New Director Of Nevada State Museum Named

The new director of Nevada State Museum has been named. Southern Nevada historian and author, Dennis McBride will be taking over the post at the Nevada State Museum in Las Vegas. McBride joined the state agency in 2007, and worked as a curator of history and collections. He will be succeeding David Millman, who retired earlier this year.

McBride is published author, having written the following: In the Beginning: A History of Boulder City, Nevada, Building Hoover Dam: An Oral History of the Great Depression with Andrew Dunar and Midnight on Arizona Street: The Secret Life of the Boulder Dam Hotel. He is currently working on another book about Nevada’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history.

As the new director, McBride will be overseeing the operations of a brand new Nevada State Museum that opened it’s doors in 2011. The museum cost $51 million, and was designed by Steelman Partners. The 70,000 square-foot structure houses 13,000 square-feet of exhibit areas, which include galleries, a library, an education lab, and even a unique convention space that offers amazing views of downtown Las Vegas.

The Nevada State Museum is open Friday through Monday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 309 S. Valley View Blvd.

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