Do you enjoy working with people, sharing information, and learning about history and natural history?

        The Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas is recruiting volunteers to work at our admissions desk. Responsibilities include:

        *    Greeting visitors and providing them with excellent customer service

        *    Verifying that visitors have paid admission (although you will not have to handle money)

        *    Recording the number of visitors

        *    Giving an overview of the museum.

        *    Answering general questions about the exhibits.


        Shifts are available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  or 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., on Tuesday through Sunday.

        Please email today to find out about our next training session.  Anyone interested can contact Stacy Irvin, the museum’s curator of education. Stop by her office in the museum or email her at:




        Randy Hees, the new director of the Nevada Railroad Museum, Boulder City, was the guest speaker for the Oct. 20 meeting of the Friends of the Nevada State Museum Las Vegas.

        “I will be speaking about … how we tell the story about railroad history in Southern Nevada,”  Hees said before his visit. On Oct. 20 he also covered the railroad museum’s history and plans.

        Hees came to Nevada from a position as curator and manager of the Patterson House at Ardenwood Farm, which is a Victorian house museum on a historic farm in Fremont, California.

        He has degrees in history and geography from the University of California at Berkeley, but has had a long interest specifically in railroad history. He has been involved with the Orange Empire Railroad Museum in Southern California, the Bay Area Electric Railroad museum at Rio Vista, and the Society for the Preservation of Carter Railroad Resources.



        We salute Anthony Timmons, a Wells Fargo official, for designating the Friends of the Nevada State Museum Las Vegas to receive the grant, which comes to us through the Wells Fargo Volunteers program.


        “I hope it will help us preserve and tell the story of our history in Nevada,” Timmons replied by email, when thanked for his generosity.

        He is assistant vice president of corporate communications for Wells Fargo’s Nevada and Utah regions.