This special community event highlights Native American culture and features dancers, traditional artists and craftspeople. Fresh food and Native American jewelry will be available for sale.
721 South Moapa Valley Blvd
Overton, NV 89040
10 am-4 pm
For Immediate Release:
Lost City Museum Native American Day celebration set for Nov. 14
Native American Day at the Lost City Museum in Overton welcomes the community to a world of American Indian culture. Dancers, traditional artists and crafters will celebrate Nov. 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with authentic food, and Native American jewelry for sale.
The discovery childrens museum will be sponsoring childrens crafts during the event.
With the construction of Hoover Dam in the 1930s, the site of Ancestral Puebloans was covered by rising water. Archeologists excavated historic places used by area tribes and the federal government’s Civilian Conservation Corps built the Boulder Dam Museum, now called Lost City Museum, for the National Park Service. The building, a Nevada State Museum since the 1950s, is on the National Register of Historic Places.
The annual celebration of American Indian culture brings the communities to the museum to celebrate their shared history. Programs of the museum include ongoing archaeological research on the remaining Lost City sites, school tours, changing exhibits and an archival library.
The Lost City Museum actively engages people in understanding and celebrating Nevada’s natural and cultural heritage. One of seven managed by the Nevada Division of Museums and History, an agency of the Nevada Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, it is open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is $5, children and members enter free. The museum is at 721 South 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.