The Nevada State Museum’s exhibition about performer and Las Vegas icon, Liberace, will remain on site until April 29, 2024, extending the dates by four months. Liberace: Real and Beyond was set to close at the end of the year, but due to the positive feedback from the community, the dates were extended to […]
The Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas has recently hired Richard Gawne as the Curator of Natural History. In this role, Dr. Gawne is charged with enlarging the museum’s natural history collections, conducting research, as well as creating or enhancing the natural history exhibits.
Richard Gawne is an entomologist working in the field of evolutionary developmental […]
Las Vegas, NV – The Nevada State Museum at Las Vegas will celebrate El Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead, on Thursday, November 2 through Saturday, November 4, with a variety of cultural activities for all ages. Complete with a sacred altar display, children’s activities, a move screening, and tequila tasting.
The Friends of NSMLV is raising funds to purchase a Rio Grande Blanket to add to the museum’s collection. This piece will be featured in the upcoming The Old Spanish Trail: Connecting a Network of Paths exhibit, opening in January 2024. Beyond the exhibit, the blanket will help diversify the museum’s permanent collection.
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The Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas is proud to announce the opening of a new exhibition on the performer and Las Vegas icon, Liberace.
Liberace: Real and Beyond opens on June 24, 2023. The exhibition will take visitors through Liberace’s life – including as a young prodigious pianist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in the […]
The Nevada State Museum in Las Vegas has hired Jordan R. Canal as the curator responsible for programming and education for the organization. This position is part of the Division of Museums and History within the Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs.
Ms. Canal has over a decade of developing, executing, and evaluating museum education […]
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 […]
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 […]
This 1964 Nevada Camping Map is from our collections, and was published by the Nevada Department of Economic
Development. It details a variety of Forest Service, National Park and BLM campgrounds and outdoor recreation areas located throughout the […]