Clark County Museum


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.

The Clark County Museum is open but to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19, in accordance with CDC and State of Nevada guidelines as well as best practices the museum will require:

Visitors must:

  • Wear masks or face coverings over their nose and mouth while on the property.
  • Wash or sanitize their hands as needed.
  • Obey all rules as displayed on signage as regards social distancing standards.
  • Keep group sizes to less than 10 people, including family photographs. 

Staff members and volunteers:

  • Will stay home if they feel ill or display symptoms associated with COVID-19.
  • Receive a non-invasive temperature screening and be asked a series of questions about their general health before being cleared to work for the day.
  • Will always maintain a minimum of 6 feet separation from each other.
  • Wash or sanitize their hands as needed.
  • Will always wear masks covering their nose and mouth while at work or volunteering. 
  • Will clean and sanitize all museum frequently touched surfaces at least twice a day.

Exhibit Closures:

To allow proper social distancing entrances to the Candlelight Wedding Chapel, Railroad Cottage and Giles/Barcus House are closed, although visitors can view these building through plexiglass barricades. 

Further access to the Goumond House and the Henderson Townsite House has been restricted to allow for proper social distancing. 

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lines-across-the-land-flyer-8-2020Lines Across the Land - Historic Maps of Southern Nevada Exhibit
The exhibit runs through January 15, 2021

This exhibit displays historic and contemporary maps selected from the Museum collections to look at southern Nevada, its connections in physical space, and its sense of place and shared community. The exhibit features the map that put Las Vegas on the map, John C. Fremont and Charles Preuss 1865 Map of an Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains.

The exhibit looks at Nevada's changing boundaries over time, from territory to state, through a migrating eastern boundary line and the addition of its southern tip, the creation of Clark County, and the growth in southern Nevada's communities over time and space. The exhibit will touch on how maps are designed and used to communicate information, and how the scale of a map determines what information is included and what is left out. 

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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.

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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 the images below for more information.

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Goumond House

Donald Reynolds Printshop

Mobile America

Beckley House

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Giles/Barcus House

Babcock and Wilcox House

Townsite House

Esslinger Barn

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Boulder City Depot

Candlelight Wedding Chapel

Ghost Town and Mining Trail

Museum Entrance
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  Grand Canyon Airlines Ticketing Office/ Bradley House Railroad Cottage  

 
spring-2f-2015Click 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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