Nevada Museums at the DMV
A video promoting Nevada’s seven state museums is being shown at Department of Motor Vehicles offices around the state. The one-minute video, produced in-house by the Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, includes an introduction by Gov. Brian Sandoval, made during a visit to the Nevada State Museum in Carson City in May. “Nevada’s museums celebrate the cultural, natural and industrial resources that make Nevada so extraordinary,” Claudia Vecchio, director of the Nevada Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, said. “We join Governor Sandoval in inviting all who see the videos to visit Nevada’s museums and explore the state’s rich historic legacies.” The state’s museums tell Nevada’s story from prehistory to modern day and focus on themes that set the Silver State apart, including Native American culture, railroading, mining, gaming, entertainment, and natural history. Educational opportunities abound for everyone, from school children to historic researchers and membership at one museum allows free access to all the others. “Nevada museums serve as the State’s heritage asset managers and storytellers, creating engaging places for civic engagement and conversations about our rich and diverse heritage and how knowledge of the past shape’s today and provides a roadmap for tomorrow,” Peter Barton, administrator for the Division of Museums and History, said. “I often say that our museums both stimulate and incubate memories – memories that truly last a lifetime. And not everything about our past is necessarily a good story but we interpret the past with authenticity and honesty, always.” The video is running at DMV offices in Carson City, Elko, Fallon, Henderson, Las Vegas, Mesquite, Pahrump, Reno, Winnemucca and North Las Vegas. The video can be seen at www.nevadaculture.org/museums.