Erotic Heritage Museum
The Erotic Heritage Museum (EHM) is a 24,000 sq ft (2,200 m2) area with 17,000 sq ft (1,600 m2) dedicated to displays on the history of erotica and is located at 3275 Industrial Road in Paradise, Nevada. The grand patron of the Museum is Harry Mohney, founder of the Déjà Vu strip club chain. The museum opened on August 2, 2008.
The museum is under the direction of Curator, Dr. McIlvenna and Resident Curator, Dorian Gomez. Dr. Ted McIlvenna, of the Exodus Trust, is housing portions of his archives in the Erotic Heritage Museum. The Exodus Trust archives consists of 40 years of collecting and preserving all genres of the erotic imagination. The Exodus Trust also owns and manages the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality in San Francisco, California, offering degrees related to human sexuality and sexual health. The museum also has erotic photography, film and artifacts from around the world. International and Local artists are also featured at the museum. Erotic films from the early 1900s are highlighted at the museum. The Erotic Heritage Museum also holds workshops, lectures, film clubs and live performances of erotic poetry, dance and music.
The Museum seeks to bridge the gap between that which is commercial and often misidentified as pornographic, with that which is aesthetic, often identified as folk, pop, and fine art through a common visual language. In keeping with the legacy of the American Sexual Revolution, the Museum is dedicated to the belief that sexual pleasure and fun are natural aspects of the human experience, that such pleasure must be made available to all, and that our individual sexuality belongs to each of us.