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 state.
In celebration of International Clown Week, the first week in August, from our collections, we have a 1966 film clip of the George Moro dancers at the Sahara Hotel and Casino in 1966. This features slapstick circus clowns performing to the music from the prior year’s hit ‘Everyone Loves a Clown’ by Gary Lewis & […]
On November 5th 1969, founder and owner of the Ronzone’s chain of department stores that date back to the 1910s, Bertha B. ‘Mom’ Ronzone, passed away at the age of 84 years. Born Bertha Bishop in 1885 in Iowa, Bertha married her husband, Attilio Ronzone, in 1901. They moved to Nevada two years later and […]
Bones excavated from Cathedral Gorge in 2010 were originally thought to be bison, however on closer inspection they were found to be domestic cow with evidence that there were several different aged cows as well as other animals present. So, the museum called on colleague Virginia Lucas, archaeologist specializing in animal bone identification (zooarchaeology) at the […]
On 18th October 1968 Circus Circus Las Vegas Hotel & Casino opened its doors. Although no longer part of the frontage, Circus Circus opened with an acre of water fountains in the front of the ‘Big Top’, which is still the largest permanent big top in the world at 90ft tall. Costing $15 million, it […]
In 2011, hikers ran across Grallator tracks at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Footprints that are from an unidentified dinosaur are called Grallator, but this is not the name of the dinosaur that made the prints. It just means paleontologists don’t know which dinosaur left the prints behind! From detailed measurements and the footprint […]
October has been proclaimed Archives Month in Nevada, and the Nevada State Archives is celebrating the Sesquicentennial of the Nevada State Capitol. This video describes the Capitol’s 150 years of history through photos and manuscripts.
On 29 August 1946 the U.S.S. Nevada, the second ship to be named after our state, was decommissioned. The U.S.S. Nevada was a battleship nearly 200 yard long with a crew of 2,200 men. Launched in 1914, she was the first to have what were to become standards for US Navy battleships such as new […]
Taxidermy animals need names: contest running at Las Vegas museum (ends June 27th 2021) LAS VEGAS — What do you call a taxidermy bear? This is not a joke, but a real question being posed by the Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas. In July, the museum will display six taxidermy animals that the Friends of […]
This Spring through a combination of the UNLV Regent’s Service Program, and the generous donation following the 2020 Fall silent auction by the Friends of NSMLV, the museum acquired a special record player and we embarked upon a new project – digitizing record albums! Our history collection contains many vinyl records (6”, singles, 12”, LPs, […]