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Summerlin Arts Group exhibits at The Lost City Museum in July


Photo of Ernesto Chavez

The Lost City Museum presents mixed media artwork exhibit “The Wild Wild West” by members of the Summerlin Art Group throughout July. The Las Vegas group was founded in 2014 to help create a focal point for education in the arts. SAG is based in Summerlin and its founders are teachers in artistic subjects, according to group director Ernesto Chavez. Programs offered include classes in basic drawing, painting and photography.

The Lost City Museum actively engages people in understanding and celebrating Nevada’s natural and cultural heritage. It is one of seven managed by the Nevada Division of Museums and History, an agency of the Nevada Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs. The museum is open daily 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is $5. Children and members enter free. The museum is located at 721 S. Moapa Valley Blvd. in Overton. Take Interstate 15 to exit 93. Access is also available from Lake Mead National Recreation Area or the Valley of Fire State Park.

For more information, call the museum at (702) 397-2193.

721 S. Moapa Valley Blvd.
Overton, NV 89040

Open Daily from 8:30am to 4:30pm
(closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Years Day)

ADMISSION: $5 per person. Museum members and children are free.

702-397-2193
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The Lost City Museum actively engages people in understanding and celebrating Nevada’s natural and cultural heritage. It is one of seven managed by the Nevada Division of Museums and History, an agency of the Nevada Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs.

About the Museum

The Lost City Museum was built in 1935 by the National Park Service to exhibit artifacts that were being excavated from Pueblo Grande de Nevada. These Anasazi Indian sites were being threatened by the waters of Lake Mead as it backed up behind the newly built Hoover Dam. Eventually, when the lake was filled to capacity, about five miles of sites had been inundated or undercut by the water.

The Civilian Conservation Corps assisted in the excavation of the sites and the construction of the museum building. The building was constructed of sun-dried adobe brick in a pueblo- revival style. The museum also served as the park headquarters for the Boulder Dam State Park that was established at Lake Mead.

The museum is currently owned and maintained by the State of Nevada as one of its six state museums. Program include ongoing archaeological research on the remaining Lost City sites, school tours and outreach programs, changing exhibits and archival library and collections research capabilities. Special public programs are held throughout the year.