Adult’s Chair Yoga
August 10, 2022 | Category: '+55 community, education, programs | Tags:

Adult’s Chair Yoga @ the Museum

Get your energy flowing by joining us for this 8 week program of chair yoga.

What is Chair Yoga?

Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that can be done sitting on a chair or standing on the ground while using the chair for support.  Benefits of chair yoga include:

improved […]

Kids Yoga
August 10, 2022 | Category: education, family, kids, programs | Tags:

Kids Yoga @ the Museum
Help your kids build their bodies and minds by joining us for an 8 week program of kids yoga in collaboration with Om Shanti Kids.

There are many benefits of teaching young children yoga and they all have a positive impact on children’s well-being.

Yoga helps children manage their anxiety. The […]

Taxidermy animals need names
June 26, 2021 | Category: education, exhibits, family, Natural History, news | Tags:

Taxidermy animals need names: contest running at Las Vegas museum (ends June 27th 2021)
LAS VEGAS — What do you call a taxidermy bear? This is not a joke, but a real question being posed by the Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas. In July, the museum will display six taxidermy animals that the Friends of […]

Digitizing History – Our Record Collection
June 19, 2021 | Category: education, History, People | Tags:

This Spring through a combination of the UNLV Regent’s Service Program, and the generous donation following the 2020 Fall silent

Digitizing record player

auction by the Friends of NSMLV, the museum acquired a special record player and we embarked upon a new project – digitizing record albums!

Our history collection contains many vinyl […]

Lilly Fong
March 8, 2021 | Category: education, exhibits, general, History, People | Tags:
Photo of Lilly Fong in 1985 standing outside the UNLV Geoscience Building named in her honor.

Lilly Fong (1925-2002) nee Hing, was a champion for education throughout her lifetime. Lilly’s deep-rooted belief in education stemmed from her childhood, instilled by her parents.  Her father was known to quote the teachings of Confucius as he agreed that ‘education was the equalizer of […]

Delphine Squires
March 2, 2021 | Category: education, general, History, People | Tags:
Delphine from The Woman Citizen, Nevada Edition, November 1912.

Delphine Anderson Squires (1868-1961) was matriarch to one of the first families to settle in Las Vegas arriving after her husband in 1906. She possessed a determined pioneering spirit and was an important contributor to the city’s growth as a community. She […]

The Green Book
February 19, 2021 | Category: education, History, People, Places | Tags:

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 […]

Paul Revere Williams
February 2, 2021 | Category: Casinos, education, general, History, People, Places | Tags:
Paul Revere Williams Credit:

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.