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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 […]

New Exhibit – The Art of Crafting
July 21, 2020 | Category: exhibits, History, news, People | Tags:

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 […]

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