Nevada

Four Queens Hotel and Casino

On June 2nd 1966 the Four Queens Hotel & Casino opened on Fremont Street, downtown Las Vegas. The casino was named after the four daughters of the founder and president Ben Goffstein. In turn, they were named after a queen from a pack of cards: Michele (the eldest) was the Queen of Spades, Benita the […]

Margaret Wheat

Margaret Wheat (1908-1988) was a self-taught geologist and anthropologist with a special interest in ichthyosaurs – the Nevada State fossil. Born to pioneer parents in Fallon, NV., she went on to study at the University of Nevada, Reno. Her field work experiences ranged from U.S. Geological Survey work to protecting important cave sites from vandals. […]

Updating Our Geologic Story in the Galleries

The museum would like to say thank you to local experts who participated in updating our Geologic Story exhibit in the permanent gallery. Reaching out to experts within our community provides opportunities for long lasting partnerships and benefits the museum in many ways. Long-time volunteer Pamela Prim, a UNLV graduate in geology and currently a […]
Portrait of Polly Gonzalez when she was news anchor at KLAS Channel.

Polly Gonzalez

Polly Gonzalez was the first Latina evening news anchor in Nevada.  she died March 28th 2005 in a car crash on the way to look at the desert wildflowers of Death Valley. Her two young daughters survived the accident. Born in San José, CA., where she also attended college, Polly began her career in Monterey. […]
Bronze statue of Sarah Winnemucca in Washington D.C.

Sarah Winnemucca

Sarah Winnemucca was born around 1844 in what is now Nevada, to Chief Winnemucca of the Paiutes. Her grandfather was Chief Truckee, leader of the Paiute nation, and he influenced her early upbringing and education. By the time she was 14, she spoke five languages, three Native American dialects, English and Spanish.  These skills would […]

Virtual Backgrounds

NSMLV Curators want you to be able to enjoy the museum from home, so we have created a series of virtual backgrounds featuring highlights from the museum. It’s easy to add a museum virtual background to your next video chat. Right click on your desired image and save it to your computer. Then, follow the […]

New exhibit showcases women’s suffrage effort

Nevada State Museum Las Vegas exhibit showcases women’s suffrage effort The year 2020 marks the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, giving women the right to vote. Yet, it was not the answer to all women, and was not the end of the fight to win suffrage for all. […]

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 […]

Eclectic Nevada Exhibit

Museum’s ‘Eclectic Nevada’ exhibit showcases state’s diversity LAS VEGAS, Nevada – Those who think Nevada is little but sagebrush and alkali dust mixed with an occasional swath of neon will want to check out the newest exhibit at the Nevada State Museum Las Vegas. A year in the making, “Eclectic Nevada,” is an interactive and […]