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State Museums to Offer Free Admission to Military Families
May 6, 2024 | Category: News & Events, Press Release | Tags:

This National Endowment for the Arts Program runs throughout the summer

(Carson City, NV) The Nevada Division of Museums and History’s seven state museums will join museums nationwide in the Blue Star Museums initiative, a program that provides free admission to active-duty U.S. military personnel and their families this summer. The 2024 program will begin […]

Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas Extends Liberace Exhibit
December 11, 2023 | Category: News & Events | Tags:

The Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas exhibition about performer and Las Vegas icon, Liberace, will remain on site until April 29, 2024, extending the dates by four more months. Liberace: Real and Beyond was set to close at the end of the year, but due to the positive feedback from the community, the dates were […]

Ride the Rails with Santa at a State Railroad Museum
November 16, 2023 | Category: News & Events | Tags:

The holiday season is upon us and the Nevada State Railroad Museums are getting into the spirit! Visit Carson City or Boulder City and take a ride on a festive holiday train.

Carson City

The Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City is hosting train rides for families with Santa during the first three weekends […]

State Museum Activities for Nevada Day
October 9, 2023 | Category: News & Events | Tags:

State Museums are Planning Unique Nevadan Experiences to Celebrate Nevada Day

The state holiday for Nevada Day is October 27 and it is a good time to connect with our Silver State heritage through our state museums! Here are all of the activities planned for the holiday and the long weekend.

Nevada State Railroad Museum, Boulder […]

New Administrator Named for Division of Museums & History
September 25, 2023 | Category: News & Events, Press Release | Tags:

Dan Thielen has been named the new administrator for the Division of Museums and History, a promotion from his post as director of the Nevada State Railroad Museums. 

For 15 years, Dan has worked for the State of Nevada’s Division of Museums and History, most recently managing the three railroad museums in Nevada located in […]

Boulder City Railroad Museum Accepting Bids on Construction Projects
September 8, 2023 | Category: News & Events, Press Release | Tags:

The Nevada State Railroad Museum, Boulder City is seeking bids on multiple projects. A brief project description and link to the full scope of work is included for interested contractors. Contact museum director Dr. Christopher MacMahon at 702-486-5952 for more information.

Painting Dining Car 4813

This project will remove existing topcoat and paint from dining car […]

Boulder City Railroad Museum to Hold Public Meeting
September 8, 2023 | Category: News & Events, Press Release | Tags:

The Nevada State Railroad Museum Boulder City will hold a community meeting to inform Henderson residents about a proposed Joint Use Agreement between the State of Nevada and City of Henderson to utilize approximately one mile of railroad track between Interstate 11 and Paradise Hills Drive.

The meeting will be held in the auditorium of […]

Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs Receives Funding for Expansions and Improvements
June 8, 2023 | Category: News & Events, Press Release | Tags:

Nevada State Museums to Receive $38 Million Dollars

After the passage of the Capital Improvement Bill, AB 1, The Nevada State Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs was allocated budget for projects throughout the state’s network of museums and archival storage facilities. The CIP bill passed by the Special Session of the Nevada State Legislature […]

State Museums to Offer Free Admission to Military Families
May 11, 2023 | Category: News & Events, Press Release | Tags:

The Nevada Division of Museums and History’s seven state museums will join museums nationwide in the Blue Star Museums initiative, a program that provides free admission to active duty U.S. military personnel and their families this summer. The 2023 program will begin on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 20, 2023, and end on Labor […]

2023 Board Meetings Announced
December 12, 2022 | Category: News & Events | Tags:

The Board of Museums and History has announced the 2023 dates and locations for public meetings. They are:

March 9, 2023 – Carson City, NV
June 8-9, 2023 – Las Vegas, NV
September 14, 2023 – Ely, NV
December 7-8, 2023 – Reno, NV

Agendas for meetings will be posted […]

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