Field Trip opportunities Clark County Museum
1830 S. Boulder Highway, Henderson, NV 89002-8502 - MAP
(702) 455-7955 - CCParks@Clarkcountynv.gov


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Center Hours:
Open Daily 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m
CLOSED Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day

General Admission: adults $2.00, seniors and children $1.
Group Tours, please call for reservations and special rates.
Museum memberships are also available.

 

exhibit The Clark County Museum will celebrate the holiday season with its free annual Heritage Holidays event from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13 and Saturday, Dec. 14 at the museum, located at 1830 S. Boulder Highway in Henderson.

From Nov. 29 through Jan. 3 the houses and buildings on Heritage Street, composed of historic homes from around Southern Nevada, will be donned in holiday apparel and ready for self-guided tours during normal business hours, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. seven days a week. Daylight tours required daily museum admission, which is $2 for adults, $1 for children.

The museum is closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

Now in its ninth year, the Heritage Holidays event is the only time when the public can visit Heritage Street at night to see the museum's unique collection of houses lit up for the holidays. The two-night festival includes holiday music and strolling carolers from Green Valley High School's acclaimed Madrigals choir, a craft tent where children can make their own holiday decorations, visits with Santa, and plenty of hot cocoa.


exhibitArt and Artist of Southern Nevada: Selected Works from the Collections of the Clark County Museum
Friday, October 5, 2019 through February 23, 2010
Free opening night reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on October 4, 2019

The Clark County Museum will host a new exhibit called "Art and Artist of Southern Nevada: Selected Works from the Collections of the Clark County Museum" from Friday, October 5, 2019 through February 23, 2020 inside its Heritage Gallery at 1830 S. Boulder Highway.

The exhibit features acrylics paintings, oil painting, watercolors, etchings and lithographs featuring the talents of Nevada Artists. The public is invited to attend a free opening night reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on October 4, 2019. Light refreshments will be provided by the Clark County Museum Guild., and exhibit tours will be conducted by Exhibit Curator Malcolm Vuksich.

Southern Nevada is rich in art, "Art and Artist of Southern Nevada: Selected Works From the Collections of the Clark County Museum" will take visitors though not only southern Nevada themed art but will highlight some of the art created in Southern Nevada by locals. Some of the artist featured in this gallery include Roy Purcell former museum administrator, Cliff Segerblom known as the first official photographer of the Boulder Canyon Project, Capt. Blake Morrison of the U.S. Air Force, Bertha Gresh known as the Queen Mother of Nelson and Eldorado Canyon and many other.

To learn more about "Art and Artist of Southern Nevada: Selected Works from the Collections of the Clark County Museum" exhibit, call the Clark County Museum at (702) 455-7995.



The October 1st Collection

Did you leave items at the 1 October memorials at the “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign or the median strip of Las Vegas Boulevard at Reno Avenue? Clark County Museum wants to hear from you. We would like to collect the stories behind the memorial items so that we can record and preserve the community's reaction to this tragic event. Please follow this link to share your story: https://goo.gl/forms/7U3PQAJMQIycSAVF2

The October 1st collection at the Clark County museum is made up of tens of thousands of artifacts that help to tell the story of how the community reacted to the mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival. The artifacts will be cataloged to record information such as physical descriptions, dimensions, and conditions. Each artifact will also be photographed or scanned for identification purposes. As museum staff and volunteers process these artifacts, you will be able to follow our progress by viewing identification photographs here.


Heritage Street

The Clark County Museum is a function of Clark County Parks and Recreation, which is accredited by the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies.  The museum is a 30-acre site that features a modern exhibit hall with a timeline exhibit about southern Nevada from pre-historic to modern times and a collection of restored historic buildings that depict daily life from different decades in Las Vegas, Boulder City, Henderson and Goldfield.

Click on images below for more information.

 

 

 

 

Goumond House 

Donald Reynolds Printshop 

Mobile America 

Beckley House

 

 

 

 

 Giles/Barcus House 

Babcock and
Wilcox House
Townsite House

 Esslinger Barn

 

 

 

Boulder City Depot 

Candlelight Wedding Chapel 

Ghost Town and
Mining Trail

Museum Entrance 

 

Click here to view a map that will take you to the Museum's points of interest.  Then click on each picture above to view more information.  Points of interest include, Heritage Street which is a unique collection of historic homes, restored to recreate the lifestyles of important periods in local history.  Revisit the news at a replicated 1900s newspaper print shops.  Railroad buffs will enjoy touring the 1932 Boulder City Depot and see a real 1918 Union Pacific steam engine and walk through an old-time Crummy, (railroad talk for caboose).  Enter a mining exhibit filled with mineral specimens, wander though a resurrected ghost town and a half-mile nature trail... visit a pueblo of the ancient ones.  No matter what your age, the Clark County Museum is a place where you can explore the rich and colorful history of Southern Nevada.

The Anna Robert Parks Exhibit Hall takes the museum visitors through a historical journey from the Ice Age to Age of Entertainment.  The timeline chronicles the history and culture of the ancient Pueblo and more recent Paiute, the first Anglo pioneers and their daily lives, early town-sites and land auction camps, mining technology and the gaming and entertainment heritage of Las Vegas.  The Heritage Gallery changing exhibits feature art and artifacts in their historical context.  Heritage Street homes offer doorways into past decades, from the 1910s to the 1970s.  The Boulder City depot and collection of railroad cars recall the railroad heritage of southern Nevada, while the arrested decay along the Ghost Town and Mining Trail offers a perspective on life in the hot and arid Southwest environment.

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