Friends of NSMLV General Meeting07/15/20213:00pm

Overland Hotel on the left, corner of Main and Fremont.

The Friends of NSMLV General Meeting will be held on Thursday, July 15 at 3 PM in the Special Events Room at the Museum.

The Springs Preserve gates will open at 2:15 pm, and doors […]

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Picture of the painting of a sunset with tree silhouette
Friends of NSMLV – Fundraising Event06/27/20211:00pm

PAINTING CLASS DETAILS

Paint it Forward with the Friends of the Nevada State Museum! Join this fun group on Sunday June 27th 1-3pm at Pinot's Palette at Boca Park and learn how to paint this picture to take home for $39 pp.  All materials are […]

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Notice of Public Meeting – Board of Museums and History06/18/20218:00am

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING & AGENDA
Board of Museums and History
Thursday, June 18, 8 aM
Topic: Board of Museums & History
Click here to view the agenda

Meeting Location
Per the Governor’s directive to […]

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Friends of NSMLV General Meeting06/17/20213:00pm

Friends Members Meeting is on June 17.
This is the first in person meeting since last year, and will be held at the Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas!
Start time is 3 PM!  Join them to reacquaint with old friends and enjoy an outstanding […]

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Notice of Board Meeting of Museums and History06/11/20218:00am

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING & AGENDA
Board of Museums and History
Thursday, June 11, 8 aM
Topic: Board of Museums & History
Click here to view the agenda

Meeting Location
Per the Governor’s directive to […]

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Notice of Meeting – Board of Museums and History Finance Committee05/24/202110:00am

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING & AGENDA
Board of Museums and History
Thursday, May 24, 10 AM
Topic: Board of Museums and History Finance Committee
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Meeting Location
Per the Governor’s […]

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Friends of NSMLV General Meeting05/20/20216:00pm

The Friends of NSMLV general meeting will be held on Thursday, May 20 at 6:00 PM.  The meeting will be held by Zoom.
To join click on https://zoom.us/join  Zoom meeting ID is: 931 4395 4843, Password: Friends
The guest speaker this month […]

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Friends of NSMLV – Spring Clothing Collection04/24/202112:00am

Friends of NSMLV Spring Clothing Collection

Spring is coming!  Soon it will be time to start that house cleaning we do every  year when the flowers  start to bloom again.   This year it’s  even more necessary and hopeful  as we begin […]

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Notice of Meeting – Board of Museums and History04/15/20211:00pm

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING & AGENDA
Board of Museums and History
Thursday, April 15, 1 PM
Topic: Board of Museums & History Zoom Meeting
Click here to view the agenda

Meeting Location
Per the Governor’s […]

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Friends of NSMLV General Meeting – via Zoom04/15/20216:00pm

The Friends of NSMLV monthly general meeting is open to the public.

Guest speakers are Holly Lay and Homero Hidalgo, two local artists.
They will be discussing "Public Art in Las Vegas".

To join click on https://zoom.us/join  Zoom […]

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Notice of Meeting – Board of Museums and History04/14/20212:00pm

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING & AGENDA
Board of Museums and History
Wednesday, April 14, 2 PM
Topic: Board of Museums & History Zoom Meeting
Click here to view the agenda

Meeting Location
Per the Governor’s […]

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING & AGENDA – Board of Museums & History03/25/20219:00am

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING & AGENDA
Board of Museums and History
Thursday, March 25, 2021, 9:00 AM
Topic: Board of Museums & History Zoom Meeting
Click here to view the agenda

Meeting Location
Per the […]

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING & AGENDA – Board of Museums & History03/19/20219:00am

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING & AGENDA
Board of Museums and History
Friday, March 19, 2021, 9:00 AM
Topic: Board of Museums & History Zoom Meeting
Click here to view the agenda

Meeting Location
Per the […]

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Friends of NSMLV General Meeting – via Zoom03/18/20216:00pm

Dr. Charles I. West – the first African American doctor in southern Nevada who worked to advance the cause of civil rights in Las Vegas. Photo: Copyright NSMLV, Florian Mitchell Collection

The Friends of NSMLV monthly general meeting is open […]

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Friends of NSMLV – Valentine Painting Party02/28/20212:00pm

Friends of NSMLV - Valentine Painting Party

Join the Friends on Sunday, February 28, from 2-4 pm at Pinot’s Palette at 1000 S. Rampart in Boca Park for our Valentine painting party.   Each attendee will paint two wine glasses under the […]

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING & AGENDA – Board of Museums & History02/19/202112:00am

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING & AGENDA
Board of Museums and History
Friday, February 19, 2021, 9:00 AM
Topic: Board of Museums & History Zoom Meeting
To view agenda click here

Meeting Location
Per the […]

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The Folies Bergere in Las Vegas02/10/20217:00pm - 02/11/20228:30pm

The Folies Bergere in Las Vegas

Travel back in time and explore the splendiferous legacy of the Folies Bergere with author Karan Feder.

