Nevada’s Historic Preservation and Archaeology Month activities to be hosted virtually in May

Mark your calendars to discover Nevada’s past, today! Since the early 1980s, Nevadans and visitors from all over the world have been invited to celebrate and commemorate the State’s historic and archaeological wonders every year throughout the month of May. Given the current COVID-19 health crisis and in accordance with Governor Sisolak’s Stay Home for Nevada initiative, this year’s Historic Preservation and Archaeology Month activities will be hosted virtually, allowing you to explore Nevada’s past from the comfort and safety of your home. Here’s what’s e-happening throughout the month: 


Nevada Preservation Foundation

Explore Las Vegas: Self-Guided Historic Walking Tours

History at Home

Virtually or Individually Tour the City with Reno Historical

Whether you’re staying inside or seeking a bit of fresh air, Reno Historical offers an engaging variety of tours to transport you across time and space. Click “Tours” on the website ( and you’ll find a range of options for exploring the city’s historic landscape. 

More information: Carol Coleman, President, Historic Reno Preservation Society

Sponsor: Reno Historical as a partner with Historic Reno Preservation Society

State and Federal Parks

National Park Service

Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Virtual Museum

Historic Railroad Trail Virtual Experience

St. Thomas “Ghost Town” (webpage and videos showing the town before it was inundated by Lake Mead)

Great Basin National Park

History and Culture

Video of Upper Pictograph Cave

Death Valley National Park

YouTube Channel

Civilian Conservation Corps

Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

YouTube Channel

Explore, Archaeology, Report Damage, Protect Nevada’s Heritage 

Citizen Stewardship: YOU can help preserve Nevada’s heritage

Travel Nevada’s YouTube Channel

Check out organized Playlists including Nevada Road Trips

Nevada Insider: Protector of Spring Mountain Ranch

American Indian Artistry: Tule Duck Decoys

Nevada’s American Indian Artistry: A Century of Heritage

Nevada’s Hidden Cave: The Past Stays Present

Central Nevada Museum, Tonopah

Discover Your Nevada, Railroad Museum in Carson City


Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas

Online Collections

Navigate the database by using the links at the top of the page. If you want to browse, selecting "random image" is a good place to start.

View 3-dimensional artifacts and artwork
View photographs
View records of manuscript/archival collections ("containers" refers to the list of folders within a manuscript collection")

Neon Museum

Virtual Tours, YouTube channel, web app, articles and interviews all online.

The Mob Museum

Virtual tours and videos

National Atomic Testing Museum

Videos Distinguished Lecture Series and Oral History Series

Northern Nevada Railway Museum

Panoramic Virtual Reality Tour of the Main Yard in Ely, NV.

Railway Videos

Local Government

Lincoln County Nevada

Historical Photos with captions

Oral History Interviews 


University of Nevada, Reno

Digital Archives

Anthropology Research Museum Baskets

Jon Bilbao Basque Library Collections 

Hidden Cave Documentary

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Special Collections and Archives Photographs

Digital Photo Collections