Women's history month

Discovery Saturdays – Celebrating Women’s History Month!

Celebrating Women’s History Month! Today we are exploring fossils and mining in recognition of Margaret Wheat, self-taught geologist and anthropologist with a special interest in ichthyosaurs  and Eilley Orrum Bowers, owner of part of the Comstock mine. Come and join us to discover more about our state fossil, the ichthyosaur, and about the women who […]

Discovery Saturdays – Celebrating Women’s History Month!

Celebrating Women’s History Month! Today we are exploring all forms of communication in recognition of news anchor Polly Gonzalez and early Las Vegas news editor and writer Delphine Squires. Come and join us to discover the innovative ways to communicate from telegraphing our state constitution during the Civil War to online gaming, Nevada has always […]

Discovery Saturdays – Celebrating Women’s History Month!

Celebrating Women’s History Month! Today we are weaving baskets in recognition of Paiute Sarah Winnemucca, Washoe Dat-So-La-Lee and the artistry of the First Peoples. Come and join us to make a basket to take home while you discover more about Sarah and other important women in Nevada’s history in our galleries. A bronze statue of […]

Discovery Saturdays – Celebrating Women’s History Month!

Celebrating Women’s History Month! Today we are making and racing paper planes in recognition of world renown early aviator Amelia Earhart and of Nevada’s own Colanthe “Florence” Jones Murphy – a pioneer aviator in Las Vegas’ airline industry from the 1940s. As well as other crafts on the day, join us to make your own […]

Black Women Speak: A Round Table

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 issues of health, family, policy, business and empowerment. Moderated by UNLV’s Director of Oral History Claytee […]