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The Clark County Museum Presents ‘Lost City Museum: A Hidden Gem on Southern Nevada’s Arrowhead Trail’

The Clark County Museum Presents ‘Lost City Museum: A Hidden Gem on Southern Nevada’s Arrowhead Trail’

 

Join the Clark County Museum, 1830 South Boulder Hwy near the US 95, on Tuesday, July 9 at 6:30 p.m. for "Lost City Museum: A Hidden Gem on Southern Nevada’s Arrowhead Trail," a free lecture by Virginia Lucas. Learn about the Boulder Dam Park Museum, completed in 1935, which was built to house the artifacts from excavations at Lake Mead. In the early 1950s, the museum transferred to state control, and the name changed to what it is today—the Lost City Museum, which will celebrate its 90th anniversary next year. The presentation will showcase photos from 1925 and 1926 and video clips from the 1920's and 1930's excavations.

 

Virginia Lucas is originally from Lebanon, Tennessee, but she moved to Las Vegas in 2015, where she is currently a PhD Candidate at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas' Department of Anthropology, specializing in zooarchaeology. She is also the Curator of Archaeology at the Lost City Museum in Overton, Nevada. Virginia's work in zooarchaeology has allowed her to work throughout the Southeastern and Southwestern United States. She also has co-directed a field school in the Transylvania region of Romania. Currently, her research focuses on the subsistence practices of the Lowland Virgin Branch Ancestral Puebloans. Virginia is an avid landscape and wildlife photographer in her spare time, and you can often find her with a camera in hand.

 

For more information, please contact the Clark County Museum at 702-455-7995. The museum is a 30-acre site with an exhibit hall and a collection of restored historic buildings. The Clark County Museum, part of the Clark County Department of Parks and Recreation, depicts daily life in Clark County from pre-historic to modern times. Find more information about the museum at www.ClarkCountyNV.gov/parks. Clark County Parks and Recreation can be found on social media such as Facebook, X and Instagram.



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