Friends win grant to update museum’s ‘traveling trunks’

     The Friends of Nevada State Museum Las Vegas has received a $3,915 grant from the Nevada Humanities Council, made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

     The Friends’ grant will allow the museum to replenish the trunks which local teachers can borrow when students are studying Nevada topics such as mining or the Mojave Desert. Each trunk contains artifacts and teaching resources related to its specific theme.

     We thank Stacy Irvin, the museum’s education curator, for her assistance in completing the grant application.

     For 43 years, the Nevada Humanities Council has provided opportunities for Nevadans to explore and understand the world around them. It creates programs and support projects that define the Nevada experience, feature local culture and heritage, and facilitate the investigation of ideas that matter to Nevadans and their communities.

     To meet the Nevada Council’s auditing requirements, Friends president Mary Savage and treasurer Laura Eisenberg recently met with accountant Cindy Howard. We thank her for helping the officers select and set up accounting software.