Nevada’s Historic Preservation and Archaeological Awareness Month

May has been a month for celebrating historic preservation and archaeology in Nevada. Nevada agencies and organizations have worked hard to spread awareness of archaeological and historic preservation efforts throughout the state, encouraging both residents and visitors to explore and learn about Nevada’s significant archaeological and historical treasures. 

Some exciting events are:


Boulder City Historic Preservation Day  May 11, 2019

Boulder City, originally planned to house both workers contracted to build the Hoover Dam on the Colorado River and the administrative facilities of the Bureau of Reclamation in 1930 is exceptionally rare as an example of a town fully planned under government supervision.  Join the community as it celebrates Historic Preservation and Archaeological Awareness Month with tours, a parade, and a block party.

  • Where: Boulder City.  START at the former Los Angeles Dept. of Water & Power building (600 Nevada Way) to pick up an event map and talk about what’s happening with historic preservation in Boulder City with representatives of the LADWP, the Boulder City-Hoover Dam Museum, members of the Historic Preservation Committee and the City.
  • When:  May 11, 2019.
  • More Information: Flyer



10TH Annual  Scavenger Hunt

In celebration of Historic Preservation and Archaeological Awareness month, the City’s Historic Resource Commission has organized the 10th Annual Scavenger Hunt.  This year’s hunt focuses on the history and culture of our City.  The Commission crafted the hunt to be an event the family can do together.  Participants will be given clues about people, places and events that are important to the community’s history.  Using the clues, participants will research and locate the answers.  To ensure participants visit the various sites, on-site photographs will be required with the submittals. 

A winner will be drawn from the correct submittals to receive a $50 gift card to The Fox Brewpub, located in the Historic Saint Charles Hotel at 310 South Carson Street.  The Commission wishes to thank Jim Phalan for donating the gift card to The Fox Brewpub, and Ronni Hannaman and Bob Nylen for their assistance in identifying historic people, places, and events.

  • Where: Carson City.  A copy of the 10th Annual Scavenger Hunt can be accessed at 108 East Proctor Street, or at
  • When: May 1- 31, 2019.  Completed answers are due by 3:00 PM on May 31, 2019.  Answers may be submitted in person at 108 East Proctor Street, Carson City or emailed to
  • More information: Contact Carson City Planning Manager Hope Sullivan at or 775-283-7922.