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Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas – special events room

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309 S. Valley View Blvd. in Springs Preserve
Las Vegas, NV 89107 United States

September 2019

What Can Nevada Extract from Cannabis? Panel discussion

September 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas – special events room, 309 S. Valley View Blvd. in Springs Preserve
Las Vegas, NV 89107 United States

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. Check here for additional details.

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Fossil Factory for families

September 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas – special events room, 309 S. Valley View Blvd. in Springs Preserve
Las Vegas, NV 89107 United States

At Fossil Factory, children will learn how fossils form. They'll touch fossils, make an amber fossil "model," and study the ichthyosaur, which is Nevada's gigantic state fossil.

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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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October 2019

Teachers Meetup

October 15 @ 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas – special events room, 309 S. Valley View Blvd. in Springs Preserve
Las Vegas, NV 89107 United States

Friends supply volunteers to assist while museum staff acquaints public-school teachers with the museum's research/teaching resources. (Invited guests are strictly teachers.)

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Panel: 3 Governors Look Back

October 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas – special events room, 309 S. Valley View Blvd. in Springs Preserve
Las Vegas, NV 89107 United States

"Nevada's Guiding Principals: List, Miller & Sandoval Look Back." A panel of 3 former Nevada governors who live in Southern Nevada discuss their memories, conclusions about leading state government. "Nevada Then & Now" is the Friends' lecture/panel series.

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December 2019

General Meeting – Holiday Potluck

December 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas – special events room, 309 S. Valley View Blvd. in Springs Preserve
Las Vegas, NV 89107 United States

Please bring a dish to share.

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Upcoming Events

Event Date Title Content Event Category
Thurs. 8/15/19 6-8 PM General Meeting Fawn Douglas, an enrolled Paiute, will talk about Paiute history and culture. Friends event
Sat. 8/17/2019 10-11 AM Latin Legends Photo exhibit of Hispanic musical artists who have performed in town. Event by Friends, Museum, LV News Bureau
Wed. 9/4/2019 Eclectic Nevada Opening of exhibit that showcases unique aspects of Nevada. Exhibit runs through May 2020. Museum event
Fri. 9/13/2019 6-8 PM Eclectic Nevada Private reception for exhibit that showcases Nevada. Exclusively for Friend members, museum members and invited dignitaries. Individuals not on invitation list will not be admitted. Museum event
Sat. 9/14/19 2-4 PM Nevada Then & Now Jon Ralston will moderate a panel of economic and scientific authorities on the topic of the state's legalized marijuana industry: “What Can Nevada Extract from Cannabis?” Friends event
Thurs. 9/19/19 6-8 PM General Meeting Kish LaPierre, USAF archaeologist, will discuss Nevada rock art Friends Event
Sat. 9/21/19 9 AM-noon Family event FOSSIL FACTORY: Children will study fossils, touch fossils, make an amber fossil “model” & learn about NV's state fossil, the ichthyosaur Friends event
Sat. 9/28/2019 12:30-3 PM Smokey Bear lecture In celebration of the wildfire-prevention mascot's 75th birthday in 2019, a speaker will discuss the bear's evolution as well wildfire-fighting in Southern Nevada. Museum event
Sat. 10/5/2019 9 AM-5 PM Stuff a Truck fundraiser Friends will collect donations of re-usable used goods in upper parking lot at Springs, then truck to Savers, to be paid a fee based on the poundage of the donations. (All donations must fit in a box or bag – No bicycles, furniture, appliances, baby gear such as car seats or high chairs, etc.) Collections end 3 p.m., but volunteers needed until 5 p.m. Friends event
Thurs. 10/17/19 6-8 PM General Meeting Rebecca Lynn Palmer, State Historic Preservation Officer, will speak about historic markers in Clark County Friends Event
Sat. 10/26/19 2-4 PM Nevada Then & Now “NV's Governing Principals: List, Miller & Sandoval Look Back.” Three former governors who live in S. Nevada will discuss their memories & conclusions about leading state government. Friends event
Sun, 11/17/19, 1-3 PM Group art class & fundraiser Doors open 12:30 p.m. Class at Pinot's Palette in Boca Park shopping center is for beginners & experienced painters alike. All equipment & materials provided to paint a holiday image titled “Old World Snowman” on a 10″ x 30″ wood board. Cost is $45/person (drinks extra). A portion of proceeds goes to Friends of NSMLV. Get address & sign up online.
Thurs. 11/21/19 6-8 PM General Meeting Amy Johnson, nursery manager in LV for NV Division of Forestry, will speak. Friends Event
Thurs. 11/28/19 Thanksgiving Outside organization
Sat. 12/14/2019 all day Barnes & Noble Bookfair Join our book fair at Barnes & Noble bookstore, 8915 W. Charleston Blvd., LV 89117. On Dec. 14, Friends of NV State Museum, LV receive a percentage of sales at store & cafe whenever shoppers mention the Friends at checkout. Friends Event
Thurs. 12/19/19 6-8 PM General Meeting Holiday Potluck. Please bring a dish to share. Friends Event