On Monday June 22nd from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. the Clark County Museum will open and highlight the Lines Across the Land – Historic Maps of Southern Nevada Exhibit. The exhibit will show 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 first map showing Las Vegas: John C. Fremont and Charles Preuss 1865 Map of an Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains.
Social Distancing changes at the museum will include: the Candlelight Wedding Chapel, Giles Barcus House and the Railroad Cottage will only be able to be viewed outside through barriers. The main exhibit building will be a one way with visitors paying their $2.00 (or $1.00 if under 18 or over 55) upon exiting. The Goumond house, Babcok and Wilcox house and Townsite house will only allow visitors into the living room areas. All other buildings except for the Union Pacific Caboose will be open.
The Clark County Museum is located at 1830 S. Boulder Highway. The museum 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 1:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Admission is $1 for children and $2 for adults. The phone number is: (702) 455-7955. More information can be found 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