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 […]

Sarah Winnemucca

Sarah Winnemucca was born around 1844 in what is now Nevada, to Chief Winnemucca of the Paiutes. Her grandfather was Chief Truckee, leader of the Paiute nation, and he influenced her early upbringing and education. By the time she was 14, she spoke five languages, three Native American dialects, English and Spanish.  These skills would […]


Opening to the public October 30th, 2015   Artist and wildlife biologist Sharon K. Schafer writes that “we are estranged from nature, possessed by an inability to connect, communicate and empathize with the more-than-human world.” In her latest exhibit, Becoming Animal: Standing Witness for the Sentient Wild, Schafer invites us to step forward into the […]