Mark your calendars for Friday, April 20.
Museums Administrator Mark Hall-Patton of “Pawn Stars” fame will lead a free, one-hour tour of the grounds of the Clark County Museum on April 20th, the 50th anniversary of the museum’s opening. The celebration and tour begins at 11am. No registration is required. Cake, coffee and drinks will be served.
On April 20, 1968, the very first public museum in the Vegas Valley opened in a condemned gymnasium in downtown Henderson. Fifty years later, the Clark County Museum has moved, changed names and become a pre-eminent location for learning the history of Southern Nevada. Coinciding with the anniversary, the County is showing a new exhibit, “50 Years of Preserving History: Celebrating the Golden Anniversary of the Clark County Museum,” a look back at the history and growth of the oldest and largest museum in the Las Vegas Valley, whose collection numbers about 1 million artifacts.
One of our favorite museums, Clark County Museum celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2018. The new temporary exhibit “50 Years of Preserving History: A Celebration of the Golden Anniversary of the Clark County Museum” opened March 9 and runs through August 26.