“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 make[s] 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 Clark County Museum is located at 1830 S. Boulder Highway and has an indoor exhibit gallery featuring displays about Southern Nevada history from prehistoric to modern times. The outdoor Heritage Street area is open for self-guided tours and contains a collection of about two dozen historic buildings including a wedding chapel, print shop, railroad cottage and several homes. Museum hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. seven days a week. Admission is $1 for children and $2 for adults. The phone number is: (702) 455-7955. More information can be found at: www.ClarkCountyNV.gov/museum and on Facebook with the handle @ClarkCountyMuseum. Anyone interested in becoming a member of the nonprofit Clark County Museum Guild can contact the museum or visit the guild’s website at www.ClarkCountyMuseumGuild.org
Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing top-quality service with integrity, respect and accountability. With jurisdiction over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the nation’s 11th-largest county and provides extensive regional services to 2.4 million citizens and 45.6 million visitors a year (2019). Included are the nation’s 7th-busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the state’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The County also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to 1.1 million residents in the unincorporated area. Those include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.