Friends of NSMLV – Fossil Factory – family event09/21/20199:00am
Fossil extravaganza for children and parents. Videos, crafts, demonstrations, hands-on fossil exhibit. Event is free with museum or Springs membership, or daily Springs Preserve admission.
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Friends General Meeting – NV Rock Art09/19/20196:00pm

Archaeologist Kish LaPierre will speak about rock art in Nevada, particularly cultural artifacts and sites on Nevada lands reserved for military use. LaPierre works in cultural resources with the 99th Civil Engineering Squadron at Nellis Air Force […]

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Friends of NSMLV – What Can Nevada Extract from Cannabis? – panel discussion09/14/20192:00pm

The legalized marijuana industry in Nevada is new. What can we expect in terms of entrepreneurship, tax revenue, pain relief & recreational use. Journalist Jon Ralston will moderate a panel discussion by business, health and other experts. […]

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Friends General Meeting / Paiute History08/15/20196:00pm
FAWN DOUGLAS of UNLV"s American Indian Research & Education Center will discuss Paiute history and culture at the Aug. 15 Friends General meeting, 6-7 p.m. at the museum. This is a rescheduled date for her talk.
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Friends Meeting / Jessica Samuelson07/18/20196:00pm

Jessica Samuelson will discuss migratory bird species that pass through Nevada, including those that stop off at Pahranagat Lake and spots in and around Las Vegas. Ms. Samuelson works for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at Pahranagat National […]

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Friends General Meeting / Neon in Las Vegas06/20/20196:00pm

A representative of The Neon Museum will present images and talk about the history of neon, as well as the art form's flourishing in Las Vegas. The Friends monthly meetings are free and open to the public. We meet 6-7 p.m. on the third Thursday of […]

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Friends General Meeting / Barrick Art Museum Talk05/16/20196:00pm

MAY 16 at the Friends' monthly meeting (6-7 p.m. at state museum) we will hear from Alisha Kertin, interim executive director of the MARJORIE BARRICK MUSEUM OF ART on the UNLV campus. She will talk about its collection and the museum's evolution into […]

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Taste of Red & White05/04/20192:00pm

Join the Friends at the Taste of Red & White Fundraiser event, and support the museum's education programs - specifically to equip a STEM-themed Traveling Trunk for local teachers to borrow. Take part in sampling some red and white wines, and view […]

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Friends General Meeting / Lost City04/18/20196:00pm
Archaeologist Mary Beth Timm, director of the state Lost City Museum in Overton, will discuss the prehistory of the Moapa Valley, including the pueblo culture that gave rise to the term "Lost City."
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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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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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Friends General Meeting / Woodlawn Cemetery Talk03/21/20196:00pm
Friends monthly meeting for March features Rosalie Lidard speaking about the history of Woodlawn Cemetery in downtown LV. 6-7 p.m. at NV State Museum, LV
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Friends General Meeting / Ottavio Gesmundo02/21/20196:00pm
LV performer Ottavio Gesmundo will talk about the memoir he co-authored with his grandfather, Ottavio Canestrelli, who toured the world. Gesmundo speaks at 6 p.m. Feb. 21 meeting of Friends, at NV State Museum LV. Meeting is free, public.
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Friends Annual Meeting01/17/20196:00pm

The Friends of NV State Museum, LV will review our community impact in 2018 and honor those who contributed in 2018 to our cause. We will elect officers to 2 newly open positions. Monthly meetings are free and open to public, running 6-7 p.m. in state […]

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Friends Holiday Potluck12/20/20186:00pm
The Friends of NV State Museum LV closes the year with its annual potluck. Bring a dish if possible. If not, just bring yourself! We owe our success to members like you!
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Book Fair @ Barnes & Noble12/02/201810:00am

The Friends' bookfair at Barnes & Noble Summerlin, 8915 W. Charleston Blvd., 89117, is a fundraiser in which customers who name Friends at checkout cause the store to donate % of qualified sales to Friends. Greg Crouch, author of the new Bonanza […]

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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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Friends General Meeting / Hispanic Heritage11/15/20186:00pm
Guest speaker Lynette Sawyer, executive director of the Hispanic Museum of Nevada, will discuss the city's Hispanic Heritage at the Friends' November general meeting, 6-7 p.m. at the NV State Museum, LV in Springs Preserve.
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Friends of NSMLV: Those Dam Women08/16/20186:00pm
Friends General Meeting and museum director Dennis McBride will present "Those Dam Women – the Women that Helped Build the Hoover Dam"
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Friends of NSMLV: Endangered Nevada Landmarks07/19/20186:00pm
Friends of NSMLV General Meeting and a discussion about Nevada's Endangered Landmarks with Shae Smith Cox, deputy director of Preserve Nevada  
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Friends of NSMLV: Meet Nevada’s State Fossil06/30/20182:00pm

Paige dePolo is a visiting researcher at the Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas studying the ichthyosaur Shonisaurus popularis (our state fossil). A northern Nevada native, Paige graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2016 and recently finished […]

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Hats & Handbags & History06/23/20182:00pm

On June 23 the Friends are holding a Hats, Handbags & History fundraiser!

Join us for a fun afternoon at the museum, 2-4 p.m. on June 23 (Saturday). Admission is free!

Bid on your favorite handbag in our silent auction and raise […]

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Friends of NSMLV: History of Burlesque06/21/20186:00pm

Dustin Wax, executive director of the Burlesque Hall of Fame, will talk about the art-entertainment form that his museum preserves and promotes.  Wax's museum, located in downtown Las Vegas, is a not-for-profit organization that began in the 1980s […]

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Gallery Gala01/27/20186:00pm

Join the Friends of NSMLV for a chance to see what the museum offers & how the Friends enhance the museum. Dress is casual and chic. There will be free appetizers and drinks, with fun activities and prizes until 8 pm. The museum galleries will be […]

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