About The Board
BOARD OF MUSEUMS AND HISTORY
The Board of Museums and History is established by state law (NRS 381.002) to support the activities of the Division of Museums and History (DM&H) and the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO). With respect to the SHPO the Board may develop, review and approve policy for matters relating to the State Historic Preservation Plan, nominations to the National Register of Historic Places and the State Register of Historic places including determination of eligibility for each property nominated. With respect to the functions of the DM&H, the Board shall develop, review and make policy for investments, budgets, expenditures and general control of the Divisions’ private and endowed trust funds.
The Board consists of eleven members appointed by the Governor; six members of the general public who are knowledgeable about museums; one member who is qualified in history; one member who is qualified in prehistoric archeology; one member who is qualified in historic archeology; one member who is qualified in architectural history; and one member who is qualified as an architect.
The Board meets quarterly, generally alternating between northern and southern Nevada venues.
The Board of Museums and History is funded from revenue collected in the private trust funds accrued from the sale of merchandise, memberships and donations. The Board of Museums and History does not receive any funds from the State General Fund.
His first paying media job was sweeping the floors in the pressroom of the Las Vegas Review Journal. He has worked as a radio announcer, news director, sports and weatherman, reporter and anchor. He became KLAS-TV news director in 1968, the year industrialist Howard Hughes purchased the station. Stoldal has been a television news director for nearly 50 years. United Press International honored his KLAS as Best Newscast in America. He led the fight in southern Nevada to allow television cameras in courtrooms, broadcast the first criminal trial in Nevada and, in 2002, produced the first live coverage of pleadings before the Nevada Supreme Court in Carson City.
He expanded a news operation at a newly acquired CBS affiliate in Nashville, Tennessee and he helped begin 24-hour regional all-news cable channels in Virginia, Tennessee and Las Vegas. Stoldal launched Las Vegas ONE, a 24-hour local news television operation.
Retiring in 2007, he shifted attention to Nevada and Las Vegas history through writing and support of organizations focused on preservation of Nevada heritage. By 2009, he was executive vice president of news for Sunbelt Communication. He expanded Channel 3’s daily news program by three and a half hours. Responsible for the news operations at Sunbelt’s broadcast outlets in Las Vegas, Reno and Elko, he directly oversaw the news operations of Channel 3 until 2014. In July of 2015, Stoldal joined the news operation of KNPR, public radio for Nevada, serving southern and eastern Nevada.
A graduate of Las Vegas High School, Stoldal was the student librarian and wrote for the school newspaper. At the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, he was the editor of the student newspaper. He attended Notre Dame, and Belmont University.
He was first appointed to the Board of Museums and History in 1986. He is on the City of Las Vegas Centennial Commission, vice chair and charter board member of Preserve Nevada and on the board of the Las Vegas Springs Preserve. Stoldal is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists, Radio and Television News Directors Association and Nevada Freedom of Information Coalition. A veteran of community service, he has chaired many Las Vegas area boards.
Mr. Allison attended the University of Nevada, Reno. He started his career with newspapers, including the Daily Sparks Tribune, the Moscow-Pullman Daily News serving Idaho and Washington, and the Las Vegas Sun.
Founder of the historical consulting firm Stories in Place LLC, Dr. Barber implements public history projects ranging from community oral histories and online exhibits to outdoor place-based installations. She is the editor and co-founder of Reno Historical, a smart phone app and website dedicated to Reno’s history (www.renohistorical.org). She taught for a decade in the departments of core humanities and history at the University of Nevada, Reno, where she directed the University of Nevada Oral History Program from 2009-2013.
Chair of the City of Reno’s Historical Resources Commission, Dr. Barber also serves on the board of directors of Preserve Nevada. Her publications include “Reno’s Big Gamble: Image and Reputation in the Biggest Little City,” the co-edited oral history volume, “We Were All Athletes: Women’s Athletics and Title IX at the University of Nevada,” and numerous chapters and articles for both scholarly and popular publications. Recipient of the 2014 Silver Pen Award from the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame, she blogs about history and place at www.aliciambarber.com.
ing interests include the archeology of working communities such as mining towns, social theories of power relations, and collaborative archeology with American Indian communities. Her first book is titled “The Plurality of Power: An Archaeology of Industrial Capitalism.” She is collaborating with American Indian stakeholders in publishing an edited book on the archeology and preservation of Stewart Indian School in Carson City, Nevada.
