Cahlan Research Library to Close Temporarily

The Cahlan Research Library will be closed to the public from December 23 – April 3. Our curator will be on personal leave and the library will be unable to fulfill requests during that time. You may still submit research requests through the Research page of the website, but they will not be completed until […]

Las Vegas museum selects Maggie Bukowski as curator of manuscripts

LAS VEGAS —The Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas, has chosen Maggie Bukowski as its new curator of manuscripts, photos and library. Bukowski joins the museum team from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, University Libraries. In her new position, she will preserve and make available to the public Nevada historical documents. “We are pleased to […]

Photo exhibit showcasing Nevadans, cultural identity opens at state museum in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS — “Find Your Folklife: We Are ‘the Folk,’ All of Us,” is on display at the Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas; an online version of the innovative photo exhibit also is available on the museum’s website. The exhibit originally debuted in July at the Winchester-Dondero Cultural Center. “We’re proud to offer this photo […]

New director joins Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas, on April 5

LAS VEGAS, Nevada — Hollis J. Gillespie has joined the Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas, as its new director. Gillespie, who worked in finance before pursuing a career in the cultural sector, will begin her new position April 5. She replaces Dennis McBride, who retired last year. “Ms. Gillespie’s extensive, multi-disciplinary experience make her uniquely […]

Vegas museum reopens March 20 with new women’s history-themed exhibits

LAS VEGAS — A new display about local educator and philanthropist Lilly Fong is among the current exhibits to see at the Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas, re-opening March 20 after temporary closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The museum also will be celebrating Women’s History Month this March with new biographies of Nevada women in […]
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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 […]
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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 […]

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 […]