Date: 5-30-14
Time: 5:00 PM
Location: Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas. 309 S. Valley View Blvd. Las Vegas, NV (Clark)
Description: Every Age is an Information Age: 150 Years of Communication in Nevada is a new exhibit at Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas that traces how our current reliance on communication technology is far from new. In fact, throughout its history, Nevada has used advances in technology to its benefit.  Since its beginning as a U.S. Territory, Nevada has been dependent on fast and easy communication. The Nevada’s 1864 constitution is the perfect example of this phenomenon. Because a physical copy of the constitution never would have arrived in Washington D. C. in time for the November presidential election to ensure Nevada became a state, the entire document was telegraphed on October 26th from Carson City to Washington D.C. It took over 12 hours to key and it was one of the longest telegrams ever sent. This seems impossibly slow today when a 16,000-word document can be sent in seconds. The history of communication in Nevada is a history of the state’s innovative spirit. Whether it’s the 1864 constitution or the 2013 move toward online gaming, Nevada has used advances in communication to its advantage. From telegraphs to smart phones, and from the Pony Express to the Internet, Museum visitors will experience how communication technologies have contributed to the history of Nevada. Sponsored by Land Rover Las Vegas and the Las Vegas Centennial Commission, this exhibit is an official event of the Las Vegas Sesquicentennial Celebration. The exhibit will open May 10, 2014 at 5 pm with a special reception and will be in the museum’s temporary until May 2015. For more information, contact Crystal R. Van Dee at cvandee@nevadaculture.org or 702-822-8751.

Website:  http://museums.nevadaculture.org/index.php?option=com_content&id=427&Itemid=438
Phone Number: 702-822-8751