Ranching in the High Desert: Five Generations, One Family
Photography by Jeff Scheid
open until February 25th, 2018

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 began to define Nevada’s business climate. It was also ranching that gave Nevada its reputation as a land of resilient people who embraced the ups and downs that came with rugged individualism.

Few families embody that ability to adapt more than Nye County’s Fallini clan. The Fallinis have ranched central Nevada’s arid desert for 150 years—for as long as there’s been a Nevada. Ensuring survival of the family’s Twin Springs Ranch has required careful stewardship of the countryside, healthy respect for a fickle Mother Nature and, increasingly, political and policy skill to maneuver ever-changing federal regulations on land use in rural Nevada.

The Artistry of Pete Menefee:
Costume Design for the Nevada Stage
open until February 25th, 2018

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, and Nevada’s costume-spectacular stage shows.

The Artistry of Pete Menefee, Costume Design for the Nevada Stage interprets the significance of Menefee’s work through photographs, stage costumes, and the designer’s original costume renderings for Hello Hollywood HelloJubilee, and Splash.

Please be advised that the temporary gallery currently contains exhibits that feature nudity. School tour access will be restricted. 


Tom Dyer
Exhibits Manager

Wes Southerland