education

Digitizing History – Our Record Collection

This Spring through a combination of the UNLV Regent’s Service Program, and the generous donation following the 2020 Fall silent 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 records (6”, singles, 12”, LPs, […]

Lilly Fong

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 all’ and she, along with her nine siblings, all would gain future college degrees.       Lilly met her husband Wing Fong, while she was studying at […]
Delphine Squires

Delphine Squires

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 was known locally as “Mom” and her husband, Charles, as “Pop” Squires. In […]
Victor H. Green

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 […]
Image of Paul Revere Williams

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 […]

The Artistry of Pete Menefee – Exhibit Opening & Panel Discussion

Exhibition Opening Reception & Panel Discussion Saturday, August 12 at 1 PM – 3 PM 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, […]
Illustration of Mammoths & Joshua Tree

Fossil Mammoths of Southern Nevada

Fossil Mammoths of Southern Nevada Dr. Stephen Rowland, UNLV Saturday, April 8th, 2017 2:00 PM Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas 309 S. Valley View Blvd. April is Paleontology Awareness Month in Nevada, and to celebrate Dr. Stephen Rowland will present a lecture on fossil mammoths. Join us to hear what scientists are learning from the […]

Save Your Family History – Digitize Your Family Photos

Crystal Van Dee and Ilana Short, museum curators, will show you how to preserve your family photos for future generations. Participants will learn about different digital formats and ways to record and store digital images. Admission is $5 at the door and free for Friends of NSMLV. January 21, 2017 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm […]
NSMLV Summer Programs

NSMLV Summer Programs

Kids of all ages are invited to join us in the Education Room on Saturday afternoons from 1 to 5 pm to enjoy hands-on, drop-in activities. Families can explore Nevada topics through demonstrations, activities, and art projects. No registration is required, and programs are free with regular museum admission. For more information, please call 702-822-8746 […]