Clark County Museum
1830 S. Boulder Highway, Henderson, NV 89002-8502 - MAP
(702) 455-7955 - CCParks@Clarkcountynv.gov
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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 and would love to remain open so to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19, in accordance with CDC and State of Nevada guidelines as well as best practices,
Visitors are recommended to:
Visitors are required to wear face coverings over their mouth and nose inside all museum buildings.
Staff members and volunteers:
In addition, hand sanitizer stations are available in the Exhibit Hall Lobby, Boulder City Railroad Depot, and Guild Groove Gazebo.
The exhibit runs from August 6 through January 10, 2022
Opening reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, August 6, 2021.
“Obsolete Objects” will be on display from August 6 through January 10, 2022, and will feature antiquated items such as a payphone, washboards, hand tools, cleaning, and cooking appliances from the Clark County Museums extensive collection.
The public is invited to attend a free opening reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, August 6. Light refreshments will be provided by the Clark County Museum Guild. Exhibit tours will be conducted by Exhibit Curator Malcolm Vuksich.
The inventor of the Geodesic Dome, Richard Buckminster Fuller, once said, “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” “Obsolete Objects” displays over 150 items that have gone obsolete due to either the creation of new models or materials.
“We all have memories of using items that have become obsolete, whether it is how we listen to music or how we cooked meals,” said Clark County Museum Acting Administrator Amber Colbert. “This exhibit will give the different generations an opportunity to connect over items or materials we no longer use and explore how they worked and why they were replaced”.
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.
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.
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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 through 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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