Lost City Museum

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Boulder Dam Park Museum
Anasazi pueblo overton.jpg
Reconstructed Anasazi Pueblos in Lost City Museum
Lost City Museum is located in Nevada
Lost City Museum
Location SR 169, W side
Overton, Nevada
Coordinates 36°31′53″N 114°26′24″W / 36.53139°N 114.44000°W / 36.53139; -114.44000Coordinates: 36°31′53″N 114°26′24″W / 36.53139°N 114.44000°W / 36.53139; -114.44000
NRHP Reference # 96000126
Added to NRHP February 22, 1996

The Lost City Museum, formerly known as the Boulder Dam Park Museum, was built by the CCC conservation corps in 1935 and operated by the Nevada State Park services to exhibit artifacts from Pueblo Grande de Nevada. The museum is located in Overton, Nevada and operated as one of the six Nevada State Museums by the Nevada Department of Cultural Affairs.[1]

The museum offers a reconstructed Anasazi building that is open to visitors.[2]

As of December 2010 the museum was being considered for closure due to a state budget crisis.[3] It remained open but increased admission fees.[4]

History[edit]

The museum was established as a place to move the artifacts from Pueblo Grande de Nevada which was going to be partially covered by the waters of Lake Mead as a result of building the Hoover Dam.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lost City Museum". Retrieved 2007-03-17. 
  2. ^ "Lost City Museum Overton". Retrieved 2007-03-17. 
  3. ^ http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2010/dec/25/nv-museum-closures-nevada-1st-ld-writethru
  4. ^ "Hours of Operation". Nevada Division of Museums and History. Retrieved 19 March 2012. 

External links[edit]

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