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The Green Book

Our Black History traveling trunk contains various objects for students to explore in addition to a video presentation. The item that is included is a 1949 edition of “The Negro Motorist Green Book”. This was an essential US guide for African Americans traveling during the segregation era.  It listed businesses and accommodations that welcomed people […]

Paul Revere Williams

We share this history, not only in recognition of #BlackHistoryMonth, but in recognition of a man who contributed so much to the design of some of Las Vegas’ most unique buildings, as well as residential homes, for which he had a particular passion. Paul Revere Williams was born in Los Angeles in 1894 and became […]
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Looking Back and Moving Forward – Core Documents

This is part 1 of a series of articles looking back at the museum’s activities throughout 2020. Although it was a challenging year, NSMLV celebrated many achievements and we used this time to to develop more intentional practices for moving forward by reflecting upon and learning from our past.  2020 in Review: Core Documents NSMLV […]

New Exhibit – The Art of Crafting

The Art of Crafting The Art of Crafting, features artifacts that showcase dressmaking, quilting, crochet and more.  The museum team was inspired by how many people have been completing unfinished craft projects or learning new skills while sheltering at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.  On returning to the museum, they began to wonder how many […]

Virtual Backgrounds

NSMLV Curators want you to be able to enjoy the museum from home, so we have created a series of virtual backgrounds featuring highlights from the museum. It’s easy to add a museum virtual background to your next video chat. Right click on your desired image and save it to your computer. Then, follow the […]

NSMLV Statement on Coronavirus

30 March 2020 In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and to comply with the Governor’s closure directive, the Nevada State Museums will be closed to the public until further.  For research questions, please contact the relevant curator by email as listed in the research section.  We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your […]

New exhibit showcases women’s suffrage effort

Nevada State Museum Las Vegas exhibit showcases women’s suffrage effort The year 2020 marks the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, giving women the right to vote. Yet, it was not the answer to all women, and was not the end of the fight to win suffrage for all. […]

Black History Month 2020

Nevada State Museum plans exhibit, lectures for Black History Month Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas will be celebrating Black History Month with a new, large-scale photography exhibit and a series of lectures throughout February. The exhibit, “Obsidian & Neon: Celebrating Black Life and Identity in Las Vegas”, is a photo-narrative exhibition of large-scale black-and-white photography […]

Donated Hollywood costumes from Debbie Reynolds’ Collection

Donated Hollywood costumes from Debbie Reynolds’ Collection   The museum has been gifted with four historic film costumes that were acquired at the first auction of Debbie Reynolds’ Hollywood memorabilia in 2011. A much-beloved star of stage and film, Reynolds (1932-2016) was also a Las Vegas resident and businesswoman. Her off-Strip Debbie Reynolds Hotel Casino & […]