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 In her new position, she will preserve and make available to the public Nevada historical documents.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 […]

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 […]

New director joins Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas, on April 5
March 29, 2021 | Category: news, Uncategorized | Tags:

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
March 9, 2021 | Category: news | Tags:

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 […]

Looking Back and Moving Forward – Core Documents
January 13, 2021 | Category: news | Tags:

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 first […]

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