Notice of Public Meeting: Board of Museums & History
February 7, 2023 | Category: Uncategorized | Tags:


Proclamation Names February 18 as Paul Revere Williams Day in Nevada
February 2, 2023 | Category: Uncategorized | Tags:

The character of a neighborhood or city comes not only from the people who live there, but also from those who design its residential, commercial and public spaces. The built environment in Nevada—especially Las Vegas—owes its unique look and feel to architect Paul Revere Williams (1894 – 1980), the first licensed African American architect […]

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 […]

International Clown Week
August 4, 2022 | Category: Casinos, general, History, People, Places, Uncategorized | Tags:

In celebration of International Clown Week, the first week in August, from our collections, we have a 1966 film clip of the George Moro dancers at the Sahara Hotel and Casino in 1966. This features slapstick circus clowns performing to the music from the prior year’s hit ‘Everyone Loves a Clown’ by Gary Lewis […]

Colanthe “Florence” Jones Murphy
March 1, 2022 | Category: Uncategorized | Tags:

Women’s History Month
Colanthe “Florence” Jones Murphy

Colanthe “Florence” Jones Murphy, was a native Nevadan, aviator and real estate pioneer. She was the first Nevada woman to receive a commercial pilot’s license and the first woman in the United States to serve as a vice president of a regularly scheduled airline. She is considered […]

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 […]

October 15, 2015 | Category: Uncategorized | Tags:

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 circle […]