Featured Exhibits

Barbara Gates at Helldorado in

GI Glamour: Barbara Gates and the Women’s Army Corps

GI Glamour: Barbara Gates and the Women’s Army Corps

In 1944, Barbara Gates (1916-1980) of Las Vegas, NV enlisted in the Women’s Army Corp (WAC). Barbara was a longtime Las Vegas resident and graduated from Las Vegas High School in 1933. Prior to enlisting, Barbara had worked at Basic Magnesium Inc., in Henderson, NV making magnesium ... Read More

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photograph wall in Eclectic Nevada exhibit

Eclectic Nevada Exhibit

2019-09-04

Explore more…from communications to coyotes, maps to motorcycle, desert adaptations to derby car!

Those who think Nevada is little but sagebrush ... Read More

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Permanent Exhibits

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Permanent Gallery

The Nevada State Museum offers an interactive visitor experience that interprets the history of Nevada dating back millions of years to the present. Across a ... Read More

Permanent Gallery

Hallway Galleries

Prejudice & Pride Exhibit

Prejudice & Pride: The Fight to Vote – Exhibit Opening

2020 was the Centennial of the Ratification of the 19th Amendment giving women in the US the right to vote. Yet, it was not the ... Read More

Hallway Galleries

Out of the Wild: The Art and Science of Taxidermy

Out of the Wild: The Art and Science of Taxidermy

The Friends of The Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas donated these taxidermy mounts to add to ... Read More

Hallway Galleries

Las Vegas; Wedding Capital of the World

Las Vegas; Wedding Capital of the World

In celebration of the 5 millionth wedding license being issued in Clark County, we have selected a traditional western ... Read More

Hallway Galleries