Cultural Celebration March 12, 2022 at The Lost City Museum
Learn about the plurality of Native American beliefs, values, and traditions during an exhibit opening and cultural heritage event at Lost City Museum in Overton, Nevada on March 12, 2022 from 10 am to 3 pm. It starts with an exhibit opening at 10 am celebrating a 1920s – 1930s archaeologist, Willis Evans, who was a Pitt River Indian. Museum staff have been working with the Evans family to create an exhibition that honors his archaeology expertise in a time when few Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) were trained and worked as archaeologists.
This one-day heritage event includes free admission to the museum and dance performances from 11 am through 3 pm. Hungry visitors will be able to purchase Indian tacos. Arts and crafts, jewelry, and other items will be available for purchase directly from vendors. Through a local partnership, the Discovery Children’s Museum will host a children’s activity table.
Lost City Museum is open Wednesday to Sunday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. It is located at 721 S. Moapa Valley Blvd., Overton, NV 89040 and features exhibitions about southern Nevada’s past. It is one of seven State museums governed by the Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs. Admission is normally $6 for adults and free for children and members. On this one-day event, admission will be free. This event is partially funded by Nevada Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities.