Black History Month 2020

Nevada State Museum plans exhibit, lectures for Black History Month Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas will be celebrating Black History Month with a new, large-scale photography exhibit and a series of lectures throughout February. The exhibit, “Obsidian & Neon: Celebrating Black Life and Identity in Las Vegas”, is a photo-narrative exhibition of large-scale black-and-white photography […]

The Artistry of Pete Menefee – Exhibit Opening & Panel Discussion

Exhibition Opening Reception & Panel Discussion Saturday, August 12 at 1 PM – 3 PM The Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas is proud to present a new exhibition celebrating the extraordinary artistry of costume designer Pete Menefee. A multiple Emmy-Award-winning costume designer, Pete Menefee is famed for his inimitable work with musical superstars, variety productions, […]

NSMLV Summer Programs 2017

Kids of all ages are invited to join us in the Education Room on Saturday afternoons from 12 to 5 pm to enjoy hands-on, drop-in activities. Families can explore Nevada topics through demonstrations, activities, and art projects. No registration is required, and programs are free with regular museum admission. For more information, please call 702-822-8746 […]
Students in the Las Vegas High School Library, 1931

Remembering Las Vegas High School

April 11th, 2017 11:30 a.m. Pioneering Las Vegas History and NSMLV present a discussion about the history of Las Vegas High School. Joined by alumni, moderator Joe Thomson will explore issues of historic preservation and community identity. April 11th, 2017 11:30 a.m. $15 for lunch Please RSVP to Joe at 702-656-8738
Illustration of Mammoths & Joshua Tree

Fossil Mammoths of Southern Nevada

Fossil Mammoths of Southern Nevada Dr. Stephen Rowland, UNLV Saturday, April 8th, 2017 2:00 PM Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas 309 S. Valley View Blvd. April is Paleontology Awareness Month in Nevada, and to celebrate Dr. Stephen Rowland will present a lecture on fossil mammoths. Join us to hear what scientists are learning from the […]

Save Your Family History – Digitize Your Family Photos

Crystal Van Dee and Ilana Short, museum curators, will show you how to preserve your family photos for future generations. Participants will learn about different digital formats and ways to record and store digital images. Admission is $5 at the door and free for Friends of NSMLV. January 21, 2017 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm […]
Showgirls, showgirls, showgirls!

Showgirls, showgirls, showgirls!

Showgirls, Showgirls, Showgirls, as in what are they are wearing. Karan Feder shares her expertise concerning costuming in relation to the elaborate production shows with a special emphasis “Les Folies Bergere.” Nevada State Museum, 309 South Valley View Blvd.   Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 11:30 am Cost for lunch $15.00, cash only please Please RSVP […]
Snow on the Esslinger Farm, Las Vegas - December 1960

Christmas & Snow in Las Vegas

NEVADA STATE MUSEUM LAS VEGAS Proudly hosts an afternoon of Christmas and Snow in Las Vegas. Join us in sharing memories of historical Christmas in Las Vegas and the rare occasions when it has snowed during the winter months. Feel free to bring along images or mementos that you would like to include in the […]
An Afternoon with Lloyd George

An Afternoon with Judge Lloyd D. George

Tuesday November 15 Time 11:30am     $17.00 Please RSVP to Joe Thomson at or  702-656-8738 Judge George arrived in the Las Vegas Valley as a two year old in June 1933 when the family moved from Idaho for better business opportunities for his father William, who was in the sand and gravel business. Judge George has led […]