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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 […]

New Showgirl Costume Design Paintings

Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas Discovers 40-Year-Old Treasure Trove LAS VEGAS, Nevada – Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas recently added some sparkle to its already impressive collection of performance costume memorabilia – 14 costume design paintings executed by Bill Campbell in the late 1970s for the Donn Arden production show “Hello Hollywood, Hello!” MGM Grand Hotel-Reno’s […]

Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas adds paintings from epic Reno show

Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas adds paintings from epic Reno show LAS VEGAS, Nevada – Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas recently added some sparkle to its already impressive collection of performance costume memorabilia – 14 costume design paintings executed by Bill Campbell in the late 1970s for the Donn Arden production show “Hello Hollywood, Hello!” […]