American Indian culture, heritage and art are featured at the Lost City Museum’s Native American Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8. The annual community event hosts dance groups and demonstrations by artists and craftspeople. Hand-made crafts and jewelry will be on sale along with traditional foods.
The winner of The Lost City Museum’s student art contest will be announced at 2 p.m. during Native American Day. The contest is open to all elementary, middle and high school students with a choice of two themes, Art of The Lost City or Native American Heritage.
Before or after attending Native American Day, visitors can drop by the Pomegranate Arts & Crafts festival, hosted by The Moapa Valley Art Guild north of Overton at the Clark County fairgrounds in Logandale. In its 19th year, the event features music, local arts and crafts and food vendors.
The Lost City Museum was built by the National Park Service in 1935 to exhibit artifacts that were being excavated from Pueblo Grande de Nevada. Programs include ongoing archaeological research on the remaining Lost City sites, school tours, changing exhibits and an archival library.
The museum actively engages people in understanding and celebrating Nevada’s natural and cultural heritage. It is one of seven managed by the Nevada Division of Museums and History, an agency of the Nevada Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs. Admission is $5, children and members enter free. The museum is at 721 S. Moapa Valley Blvd., Overton. Take Interstate 15 to exit 93. Access is also available from Lake Mead National Recreation Area or the Valley of Fire State Park. Call (702) 397-2193 for more information or visit The Lost City Museum on Facebook.