National Arts Club program, Wednesday, February 10, 2021, 7 p.m. EST

Register for the free […]

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Presentation – The Folies Bergere in Las Vegas02/10/20217:00pm

The Folies Bergere in Las Vegas

Travel back in time and explore the splendiferous legacy of the Folies Bergere with author Karan Feder.

National Arts Club program, Wednesday, February 10, 2021, 7 p.m. EST

Register for the free […]

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Friends of Nevada State Museum Las Vegas’s Annual Meeting01/21/20216:00pm

Please join the Friends of Nevada State Museum Las Vegas's Annual Meeting on January 21st from 6pm to 7 p.m. on Zoom.

They will vote for 2021 officers, a proposed acquisition for the museum and a rule change regarding lapsed dues.

Meet […]

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING & AGENDA – Board of Museums and History12/21/202012:00am

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING & AGENDA
Board of Museums and History

Friday, December 21, 2020, 9:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

To view agenda click here: 01 Board of Museums and History AGENDA 122120 Final

Meeting […]

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING & AGENDA – Board of Museums and History12/10/20209:00am

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING & AGENDA
Board of Museums and History

Friday, December 10, 2020, 9:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Meeting Location

Per the Governor’s directive to distance socially during the COVID-19 […]

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING & AGENDA – Board of Museums and History12/04/20208:00am

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING & AGENDA
Board of Museums and History

Friday, December 4, 2020, 8:00 AM

Meeting Location

Per the Governor’s directive to distance socially during the COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting will only be […]

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Friends Online Auction Fundraiser – Bizarre Bazaar11/22/202012:00pm - 11/24/202011:45pm

The Friends of NSMLV are holding an online auction to fundraise for the museum.

Click here to peruse the offerings - many of which will make unique gifts, including:

- personalized museum gallery tours

- sponsorship to buy […]

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Friends of NSMLV General Meeting via Zoom11/19/20206:00pm

The Friends of NSMLV monthly general meeting is open to the public.

Garrett Wake, chief of the Southern NV Division of Minerals, will talk about Ways to View Nevada Geology with reference to the nonprofit McCaw School of Mines located next to […]

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Pinots Palette Fundraiser with the Friends of NSMLV11/15/20202:00pm

Join the Friends of Nevada State Museum for a fun day of painting at this holiday fundraiser

When:  November 15 from 2-4:30 pm
Where:  Pinots Palette in Boca Park at 1000 S. Rampart Suite 10, Las Vegas, NV 89145
What: […]

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Dining Fundraiser by the Friends of NSMLV10/27/20205:00pm

On Tuesday 27th October, the Friends will be holding fundraiser in collaboration with the Cafe Zupas at 7020 S. Rainbow Blvd., LV 89118. Phone: 702-538-8030.

The Friends receive 20 percent of tabs of parties who mention the Friends either when […]

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Friends Picnic at Lorenzi Park10/17/202010:30am

The Friends of NSMLV are holding a socially distanced picnic at Lorenzi Park that will allow attendees to group on the shaded lawns as they wish on Saturday October 17th from 10:30am. - 12:30pm.

Besides getting to chat and eating lunch, they'll […]

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Townsend's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus townsendii)
Friends of NSMLV General Meeting – via Zoom10/15/20206:00pm

The Friends of NSMLV monthly general meeting is open to the public.

Townsend's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus townsendii)

The speakers topic for the Friends October General Meeting is "Nevada Bat Species."

Jennifer Brooke, from the […]

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Friends of NSMLV – ‘Stuff A Truck’ Fundraising Event09/26/20209:00am

The Friends of NSMLV are holding a fundraising event on Saturday, September 26th, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

This is the second annual Stuff-a-Truck donation campaign when they will be collecting all your old small household items; clothing, small […]

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Public Meeting: Board of Museums and History09/18/20209:00am

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING & AGENDA
Board of Museums and History
Friday, September 18, 2020, 9:00 AM
Agenda (pdf)
Meeting Location
Per the Governor’s directive to distance socially during the COVID-19 pandemic, the […]

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Friends of NSMLV Fundraiser08/22/202011:00am

Romano's Macaroni Grill Friends of NSMLV Fundraiser
20% of the value of your dine-in or curbside orders on this day are donated to the Friends of NSMLV for museum projects.  Please quote Friends of NSMLV when you order.

