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Lost City Museum’s
COMING EVENTS

BOOK SIGNING  

LOGAN: The Honorable Life and Scandalous Death of a Western Lawman

Meet author Jackie Boor, great-granddaughter of Sheriff

Tom and Hannah Logan and enjoy a slide presentation at 5p.m.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 4-6p.m.

 

KIDS’ DAY

Saturday, October 25, 2014, 9 to 11:30 a.m.

Crafts, snacks and tons of fun!

 

FREE ADMISSION on October 31, 2014

 

Native American Day celebration

NATIVE AMERICAN DAY

Saturday, November 8, 2014, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Native American Dancers, Basket and Rug Weavers,

Native Crafts, Food & Fun for all ages

 

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE and RAFFLE

Saturday, December 6, 2014 ~ FREE

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.