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El Rancho Vegas

On April 3rd 1941, the El Rancho Vegas opened on Highway 91, (opposite today’s Sahara Hotel and Casino) on what was to become the Las Vegas Strip; the first large successful hotel and casino operation outside of downtown Las Vegas. The El Rancho Vegas was also the first true ‘resort’, built in an Old West […]

Donated Hollywood costumes from Debbie Reynolds’ Collection

Donated Hollywood costumes from Debbie Reynolds’ Collection   The museum has been gifted with four historic film costumes that were acquired at the first auction of Debbie Reynolds’ Hollywood memorabilia in 2011. A much-beloved star of stage and film, Reynolds (1932-2016) was also a Las Vegas resident and businesswoman. Her off-Strip Debbie Reynolds Hotel Casino & […]

New Showgirl Costume Design Paintings

Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas Discovers 40-Year-Old Treasure Trove LAS VEGAS, Nevada – Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas recently added some sparkle to its already impressive collection of performance costume memorabilia – 14 costume design paintings executed by Bill Campbell in the late 1970s for the Donn Arden production show “Hello Hollywood, Hello!” MGM Grand Hotel-Reno’s […]

Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas adds paintings from epic Reno show

Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas adds paintings from epic Reno show LAS VEGAS, Nevada – Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas recently added some sparkle to its already impressive collection of performance costume memorabilia – 14 costume design paintings executed by Bill Campbell in the late 1970s for the Donn Arden production show “Hello Hollywood, Hello!” […]

Costume change for ‘Jubilee’ exhibit at Nevada State Museum

Costume change for ‘Jubilee’ exhibit at Nevada State Museum LAS VEGAS – The Nevada State Museum’s “Showgirl Wall” offers visitors the opportunity to examine original stage costumes and design renderings from the iconic Las Vegas stage show “Jubilee.” The exhibit is the result of a partnership between the museum and Bally’s Las Vegas and has […]

El Mes de la Herencia Hispana

En reconocimiento de el Mes de la Herencia Hispana, el museo Nevada State Museum Las Vegas develará su primer exhibición totalmente bilingüe haciendo honor a artistas que han jugado un papel fundamental en la historia de Las Vegas. “Latin Leyends” o “Iconos Latinos” es una exhibición fotográfica que fue creada con la colaboración de el […]

Hispanic Heritage Month

LAS VEGAS, Nevada – In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Nevada State Museum Las Vegas is unveiling its first fully bilingual exhibit and tipping its cap to Spanish-speaking entertainers who have played a vital role in Las Vegas history. “Latin Legends” is a photo exhibit and a collaboration among the museum, the Las Vegas […]