Only at: […]

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Friends of NSMLV – General Meeting (via Zoom)08/20/202012:00pm

The Friends of NSMLV monthly general meeting is open to the public.

Their speaker will be Jeff Alpert of North Las Vegas, author of local history books.

Jeff has conducted extensive research on Kiel Ranch, and published "Kiel Ranch: A […]

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Museum Re-Opening for Members07/17/202010:00am

Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas is re-opening! To ensure your safety, we are re-opening in stages.
We are re-opening on Friday, July 17th to Museum and Springs Preserve members only. At this time, we will only be open Friday through Sunday, 10 to […]

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Friends of NSMLV – The Life and Legacy of Joe Louis07/16/20206:00pm

The Life and Legacy of Joe Louis
This is a Friends of NSMLV Zoom Meeting Event

Discover more about the legacy of Joe Louis – one of the most historically influential and greatest boxers of all time.  Not only an outstanding sportsman, […]

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Board of Museums and History Meeting06/12/20209:00am - 06/13/202012:00pm

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING & AGENDA
Board of Museums and History
Thursday, June 11, 2020, 9:00 AM and Friday, June 12, 2020, 9:00 AM

Meeting Location: Zoom
Join Zoom Meeting
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Friends of NSMLV Fundraiser with Cafe Zupas05/12/20204:00pm

Please join the Friends of the Nevada State Museum Las Vegas to raise funds to support the museum projects!

Happening at
Café Zupa’s at 7521 W. Lake Mead
only on Tuesday May 12th between 4pm - 8pm.

This is all you need to […]

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Black Women Speak: A Round Table03/07/20202:00pm

Black Women Speak: A Round Table

Join us for our fourth event of the Obsidian & Neon Speaker Series in recognition of Women’s History Month and in celebration of the intersection of Black identity and gender.

We will discuss […]

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Prejudice & Pride: The Fight to Vote – Exhibit Opening03/07/20202:00pm

Prejudice & Pride: The Fight to Vote - Exhibit Opening

Our new exhibit opens on March 7th 2020
This year is the Centennial of the Ratification of the 19th Amendment giving women in the US the right to vote. Yet, it was not the answer […]

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Black Economic Presence & Mobility in Sin City02/29/20202:00pm

Black Economic Presence & Mobility in Sin City

Join us for this third event in our Obsidian & Neon Black History Month Speaker Series as we explore Black economic presence in our city - moderated by CEO of Sumnu Marketing, Shaundell […]

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Black Art: Mission or Expression02/15/20202:00pm

Black Art: Mission or Expression

Please join us for this event, our second in our Obsidian & Neon Black History Month Speaker Series as we explore the role of Black Art.  Our team will inspire and spark discussion:

[…]
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Social Justice: Making it Plain, Making it Right02/01/20202:00pm

Social Justice: Making it Plain, Making it Right

Please join us for our first event of the Obsidian & Neon Speaker Series in recognition of Black History Month as we explore the aspects of social injustice, moderated and curated by Judge […]

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This Museum Rocks!11/17/20181:00pm

Friends of NSMLV Present: This Museum Rocks!

Museum curators will talk Nov. 17 about mining, Nevada's minerals & semi-precious stones, and the history of jewelry from ancient to modern.

Never-before-displayed museum collections will […]

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Jewelry Making11/17/20183:30pm

Linda Higgins Stanley, an accomplished jewelry designer, will teach this class in the Education Room at the museum. The price includes jewelry-making tools for you take to take home, along with your choice of stones to make a sterling silver […]

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Preserving Archaeology through Photography08/25/20182:00pm

Learn about Preserving Archaeology through Photography with Dr. Samantha Rubinson from the State Historic Preservation Office

The reality of historic preservation is that change is inevitable. Through time we will never be able to preserve […]

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Friends of NSMLV: Those Dam Women08/16/20186:00pm
Friends General Meeting and museum director Dennis McBride will present "Those Dam Women – the Women that Helped Build the Hoover Dam"
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Summer Family Program: Bug Detective08/04/20181:00pm

Learn the clues that tell you who’s who in the insect world.

Kids of all ages are invited to join us in the Education Room on Saturday afternoons from 1 to 5 pm to enjoy hands-on, drop-in activities. Families can explore Nevada topics through […]

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Summer Family Program: Desert Seasons07/28/20181:00pm

Seasons change, even in the Mojave Desert! Learn about the unique features of each of the four seasons.

