The Spanish Influenza Pandemic in Las Vegas

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

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

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

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

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 702-656-8738
Illustration of Mammoths & Joshua Tree

Fossil Mammoths of Southern Nevada

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 […]
Nevada's Big Give is March 23rd, 2017

Nevada’s Big Give – Help Us Raise Money for Field Trips & More

This is the first year that Friends of NSMLV have participated in Nevada’s Big Give, and we are excited about their fundraising goals! Donating During Nevada’s Big Give Will Help Fund: The Friends of NSMLV have a School Bus program. They pay for buses to bring Clark County fourth graders to the museum on field trips. […]
Two Deserts One Sky

Two Deserts, One Sky

Join us for the opening of our new exhibit: Two Deserts, One Sky A Student Collaboration Between Rajasthan, India and Southern Nevada, U.S.A. This innovative collaboration was developed to connect students, ages 8-12, in the Mojave Desert of southern Nevada with their peers in the Thar Desert of Rajasthan, India in an effort to promote […]
Watch out for creepy photobombers.

5 Tips for Museum Selfies

In honor of Museum Selfie Day (01/18/2017), the staff at NSMLV has compiled very serious and helpful tips to make sure you get the most out of your selfies. Museums are stuffy places of great dignity and photos should reflect that time-honored tradition. Museum selfies are a fun way to become part of the story […]

Save Your Family History – Digitize Your Family Photos

Crystal Van Dee and Ilana Short, museum curators, will show you how to preserve your family photos for future generations. Participants will learn about different digital formats and ways to record and store digital images. Admission is $5 at the door and free for Friends of NSMLV. January 21, 2017 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm […]