Encapsulated In Time

The diverse museum collections of Lake Mead include biology specimens, paleontology specimens, archeological artifacts, art, and archives. The collections represent the diverse ecology and robust historical significance of Lake Mead as well as those cultures and species which pre-existed the creation of America's first National Recreation Area.


Digital Archives

The Lake Mead Museum Team aspires to make our most requested collections available for all to view online. We are currently working to digitize the archival Historic Photograph Collection. As images are digitized, they may be accessed here.

Finding Aids

A finding aid is a document containing detailed, filed, and processed information about a specific collection of records within an archive. Finding aids often consist of a documented inventory and description of the materials, their source, and their structure.

Explore two of Lake Mead’s finding aid documents that have been uploaded below.

A map
Maps, Plans, and Drawings Finding Aid

Finding aid for Lake Mead's archival collections of maps, plans, and drawings.

A historical photo of Lake Mead entrance sign
Land Management Records Finding Aid

Finding aid for Lake Mead's archival collections of land management records.



Contact Us

Phone: (702) 293-8646
Address: 601 Nevada Way, Boulder City, NV, 89005

Research Hours

Monday-Thursday 8 AM - 4 PM.

Research appointments must be requested in advance with Museum Curator.

Last updated: October 18, 2023

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Boulder City, NV 89005


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