Nevada’s Historic Preservation and Archaeological Awareness Month

Stay Home for Nevada

While May is usually an opportunity to participate in many family-friendly events that celebrate Historic Preservation and Archaeological Awareness, for 2020 we bring you some ideas for celebrating the unique cultural resources found in the Silver State from the comfort of your own home or in small family groups.   Enjoy!


Nevada Preservation Foundation

Historic Reno Preservation Society

  • 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. Just 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

State and Federal Options

National Park Service

Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Travel Nevada 


  • 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 

Local Government Options


Virtual Reality Tours of Nevada Resources