Friends Picnic at Lorenzi Park

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 have a short talk on history of Lorenzi Park and hold a small […]
Townsend's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus townsendii)

Friends of NSMLV General Meeting – via Zoom

The Friends of NSMLV monthly general meeting is open to the public. The speakers topic for the Friends October General Meeting is “Nevada Bat Species.” Jennifer Brooke, from the Nevada Department of Wildlife will talk about what bats contribute to the environment, and how they manage in the desert. The Friends meeting – which is […]

Friends of NSMLV – ‘Stuff A Truck’ Fundraising Event

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 appliances, games, toys, shoes, etc. Just bag up your unwanted items and bring to the Friends’ […]

Friends of NSMLV – The Life and Legacy of Joe Louis

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, Joe also had a far-reaching cultural impact. He was a nationwide hero in […]

Friends of NSMLV Fundraiser with Cafe Zupas

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 do… Order your food – drive thru or online Mention the Friends […]

Jewelry Making

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 lariat-style necklace and pair of earrings to keep. You must sign-up in advance for this […]

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. 

Friends of NSMLV: Those Dam Women

Friends General Meeting and museum director Dennis McBride will present “Those Dam Women – the Women that Helped Build the Hoover Dam”

Friends of NSMLV: Meet Nevada’s State Fossil

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 a Masters degree in Palaeontology and Geobiology at the University of Edinburgh studying dinosaur footprints on the […]