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Museum’s photo collaboration garners another national award

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June 4, 2019 Contact: Guy Clifton (775) 687-0646, gclifton@travelnevada.com Museum’s photo collaboration garners another national award LAS VEGAS, Nevada – An innovative collaborative project between the Las Vegas News Bureau, Nevada State Museum Las Vegas and the greater Las Vegas community and visitors to identify people in thousands of historic photographs continues to earn national […]

Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas partners with Bally’s Las Vegas to exhibit original ‘Jubilee’ costumes and design renderings

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 28, 2019 Contact: Guy Clifton (775) 687-0646, gclifton@travelnevada.com Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas partners with Bally’s Las Vegas to exhibit original ‘Jubilee’ costumes and design renderings LAS VEGAS, Nevada – A new permanent exhibit space at the Nevada State Museum’s “Showgirl Wall” will reunite and display original “Jubilee” design renderings alongside […]

2019 Summer Family Programs @ NSMLV Start June 1

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Come join us!! Families can explore Nevada topics through demonstrations, activities, and art projects Saturday afternoons beginning at 1 pm this summer in the Museum’s Education Room. No registration is required, and programs are free with regular museum admission. 2019 Summer Family Program Dates (activities begin at 1 pm) June 1 – Carson City – […]

Nevada State Museum Las Vegas honored as ‘best of the best’

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LAS VEGAS, Nevada – Nevada State Museum Las Vegas has been recognized as the “best of the best” museum at the TMG Entertainment Network’s 25th Silver State Awards. The awards program honors and recognizes excellence and exemplary achievements by individuals and entities in Nevada and winners are selected via online voting as a “people’s choice” […]

The Spanish Influenza Pandemic in Las Vegas

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John Przybys of the Las Vegas Review-Journal recently visited the museum to talk to Ilana Short about the Spanish Influenza (flu) Pandemic, which swept the world in 1918-1919. Ms. Short is in charge of the museum’s photo collection and public outreach. She also creates exhibits, such as the popular touring exhibit Las Vegas Lineup.  For […]

Ranching in the High Desert – Five Generations, One Family

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Ranching in the High Desert Five Generations, One Family Photography by Jeff Scheid Opening Program and Reception Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 2 to 4 pm No industry is more linked to Nevada’s past than ranching. Ranching was an economic mainstay in the region before statehood, and before flashier industries such as mining and gaming […]

The Artistry of Pete Menefee – Exhibit Opening & Panel Discussion

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Exhibition Opening Reception & Panel Discussion Saturday, August 12 at 1 PM – 3 PM The Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas is proud to present a new exhibition celebrating the extraordinary artistry of costume designer Pete Menefee. A multiple Emmy-Award-winning costume designer, Pete Menefee is famed for his inimitable work with musical superstars, variety productions, […]

NSMLV Summer Programs 2017

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Kids of all ages are invited to join us in the Education Room on Saturday afternoons from 12 to 5 pm to enjoy hands-on, drop-in activities. Families can explore Nevada topics through demonstrations, activities, and art projects. No registration is required, and programs are free with regular museum admission. For more information, please call 702-822-8746 […]
Students in the Las Vegas High School Library, 1931

Remembering Las Vegas High School

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April 11th, 2017 11:30 a.m. Pioneering Las Vegas History and NSMLV present a discussion about the history of Las Vegas High School. Joined by alumni, moderator Joe Thomson will explore issues of historic preservation and community identity. April 11th, 2017 11:30 a.m. $15 for lunch Please RSVP to Joe at thomsoj2@unlv.edu 702-656-8738
Illustration of Mammoths & Joshua Tree

Fossil Mammoths of Southern Nevada

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Fossil Mammoths of Southern Nevada Dr. Stephen Rowland, UNLV Saturday, April 8th, 2017 2:00 PM Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas 309 S. Valley View Blvd. April is Paleontology Awareness Month in Nevada, and to celebrate Dr. Stephen Rowland will present a lecture on fossil mammoths. Join us to hear what scientists are learning from the […]