exhibits

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 […]

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 […]
Two Deserts One Sky

Two Deserts, One Sky

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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 […]
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5 Tips for Museum Selfies

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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 […]
Albums from the Greeno Collection on Exhibit

Branding Las Vegas, 1941 – 1958: Highlights from the Greeno Collection

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On July 8, 2016, the Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas opened a new exhibit titled Branding Las Vegas, 1941 – 1958: Highlights from the Greeno Collection. The exhibit describes, with artifacts from the recently acquired Richard and Nancy Greeno Collection of Las Vegas memorabilia and photographs from the Museum’s J. Florian Mitchell Collection, how the […]
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Fossils from Tule Springs on Exhibit

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On June 25, 2015 the Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas received fossil specimens from the National Park Services Tule Springs Fossil Bed National Monument from the San Bernardino County Museum in California. The museum is acting as a temporary repository for over 10,000 specimens until the National Park Service can build their own facilities at […]

Les Folies Bergère Exhibit to Be Expanded

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Les Folies Bergère: Entertaining Las Vegas One Rhinestone at a Time An exhibition of Folies Bergère photographs, artwork, and stage costume The newly expanded exhibit opens October 12th. The exhibition explores the beauty, artistry, and extravagance of Vegas’ longest running Parisian cabaret show. Included in the exhibit are rarely seen photographs, artwork, documents, oral and […]
Huntridge Through the Decades

Huntridge Through the Decades: A Close-Up of the Iconic People’s Theatre

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Now on exhibit through August 31, 2016 The Huntridge Foundation presents the grand opening reception for “Huntridge Through the Decades: A Close-Up of the Iconic People’s Theatre” exhibit at Nevada State Museum. The new exhibit will take its place within the 70,000 square foot museum alongside impressive displays of fossils, caves, and classic Las Vegas […]
Folies Bergere in glittering letters

Les Folies Bergère: Entertaining Las Vegas One Rhinestone at a Time

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Les Folies Bergère: Entertaining Las Vegas One Rhinestone at a Time An exhibition of Folies Bergère photographs, artwork, and stage costume. The exhibition explores the beauty, artistry, and extravagance of Vegas’ longest running Parisian cabaret show. Included in the exhibit are rarely seen photographs, artwork, documents, oral and video histories and spectacular stage costumes from […]