Welcome to History
The City of Las Vegas Museum and Rough Rider Memorial Collection opened in 1961 as a unit of the City of Las Vegas. The Museum is housed in the historic Municipal Building, a 1940 Works Progress Administration project. The museum collection includes over 7,000 items relating to the heritage of the Las Vegas area. Many items may be viewed through our on-line collection catalog. The Museum offers educational opportunities through classroom visits and activities. Entertaining and informative programs for all ages are offered throughout the year.
DISCOVERING YOUR OWN BACKYARD
The built environment is one way to define community. Las Vegas contains handsome structures and delightful neighborhoods that tell the city's story in real concrete (and brick and wood) terms. Look around and discover how your neighbors have personalized and preserved their piece of history.