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Friends Honor NSMLV Benefactor Delinda Crampton

Delinda Crampton
Delinda Crampton

The Nevada State Museum Las Vegas, has received needed support. Delinda Crampton (Realtor and Luxury Home Marketing Specialist and Team Leader of "The Crampton Team" for Berkshire Hathaway Home Services) has stepped forward in a very special way that evolved through her recognition and practice as one of the Top 25 women in real estate for the last four years (Delinda has served her clients and community for the last 15 years in the Las Vegas Valley). In addition, her passion for lifelong learning, journalism, public education, and community involvement led her to the museum and a unique collaboration.

Delinda's hobbies and interests include "giving back to my community through service with the Rotary, at my Church, mission trips, serving on the board of the Las Vegas Philharmonic, etc."

It naturally followed that real estate, journalism, community pride, educational interests, family and "etc.," led Delinda to become a NSMLV benefactor.

It all began with a chance meeting between Friends Board Member, Donna Harper and Delinda at the recent "Up With People Concert." Delinda had previously helped Donna relocate to Las Vegas. She discovered that Donna was the volunteer and Education Liaison for NSMLV. Delinda became interested in adding to her already active support of educational opportunities within Las Vegas"she was currently also supporting her sons' schools.

After Delinda toured the museum and met with the staff, she felt it was time that more people learned about the NSMLV, and "The American Dream" TV segment was born.

The American Dream show highlights points of interest across the US, and with Delinda"s guidance, an entire program was devoted to a tour of the NSMLV. It was taped on May 11, 2019.

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You can view the video here. It's a well-done and entertaining feature. Thank you Delinda.

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A snippet of the American Dream TV tour of the NSMLV. Pictured, from left to right, Curator Sali Underwood, Delinda, and Bill Gaylord.

Delinda originally hails from the small town of Bradenton, Florida whose beaches remain "their best kept secret". She has earned a Bachelor's Degree and Master's Degree in Journalism. KSNV, in Las Vegas, then hired her as a projects manager producing special interest stories. Her job entailed all aspects of creating news stories, from researching the stories, to working with on-screen talent, to even logging the tapes. After KSNV, she worked in real estate, but still remained active in journalism.

Her other interests include world travel, theater, snow skiing, fine dining, going to the movies, photography, and spending time with her family which includes her husband, Gary, and two sons who attend Clark County Schools.

When asked to list her favorite things about Las Vegas, Delinda said, "That everything doesn"t shut down at 9 pm like in the town where I grew up. There"s always something to do-great shows and restaurants, hiking at Red Rock, skiing and hiking at Mt. Charleston, Lake Mead, and so many things within 3 hours of Las Vegas (Brian Head, Zion national Park, Bryce National Park, Los Angeles and the beach). Also, growing up in a hot, humid, flat area, I appreciate the dry heat and the beauty of the mountains."

As you can see, from the show's segment, Delinda now adds The Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas to her list of favorite things for individuals, visitors, and families to see and enjoy. Delinda"s team Mission Statement, "Our passion and purpose is to provide consistent and conscientious care and concern for our clients resulting in relationships for life," is truly a working philosophy. We again thank Delinda Crampton and her team for their support and for spreading the word about our city's, "Best Kept Secret," which is one secret that needs to be shared!

Friends Win Community Membership Program Grant

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A special congratulations to the Friends of NSMLV for winning a Community Development Block Grant from Clark County. The grant is for $5000 to expand our Community Membership Program. The program awards an annual state-museums membership to families with a 4th-grader attending a Title 1 school within a 5-mile radius of NV State Museum LV.

Thanks to our partners below, the Nevada Board of Museums and History, and the Clark County School District (CCSD). The Nevada Board of Museums and History assists us with membership purchases, and CCSD collaborates with us on this program by distributing the memberships.

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Thank you, members, for supporting this program from the very start!

The Pinot's Palette Fundraiser Was A Success, and There's Another to Come!

On June 9, 2019, the Friends held our first fundraiser at Pinot"s Palette, Boca Park. Pinot"s Palette offers to attendees a fun evening of a instructor-led painting project, friendship, and beverages purchased according to their own tastes (wine, beer, soda, tea etc.). Our painting projects, entitled, "Spectacular Nightfall" were indeed just that!

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Pinot's Palette participants ready to paint

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Paintings in progress

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Participants showing off their finished "Spectacular Nightfall" paintings

The studio"s "Pay it Forward" program enabled the Friends of the Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas to raise money towards our Clark County Schools Traveling History Trunks program. Pinot"s Palette donated a free class as a raffle item, and with the 35 people who attended and contributed class fees and raffle ticket purchases, we raised $450. Class tuition of the first 12 seats goes to the studio to cover the cost of the instructor. The remaining seat tuition was split 50/50 (studio/organization).

Due to the success of this past event, we have decided to book another evening with Pinot"s Palette. For this painting project, the instructors will lead you in painting the below "Old World Snowman." The snowman will have a wide appeal and give patrons the opportunity to create a holiday decoration for their own homes or as a gift. Please pass the information on to neighbors and other friends. It is a lot more fun when a group goes together!

Pinots Participants
Our next project: "Old World Snowman" (10" X 30", wood)

For those Friends who are fond of a crafty night out, enjoy creating art, or just need an excuse to have some fun, come and join in! You do not have to be an artist to enjoy the evening and walk away with a lovely piece of artwork. The instructors take you step by step, help you along the way, and don"t leave anyone behind.

Here's the event information:

"Old World Snowman," Pinot"s Palette, Boca Park

1000 S. Rampart Blvd. Suite 10

Sunday, November 17th

1:00-3:00 (door opens at 12:30, no earlier)

Cost: $45 per person

Click the above link to register. We hope to see a full studio. Treat a friend and have a great time!

All events held at the museum and are free with paid admission or membership. No registration required unless otherwise noted. Friends general meetings are the 3rd Thurs. of month. The museum is at 309 S. Valley View Blvd., inside Springs Preserve, LV 89107
Sat Aug 3 1-5 pm Summer Family Program: Triassic Nevada Nevada wasn't always a desert! Escape the summer heat by imagining a time when Nevada was at the bottom of a sea ruled by ichthyosaurs. Museum event for children
Thu Aug 15 6-7 pm Friends General Meeting Kish LaPierre, an archaeologist who works for the U.S. Air Force at Nellis Air Force Base, will discuss rock art in Nevada. Friends event
Sat Sept 14 2-4pm What Can Nevada Extract from Cannabis? The legalized marijuana industry in Nevada is new. What can our state expect in terms of entrepreneurship, tax revenues, pain relief, and recreational use? Hear a panel of business, health, and other experts discuss Nevada"s cannabis industry and its impacts moderated by Jon Ralston. Friends event

To see the complete schedule for the year, please go to our Events page.

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