Las Vegas Lineup11/23/20192:00pm

Las Vegas Lineup
Find out more about the Las Vegas Lineup exhibit and the history of photography collections of both the Nevada State Museum Las Vegas and the LVCVA's Las Vegas News Bureau.
This is a fascinating insight into how these […]

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Smokey Bear Birthday Event!09/28/20191:00pm

Smokey Bear Birthday Event!
Since 1944, Smokey Bear has taught millions of Americans about their role in preventing wildfires. Seventy-five years later, Smokey is celebrating a milestone birthday!
Come to the museum to hear about the […]

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Fred Sigman & Motel Vegas05/25/20192:00pm

Fred Sigman will talk about his brand new book Motel Vegas (to be published May 21st). Purchase at event and he will sign copies.

Art historian and photographer Fred Sigman documents the art and history of Las Vegas motels and classic neon […]

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The Original Slow Cooker: Prehistoric Roasting Pit Use Within the Desert National Wildlife Refuge05/18/20192:00pm

Join us with speaker, Spencer Lodge, an archaeologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at the Desert National Wildlife Refuge (DNWR).

He will talk about the Native American groups throughout the Mojave Desert who baked a variety of […]

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Peeking into Nevada’s Past04/28/201910:00am

FULLY BOOKED

Visitors to the Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas are wowed by its towering mammoth skeleton and enormous ichthyosaur. But did you know that only a fraction of the museum’s collection is on exhibit? Get rare access to the museum’s […]

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Exhibit Class for Volunteers: Working with Acrylic04/06/201910:00am

Acrylic plastic is bent to support exhibit labels and artifacts. The sides of a pre-cut strip of acrylic plastic are filed to remove rough edges. The center of the strip is then scored with a knife. The scored strip is heated until it begins to […]

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Life of the Sagebrush Seafloor: Exploring the Paleozoic Fossil Faunas of the Great Basin04/06/20192:00pm

This program is free with museum or Springs Preserve membership, or with paid general admission.

Guest Speaker: Frank DeCourten

The Great Basin was submerged by prehistoric oceans for more than 600 million years as life evolved from […]

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Exhibits Class for Volunteers: Dry Mounting03/30/201910:00am

Reproductions of artwork, documents, photos, and labels are typically dry mounted for an exhibit. Dry mounting is the process of attaching artwork to foam board or some other backing material. A thin sheet of heat-sensitive adhesive is cut to the size […]

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This Museum Rocks!11/17/20181:00pm

Friends of NSMLV Present: This Museum Rocks!

Museum curators will talk Nov. 17 about mining, Nevada's minerals & semi-precious stones, and the history of jewelry from ancient to modern.

Never-before-displayed museum collections will […]

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Jewelry Making11/17/20183:30pm

Linda Higgins Stanley, an accomplished jewelry designer, will teach this class in the Education Room at the museum. The price includes jewelry-making tools for you take to take home, along with your choice of stones to make a sterling silver […]

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Bone Identification for Beginners11/10/20182:00pm

As part of the Southern Nevada Archeology Speaker Series sponsored by the Southern Nevada Agency Partnership Cultural Resources Team, UNLV PhD student Virginia Lucas will speak at the Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas on November 10th at 2 pm.

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Preserving Archaeology through Photography08/25/20182:00pm

Learn about Preserving Archaeology through Photography with Dr. Samantha Rubinson from the State Historic Preservation Office

The reality of historic preservation is that change is inevitable. Through time we will never be able to preserve […]

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Two Deserts, One Sky06/07/20182:00pm
Join instructor Paula Garrett, science students from Adelson Educational Campus, and artist Sharon K. Schafer as they share their experiences connecting students across continents during the 2018 Two Deserts, One Sky Project.  
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The Dirt on Dirt06/02/20182:00pm

As part of the Southern Nevada Archeology Speaker Series sponsored by the Southern Nevada Agency Partnership Cultural Resources Team, soil scientist Douglas Merkler will speak at the Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas on June 2nd at 2 pm.

We […]

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An Expansive Winding Mariposa Lily Bulb Roasting Site05/05/20182:00pm

"An Expansive Winding Mariposa Lily Bulb Roasting Site at the Virgin-Muddy River Divide"

As part of the Southern Nevada Archeology Speaker Series sponsored by the Southern Nevada Agency Partnership Cultural Resources Team, archaeologist James […]

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Science is Everywhere Day04/29/201810:00am

Visitors to the Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas are wowed by its towering mammoth skeleton and enormous ichthyosaur. But did you know that only a fraction of the museum’s collection is on exhibit? Get rare access to the museum’s restricted […]

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Beyond the Bones: Insights from Fossil Footprints04/21/20182:00pm

As part of Paleontology Awareness Month in Nevada, guest researcher Paige DePolo will discuss her research on fossil footprints.

While the word 'dinosaur' often evokes ideas of spectacular skeletons in museums, the most common dinosaur fossils […]

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Going with the Flow: Archaeology of LV Water Infrastructure03/03/20182:00pm

As part of the Southern Nevada Archeology Speaker Series sponsored by the Southern Nevada Agency Partnership Cultural Resources Team, archaeologist Nathan Harper will speak at the Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas on March 3rd at 2 pm.

Under the […]

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Photography Collections at NSMLV01/20/20189:30am

Please join the Manager of Photography Collections, Ilana Short, as she gives a presentation to the Nevada Camera Club regarding the photography collections at the Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas. Ilana will talk about the types of photographs in the […]

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Photography Workshop01/06/20182:00pm

Grab your camera and join us for this photography workshop sponsored by the Friends of NSMLV and led by the Nevada Camera Club. Photographer Garrett Winslow (https://nevadacc.org/users/Thenikonian) will give a short presentation.

Tthen we'll […]

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Ranching in the High Desert: Five Generations, One Family12/16/201710:00am

Join us Saturday, December 16th at 10 am as  Jeff Scheid and Anna Fallini-Berg tell the stories behind the photographs featured in our new changing exhibit, Ranching in the High Desert: Five Generations, One Family.

For more than three […]

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From Bones to Behavior12/02/20172:00pm

Join us for a lecture by Levent Atici, Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

After receiving his Ph.D. from Harvard University, Atici joined UNLV in 2007 and founded the UNLV Zooarchaeology Laboratory in […]

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