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State Museums to Offer Free Admission to Military Families
May 7, 2024 | Category: news | Tags:

(Carson City, NV) The Nevada Division of Museums and History’s seven state museums will join museums nationwide in the Blue Star Museums initiative, a program that provides free admission to active-duty U.S. military personnel and their families this summer. The 2024 program will begin on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 18, 2024, and end […]

Liberace Exhibit Extended Due to Popular Demand
December 11, 2023 | Category: news | Tags:

The Nevada State Museum’s exhibition about performer and Las Vegas icon, Liberace, will remain on site until April 29, 2024, extending the dates by four months. Liberace: Real and Beyond was set to close at the end of the year, but due to the positive feedback from the community, the dates were extended to […]

New Curator of Natural History at NSMLV
November 20, 2023 | Category: news | Tags:

The Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas has recently hired Richard Gawne as the Curator of Natural History. In this role, Dr. Gawne is charged with enlarging the museum’s natural history collections, conducting research, as well as creating or enhancing the natural history exhibits.

Richard Gawne is an entomologist working in the field of evolutionary developmental […]

El Dia de los Muertos Celebrations at Nevada State Museum
October 25, 2023 | Category: family, kids, news, Uncategorized | Tags:

Las Vegas, NV – The Nevada State Museum at Las Vegas will celebrate El Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead, on Thursday, November 2 through Saturday, November 4, with a variety of cultural activities for all ages. Complete with a sacred altar display, children’s activities, a move screening, and tequila tasting. 

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We Need Your Help to Build an Exhibit
August 29, 2023 | Category: news | Tags:

The Friends of NSMLV is raising funds to purchase a Rio Grande Blanket to add to the museum’s collection. This piece will be featured in the upcoming The Old Spanish Trail: Connecting a Network of Paths exhibit, opening in January 2024. Beyond the exhibit, the blanket will help diversify the museum’s permanent collection.

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Discover the Life and Legacy of Liberace in a New Exhibition
May 11, 2023 | Category: news | Tags:

The Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas is proud to announce the opening of a new exhibition on the performer and Las Vegas icon, Liberace.

Liberace: Real and Beyond opens on June 24, 2023. The exhibition will take visitors through Liberace’s life – including as a young prodigious pianist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in the […]

NSMLV Hires New Curator of Learning and Community Engagement
April 4, 2023 | Category: news | Tags:

The Nevada State Museum in Las Vegas has hired Jordan R. Canal as the curator responsible for programming and education for the organization. This position is part of the Division of Museums and History within the Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs.  

Ms. Canal has over a decade of developing, executing, and evaluating museum education […]

Cahlan Research Library to Close Temporarily
December 19, 2022 | Category: news, Uncategorized | Tags:

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 […]

Las Vegas museum selects Maggie Bukowski as curator of manuscripts
January 7, 2022 | Category: news | Tags:

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
September 9, 2021 | Category: news | Tags:

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 […]

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