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September 2019

“Eclectic Nevada” reception

September 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas – gallery, 309 S. Valley View Blvd.
Las Vegas, 89107 United States

Private reception for exhibit that spotlights unique aspects of Nevada and its history. Invitations to be sent to Friend members & museum members only. (Individuals not on guest list will not be admitted.)

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Smokey Bear lecture

September 28 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas – special events room, 309 S. Valley View Blvd. in Springs Preserve
Las Vegas, NV 89107 United States

In honor of the fire prevention bear's 75th birthday in 2019, a speaker will discuss Smokey's origin and evolution, as well as address how wildfire prevention works in Southern Nevada.

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