Area outlined in black is railroad’s purchase of land from Helen Stewart.                           Las Vegas Rancho is detailed above.


     Our guest speaker at the next general meeting is Lisa Leavitt Messenger, who will talk about what happened to the Stewart ranch after it was sold to railroad and mining magnate William A. Clark in 1902.

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The next general meeting of the Friends is on Nov. 16.

We meet in the museum at 6 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month.

The museum is at 309 S. Valley View Blvd. 89107,

inside the Springs Preserve.

Meetings are free and open to the public.

Our story, Your Story


Gabriela Caceres, at left, helps a Friends officer in kitchen.             Pam West, at right, helps serve snacks.

     A heartfelt thank you to the many volunteers who helped at the Teacher Meet and Greet organized for the school district so its faculty can learn the resources and attractions at the Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas.

     Those who participated or volunteered to participate at the event were:

Gabriela Caceres

Camilla Camburn

Maggie and Merritt Carlton

Aleta MacFarlane

Pam West

Teachers socialize in rotunda between stages of their museum tour.


     The Oct. 19 Friends’ general meeting will be devoted to remarks by Kelli Luchs, the archivist for the Las Vegas News Bureau, and Ilana Short, who directs the museum’s photo collection and outreach.

     The bureau and the museum are jointly researching a batch of intriguing old community photos that lack vital details such as the names of people pictured and the date or place taken.

     This photo identification project is called the Las Vegas Lineup; the exhibit has been touring the Las Vegas Valley.

     Learn about the sleuthing required to maximize the historical value of such images, such as the red-attired performers above.

     You’re invited to the debut of the Las Vegas Lineup, an exhibit of historical community photographs. The exhibit’s opening reception at the museum runs from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 15.

     The museum and the Las Vegas News Bureau are seeking information about these intriguing, but unidentified photographs.


     A member of the Friends has made a 3-minute video that offers a look at Tule Springs fossils that are held in the museum’s collection area, which the general public cannot view. The video shows remnants of a mammoth’s tusk and other bones, as stored in drawers for use by researchers.

Tusk Tour

Here's a 3-minute video tour, made by a museum Friend, that displays the Tule Springs fossils held at the NV State Museum LV. We call it the "Tusk Tour."

Posted by Friends of the Nevada State Museum Las Vegas on Monday, October 2, 2017