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We have dreamed of this for many years and finally our dream has come true.
We are looking forward to many happy miles ahead.
One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things. Henry Miller.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Visit to Clark County Museum

2 February 2013

An overcast day so we decided to visit the Clark County Museum in Henderson, NV. For those of you who watch "Pawn Stars" the Administrator, Mark Hall-Patton, is featured frequently on the show giving historical comment on items.
Visitor and Museum Entrance

The museum sits on 30 acres featuring timeline exhibits about southern Nevada from prehistoric to modern times. On Heritage Street are several relocated and restored homes from the 1920's to 1950's depicting life as it was back then. Several of the furnishings brought back memories from my childhood including and icebox and 1946 Plymouth Coupe that my Daddy owned. The Goumond House has a 1959 Studebaker Lark in the driveway. The Starlight Wedding Chapel was relocated from the strip.
Did you know that Mickey Rooney was married 8 times in LV?
Beckley House Signage

Beckley House

Living Room

Dining Room

Brings Back Memories

Family Bedroom

Kitchen

Child's Bedroom
Goumond House Signage

Goumond House 1959 Studebaker

Bedroom
Parlor
1948 Spartan Trailer

Cabin with 1946 Plymouth Coupe

Icebox

Info on Candlelight Wedding Chapel



Candlelight Wedding Chapel

Exhibits in the Museum include a Paiute Camp, Camp on Las Vegas Creek,
Historic Gaming Machines, Las Vegas over the Decades, Pioneer living. The Heritage Gallery was closed for renovation.
Paiute Camp

Pioneer Home

Old Gasoline Pump

Camping by Las Vegas Creek

Slot Machine Exhibit

More Gambling Exhibits

Replica of old Train Station and Town

Outside exhibits include Ghost Town, Boulder City Depot, Nature Trails and Union Pacific Locomotive #4442.
Caboose and Depot

Boarding the Caboose
Union Locomotive 4442

If you have time, a good place to visit. Admission is only a $1.00.


1 comment:

  1. Oh! I love those houses! What fun to see them.

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