Dr. Dwyer has a strong interest in Nevada museums and is a long-time member of the Churchill County Museum and the Nevada State Museum in Carson City. She has performed hundreds of Chautauqua portrayals throughout the United States and is a governor’s appointee to the Nevada Board of Museums and History since 2012. She formerly served on the Museums and History Board in the 1990s and is also a board member of the Churchill County Museum.
She has been a Nevada resident since 1980 and resides in Fallon.
Mr. Markoff has several passions in life, including wife Ditty, to whom he has been married for 30 years. He first met her on the ranch near Tucson in the early 1960s, when she rode her horse to his home. Another is flying, acquired from his father, who was also a pilot. The third is sharing his 1875 Baldwin locomotive Eureka that he restored between 1986 and 1991. The locomotive has run throughout the West for events, and through the Colorado and New Mexico Rocky Mountains each summer for 20 years. Eureka brings history to life for people who had no idea how beautiful locomotives were when they ran through the Nevada wilderness. Other interests include reading history, rifle and trap shooting, and helping to preserve Nevada’s history.
Mr. Ostrovsky holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in anthropology and archaeology from the California State University at San Francisco and a master’s degree in interdisciplinary studies.
Mr. Ostrovsky held various human resources management positions at MGM and Bally’s Casino and Resorts. He was the corporate vice president of human resources for Bally’s Grand, Inc. In this role, he managed all human resources and labor relations matters for Bally’s Reno and Las Vegas. He also served as vice president of human resources for MGM Grand, Inc., and handled all governmental affairs for the corporation from 1973 to 1986.
Mr. Ostrovsky serves as a trustee for IATSE Training, Disability and Pension Trusts. He is chairman of the Nevada Commission for Cultural Affairs, member of the State Board of Museums and History since 1998, and serves as chairman of the Nevada Cultural Affairs Foundation. He was a member of the Department of Industrial Relations Advisory Board from 1981 through 1998 and 2009 through 2012 and its chairman from 1989 through 1999 and 2009 through 2012. The board oversees workers’ compensation, safety and industrial insurance regulation. Mr. Ostrovsky is a also past president of the United Way of Northern Nevada, the Las Vegas Chapter of the American Society of Training and Development, and the Nevada Self-Insured Employers Association.
Schorr serves on the boards of the Las Vegas Natural History Museum, Nevada Restaurant Association, Jewish Federation of Las Vegas, Advisory Board of The Smith Center for Performing Arts, One Night for One Drop and was appointed by Governor Brian Sandoval to the Nevada State Board of Museums and History. He is an executive board member and treasurer of the Downtown Las Vegas Alliance and a member of Young Presidents Organization.
Since 1991, Schorr served as an integral member of the Wynn Resorts team, developing the international marketing department in Macau, the interactive gaming division and The Wynn Collection of Fine Art. He also worked at Bellagio Resort and Casino, The Mirage and Treasure Island hotels and casinos, and the Golden Nugget, Laughlin.
Schorr and partner Jeffrey Fine own and operate Fifth Street Gaming and its affiliate, Lucky Silver Management, including three casinos in North Las Vegas. The principals of Fifth Street Gaming also control, through affiliates, the LEV Restaurant Group, a food and beverage operation with more than 35 restaurants in the Las Vegas area.
He is very involved in the community, serving on the President’s Council for Nevada State College as well as on the Department of Marketing Advisory Board at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. In his spare time, he is a volunteer for the State of Nevada Historic Preservation Office and is the head of the Cultural Resources committee for the Friends of Red Rock Canyon.
Timmons earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a concentration in marketing, and a Master of Business Administration degree from Missouri State University.