Kids of all ages are invited to join us in the Education Room on Saturday afternoons from 1 to 5 pm to enjoy hands-on, drop-in activities. […]

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Summer Family Program: Pioneers07/21/20181:00pm

What was it like to travel thousands of miles before cars or roads? We’ll travel back in time to learn more about the pioneers who traveled across Nevada on their way West.

Kids of all ages are invited to join us in the Education Room on […]

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Friends of NSMLV: Endangered Nevada Landmarks07/19/20186:00pm
Friends of NSMLV General Meeting and a discussion about Nevada's Endangered Landmarks with Shae Smith Cox, deputy director of Preserve Nevada  
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Summer Family Program: Sports in Nevada07/14/20181:00pm

Vegas is crazy about its new sports teams, but there is a long history of sports in our state. Learn about the teams that came before the Raiders and the Golden Knights.

Kids of all ages are invited to join us in the Education Room on Saturday […]

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Summer Family Program: Mining07/07/20181:00pm

Nevada is the Silver State, but that’s not all we mine here. Come learn about all the ways Nevada geology rocks!

Kids of all ages are invited to join us in the Education Room on Saturday afternoons from 1 to 5 pm to enjoy hands-on, drop-in […]

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Summer Family Program: Micro Adventures06/30/20181:00pm

We’ll explore the tiniest parts of Nevada and see how much there is to learn when we take a closer look.

Kids of all ages are invited to join us in the Education Room on Saturday afternoons from 1 to 5 pm to enjoy hands-on, drop-in […]

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Friends of NSMLV: Meet Nevada’s State Fossil06/30/20182:00pm

Paige dePolo is a visiting researcher at the Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas studying the ichthyosaur Shonisaurus popularis (our state fossil). A northern Nevada native, Paige graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2016 and recently finished […]

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Summer Family Program: Archaeology06/23/20181:00pm

Who were Nevada’s First Peoples and how do scientists learn more about them? Go on a mock dig and try your hand at being an archaeologist.

Kids of all ages are invited to join us in the Education Room on Saturday afternoons from 1 to 5 pm to […]

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Hats & Handbags & History06/23/20182:00pm

On June 23 the Friends are holding a Hats, Handbags & History fundraiser!

Join us for a fun afternoon at the museum, 2-4 p.m. on June 23 (Saturday). Admission is free!

Bid on your favorite handbag in our silent auction and raise […]

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Friends of NSMLV: History of Burlesque06/21/20186:00pm

Dustin Wax, executive director of the Burlesque Hall of Fame, will talk about the art-entertainment form that his museum preserves and promotes.  Wax's museum, located in downtown Las Vegas, is a not-for-profit organization that began in the 1980s […]

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Volunteer Appreciation Brunch06/16/201810:00am
Details TBD
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Summer Family Program: Scats & Tracks06/16/20181:00pm

Come find out just how much we can learn from the signs that animals leave behind.

Kids of all ages are invited to join us in the Education Room on Saturday afternoons from 1 to 5 pm to enjoy hands-on, drop-in activities. Families can explore […]

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Summer Family Program: Crazy Chemistry06/09/20181:00pm

Explore the three states of matter in chemistry. Come play with solids, liquids, and gases, and learn about chemistry’s role in Nevada history.

Kids of all ages are invited to join us in the Education Room on Saturday afternoons from 1 to 5 […]

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Two Deserts, One Sky06/07/20182:00pm
Join instructor Paula Garrett, science students from Adelson Educational Campus, and artist Sharon K. Schafer as they share their experiences connecting students across continents during the 2018 Two Deserts, One Sky Project.  
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Summer Family Program: Exploring Nevada06/02/20181:00pm

Calling all explorers! Come see some historic maps from our collections, go on a treasure hunt, and even make your own maps.

Kids of all ages are invited to join us in the Education Room on Saturday afternoons from 1 to 5 pm to enjoy hands-on, […]

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The Dirt on Dirt06/02/20182:00pm

As part of the Southern Nevada Archeology Speaker Series sponsored by the Southern Nevada Agency Partnership Cultural Resources Team, soil scientist Douglas Merkler will speak at the Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas on June 2nd at 2 pm.

We […]

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Adventures in the Sagebrush State05/19/20181:00pm

Rainbow Company's original play about Nevada's past using fascinating historic characters and music that makes everyone smile. Thousands of children and educators look forward to seeing this production every year -- you should too!

