Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas

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Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas
Established 1982[1]
Director Dennis McBride
Curator Sali Underwood, Curator of Natural History; Caroline Kunioka, Curator of Collections & History; Crystal Van Dee, Curator of Manuscripts; Stacy Irvin, Education Curator
Nearest car park Parking is free at the museum
Website http://nvdtca.org/nevadastatemuseumlasvegas/

The Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas located at the Springs Preserve, in Las Vegas, Nevada is one of 6 Nevada State Museums operated by the Nevada Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs. The name was changed from the Nevada State Museum and Historical Society in 2008 when the museum moved from Lorenzi Park in Las Vegas to the Springs Preserve.[2] The museum houses items from the development of Las Vegas as well as the natural history of the area.[3]

Accreditation[edit]

The Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.[4]

First location[edit]

The 1982 museum was located in Lorenzi Park but was moved into a new building on the campus of the Las Vegas Springs Preserve, where it opened on October 28, 2011.[5]

Second location[edit]

The museum opened on October 29, 2011, in a building completed in 2009 on the campus of the Las Vegas Springs Preserve.[5] The building remained unused for two years as a result of state budget constraints from the 2008 economic slowdown. The new building has 11,000 square feet of permanent exhibit space. It houses exhibits on regional and natural history with a 13-foot articulated mammoth skeleton and an in-depth treatment of Las Vegas history. Admission for children 17 and younger is free.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Museum on the move". Las Vegas Sun. 13 February 2007. Retrieved 18 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS Seventy-Fourth Session" (PDF). May 7, 2007. 
  3. ^ "Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas". Retrieved 2008-09-22. 
  4. ^ "List of Accredited Museums". American Association of Museums. Retrieved 2010-02-03. 
  5. ^ a b "Las Vegas Review Journal Arts Section". Nevada Division of Museums and History. December 27, 2016. Retrieved 18 September 2011. 
  6. ^ Ronia Shamona (October 4, 2011). "Nevada's history museum to reopen at new site". KTNV. Archived from the original on October 6, 2011. Retrieved October 25, 2011. 

Coordinates: 36°10′23″N 115°11′24″W / 36.173°N 115.190°W / 36.173; -115.190