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Lost City Museum hosts Museum Store Sunday

Lost City Museum hosts Museum Store Sunday on Nov. 25   OVERTON, Nevada – For the second consecutive year, Lost City Museum is hosting Museum Store Sunday – a day that gives holiday shoppers a unique option between Black Friday and Cyber Monday. On Nov. 25, Lost City Museum Store will offer 25 discounts on […]

Lost City Museum presents artwork of Joan Rainey Day

Lost City Museum presents artwork of Joan Rainey Day OVERTON, Nevada – Southern Nevada artist Joan Rainey Day has always had a love of the natural sciences and art. She majored in zoology and minored in art in college before launching a career in biological illustration then moved into wildlife art. Now she creates many […]

“Lords of St. Thomas.” book signing, meet and greet

October 22, 2018 Contact: Guy Clifton, (775) 687-064 Lost City Museum welcomes author Jackson Ellis OVERTON, Nevada – The Lost City Museum will serve as the intersection of real life and literary fiction on Wednesday, Nov. 7 when it hosts award-winning author Jackson Ellis with his novel “Lords of St. Thomas.” The meet-and-greet and […]

Lost City Museum joins in Smithsonian’s ‘Museum Day’

Lost City Museum joins in Smithsonian’s ‘Museum Day’  CARSON CITY, Nevada – The Lost City Museum in Overton will open its doors for free to all Museum Day ticketholders on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018 as part of Smithsonian magazine’s 14th annual Museum Day. Museum Day is a national celebration of boundless curiosity in which participating […]

Mary Beth Timm named director of Lost City Museum

CARSON CITY, Nevada – Mary Beth Timm grew up in the urban areas of Washington, D.C. and Chicago, but found her calling in some distinctively remote places. With degrees in archaeology and Spanish, Timm has participated in excavations in Peru, Alaska, Arizona and, most recently, Nevada, where she has been serving as the curator of […]


  As part of Southern Nevada Archaeology Speaker Series, The Lost City Museum presents an artifact identification workshop in cooperation with the State Historic Preservation Office. The workshop will take place July 7th 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Join us at hands-on activity stations that will teach ten participants to identify archeological and historic artifacts. Space […]

Lost City Museum shares artifacts via virtual reality

OVERTON, Nevada – Lost City Museum is expanding its access to its collections – and using virtual reality to do it. Beginning June 4, 30 three-dimensional, interactive models of artifacts will be available for public viewing on the website Lost City Museum specializes in exhibiting content that was excavated in the surrounding Moapa Valley, […]

Southern Nevada Speaker Series: Live stone tool demonstration

  Stone tool use is the oldest form of technology used by humans. During this live demonstration, see and learn about the materials and process that go into creating stone tools, and why this understanding is so important to archaeologists. May 12, 2018 at 2 pm     FREE for members or with paid admission […]

Lost City Museum joins CoCoRaHS!

The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network is a non-profit, community-based network of volunteers who measure and report rain, hail and snow from their immediate areas.  Lost City Museum joined the group this spring to help collect and report data from our campus.  Observations are shared with scientists, resource managers, government officials, emergency personnel […]

Lost City Museum Collection Project Highlight

A new three dimensional (3D) digitization project is on-going at Lost City Museum. Benjamin Van Alstyne is producing models of select bowls, canteens, jars and cooking pots. These are prehistoric items that were recovered from archaeological excavations in Moapa Valley. The 3D models are hosted on, where they can be viewed using smartphones, tablets […]