This […]

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Pioneering Las Vegas History05/08/201811:30am
$15 FOR LUNCH Please RSVP to Joe at thomsoj2@unlv.edu 702-656-8738
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Las Vegas Science Festival at World Market Center05/05/201810:00am
SATURDAY, MAY 5 ~ 10AM TO 5PM World Market Center Join thousands of others at the Las Vegas Science and Technology Festival's Saturday Expo at World Market Center. With nearly 100 exhibits, there's something for everyone!  
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An Expansive Winding Mariposa Lily Bulb Roasting Site05/05/20182:00pm

"An Expansive Winding Mariposa Lily Bulb Roasting Site at the Virgin-Muddy River Divide"

As part of the Southern Nevada Archeology Speaker Series sponsored by the Southern Nevada Agency Partnership Cultural Resources Team, archaeologist James […]

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Science is Everywhere Day04/29/201810:00am

Visitors to the Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas are wowed by its towering mammoth skeleton and enormous ichthyosaur. But did you know that only a fraction of the museum’s collection is on exhibit? Get rare access to the museum’s restricted […]

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Beyond the Bones: Insights from Fossil Footprints04/21/20182:00pm

As part of Paleontology Awareness Month in Nevada, guest researcher Paige DePolo will discuss her research on fossil footprints.

While the word 'dinosaur' often evokes ideas of spectacular skeletons in museums, the most common dinosaur fossils […]

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Finding Frémont: Pathfinder of the West04/06/20186:00pm

A new exhibit at the Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas called “Finding Frémont: Pathfinder of the West” will be unveiled on April 6, 2018 at a reception for museum members and guests. The exhibit focuses on the explorer’s Western journey from […]

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Going with the Flow: Archaeology of LV Water Infrastructure03/03/20182:00pm

As part of the Southern Nevada Archeology Speaker Series sponsored by the Southern Nevada Agency Partnership Cultural Resources Team, archaeologist Nathan Harper will speak at the Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas on March 3rd at 2 pm.

Under the […]

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Folies Bergere in glittering letters
The Folies Bergere in Las Vegas02/03/20181:00pm

Travel back in time to explore the splendiferous legacy of the Folies Bergere with author Karan Feder! The Friends of the Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas is pleased to present this author presentation and book signing.

The Folies Bergere in Las […]

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Gallery Gala01/27/20186:00pm

Join the Friends of NSMLV for a chance to see what the museum offers & how the Friends enhance the museum. Dress is casual and chic. There will be free appetizers and drinks, with fun activities and prizes until 8 pm. The museum galleries will be […]

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Photography Collections at NSMLV01/20/20189:30am

Please join the Manager of Photography Collections, Ilana Short, as she gives a presentation to the Nevada Camera Club regarding the photography collections at the Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas. Ilana will talk about the types of photographs in the […]

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Photography Workshop01/06/20182:00pm

Grab your camera and join us for this photography workshop sponsored by the Friends of NSMLV and led by the Nevada Camera Club. Photographer Garrett Winslow (https://nevadacc.org/users/Thenikonian) will give a short presentation.

Tthen we'll […]

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Ranching in the High Desert: Five Generations, One Family12/16/201710:00am

Join us Saturday, December 16th at 10 am as  Jeff Scheid and Anna Fallini-Berg tell the stories behind the photographs featured in our new changing exhibit, Ranching in the High Desert: Five Generations, One Family.

For more than three […]

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From Bones to Behavior12/02/20172:00pm

Join us for a lecture by Levent Atici, Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

After receiving his Ph.D. from Harvard University, Atici joined UNLV in 2007 and founded the UNLV Zooarchaeology Laboratory in […]

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Dancers on either side of a collage of Las Vegas neon signs
Gambling on a Dream11/10/20176:30pm

 

Friday, November 10th
6:30 - 8:30 PM
Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas
Join us for a presentation by author and historian Lynn Zook about hotels built on the Classic Las Vegas Strip between 1956-1973. From conception to […]

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Ranching in the High Desert10/28/20172:00pm

RANCHING IN THE HIGH DESERT
FIVE GENERATIONS, ONE FAMILY
Photography by Jeff Scheid
Opening Program and Reception Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 2 to 4 pm

No industry is more linked to Nevada’s past than ranching. Ranching […]

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Nevada Day Live History10/27/20179:00am

Free admission!

Come spend Nevada Day with the Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas! Nevada Day is Friday, October 27, 2017, and is a day of FREE ADMISSION at Springs Preserve and NSMLV. To celebrate our important state holiday, we will have living […]

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