nevada / Lost City Museum

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Telephone: 702-397-2193
Nearby: valley of fire, lake mead, double negative, las vegas
editing: Native American Day 2017

Lost City Museum is located at 721 South Moapa Valley Boulevard, Overton, Nevada

The Lost City Museum was built by the National Park Service in 1935 to exhibit artifacts that were being excavated from Pueblo Grande de Nevada. Ancestral Puebloan sites were threatened by the waters of Lake Mead as it backed up behind the newly built Hoover Dam. Eventually, when the lake was filled to capacity, about five miles of sites had been inundated or undercut by the water. The Civilian Conservation Corps assisted in the excavation of the sites and the construction of the museum building. The building was constructed of sun-dried adobe brick in a pueblo-revival style. On display are an excavated pit house and reconstructed Puebloan houses.

Programs include ongoing archaeological research on the remaining Lost City sites, school tours, changing exhibits, and archival library and collections research capabilities. Special public programs are held throughout the year.

Key Links

http://museums.nevadaculture.org/lcm
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"Sightlines and points of Interest" exhibit at The Lost City Museum
http://nevadaculture.org
http://travelnevada.com/discover/25974/lost-city-museum-overton

Events

Saturday, November 18, 2017 The Lost City Museum celebrates Native American Day featuring Native American dancers, food and demonstrations. The fun is behind the museum near the pueblos. It is all included with the admission to the museum.
Planeta.com:
http://planeta.com/17nativeamericanday

Headlines

lost-city-museum-gets-new-director
Museums a part of life for new Lost City Museum director
Overton museum chronicles ancient culture
http://museums.nevadaculture.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=397&Itemid=435
http://www.lvrj.com/news/solar-plant-approved-on-paiute-lands-near-las-vegas-159910255.html
http://nevadamagazine.com/issues/read/nevadas_lost_city
http://mvprogress.com/2013/08/14/lost-city-museum-voted-among-state%E2%80%99s-top-treasures
http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/lost-city-museum-hidden-nevada-cultural-gem
http://www.reviewjournal.com/columns-blogs/trip-week/moapa-valley-towns-steeped-history
http://www.westmuse.org/articles/building-visibility-lost-city-museum
http://www.fox5vegas.com/clip/11642811/does-nevada-have-lost-civilizations

Planeta.com
Native American Day 2017
Native American Day 2016

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Wikipedia

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A Few Words about Ancestral Puebloans

FYI - One interesting difference between the Virgin River branch of the Ancestral Puebloans and other Ancestral Puebloan culture groups is that the Virgin Ancestral Puebloans did not have kivas. Kivas are subterranean religious spaces that are stilled used by modern Pueblo tribes today. Many people confuse the pithouse on the museum grounds with a kiva, but it was a dwelling that was occupied by a family.


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Photos


Exterior, Lost City Museum 11.2014



Posters

Native American Day at the @LostCityMuseum (Nov 12, 2016)

November 12 is Native American Day at the Lost City Museum