The Friends monthly meeting was held on April 21 with Denise Gerdes presenting a discussion on “UNFORGETTABLE NEVADA WOMEN”, the third book in a series by the Southern Nevada Women’s History project. The other two books are “Skirts That Swept the Desert Floor” and “Steadfast sisters of the Silver State.”
Within the book are accounts of educators, singers, community activists, government leaders, artists, Native American crusaders, and many more interesting women 100 of the women who helped shape Nevada. Thank you to Denise for her presentation.
Business items discussed at the meeting include:
- The Friends will host two book fairs. The first, on April 30, will be at the Barnes and Noble on 8715 Charleston, while the second will be at the Barnes and Noble at 2191 Rainbow. At both sessions Jeff Alpert, a Friends member and local author, will be signing his new book “The Early Pioneers of Las Vegas”.
- The Pinot’s Palette painting fundraiser raised $504.
- The clothing drive raised $318.
- The Board approved the spending of $325 to purchase new puppets for the the Children’s Discovery Saturday program.
- The Board approved spending $409 to assist the Museum in new curator recruitment.
- Our next meeting will be held on May 19 at 2:30 pm at the Museum. The speaker will be Carl Fehner, Park Interpreter for the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic park.
This is the presentation subject at the next meeting of the Friends of Nevada State Museum Las Vegas. The meeting details are:
- WHEN: April 21, 2022 at 2:30 PM (doors open at 2 PM)
- WHERE: Nevada State Museum – 309 S. Valley View Blvd. Enter through the Springs Preserve entrance, then follow the road to the last (north) lot and enter the open gate in front of the Museum.
- Who: Everyone is welcome!
The book “Unforgettable Nevada Women” is the third in a series highlighting the women of Nevada. The books are from the Southern Nevada Women’s History Project. The first two books are “Skirts That Swept the Desert Floor” and “Steadfast sisters of the Silver State.” All books are available on
Within the pages of this book are accounts of educators, singers, community activists, government leaders, artists, Native American crusaders, and many more interesting women. Come learn about these many interesting personalities and leave the meeting with a new sense of the contributions of women to the founding an development of our State.