Conducting Museum Research

To fulfill its mission to inspire and educate a diverse public about the history and natural history of Nevada, the museum collects materials that help document the history, pre-history, natural history, and geology of southern Nevada. The museum holds these collections in trust for all Nevadans, and researchers can request information about this material.

In person library visits are by scheduled appointment only. However, the librarian can provide limited research assistance via email or phone. Please email cvandee@nevadaculture.org or call 702-822-8748 to make an appointment or to request remote research assistance.


View Online Collections

Here you will find images of thousands of the museum’s artifacts, historical photographs, and information about manuscript collections.
View Online Collections


Register as a Researcher

All in-person researchers must agree to the researcher agreement and register before accessing the collections.
Register as a Researcher


Submit a Research Request

If you are unable to visit the museum, you can submit a research request online.
Submit a Research Request


Cahlan Research Library

Learn about the museum’s research library and view the collection guide.

Museum Research & Reference Library