Virgin Valley Heritage Museum, Mesquite

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The Virgin Valley Heritage Museum, originally known as the Desert Valley Museum, is located in Mesquite, Nevada and is listed on the United States National Register of Historic Places. The museum displays exhibits about area pioneers and local history.
The building was designed by Walter Warren Hughes and built by the National Youth Administration in the Vernacular Pueblo Revival style.
Opened in 1940 as a library, it was converted around 1945 to a Southern Nevada Memorial Hospital branch. From 1977-1984, the building was used by the Boy Scouts of America for meetings.
It opened as the Desert Valley Museum on May 23, 1985. In July 2001, the name was changed to the Virgin Valley Heritage Museum.
The site was listed as a building in the National Register of Historic Places on October 24, 1991.
The collection includes artifacts about 1875 to 1935.
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  • My wife and spent about 90 minutes in the museum this afternoon, and could have spent longer. The exhibits were extremely varied, ranging from local history, settlers, education, medical care, NA arti...  more »
  • Honestly, I didn't know about the museum although the building was mismatched with its surroundings and a tree blocked the sign. I happened to be parked across the street in a small (maybe historical ...  more »
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  • We benefited from knowledgeable staff. Quaint museum. I saw some of the toys I played with as a child and other familiar items from grandmother's house.
  • Great place to know about local history. The couple who helped us was very nice and friendly. And it's free.

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