The Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum is pleased to release the schedule of topics for the upcoming Third Thursday evening programs, Wild Nevada. This year’s programs will depart some from the history and pre-history topics previously given and present a variety of programs related to the natural history of Nevada. Considering that the vast majority of workers and their families were from places that had a very different climate than the one they found upon arriving in Southern Nevada, an exposure to some of the conditions they encountered is necessary for a true contextual understanding of life on the Boulder Canyon Project Reservation.
Added to the many adjustments they faced having left homes, families, friends, and the familiar, this seemingly inhospitable environment could have loomed overwhelming to them. Over time, however, these settlers discovered the subtle richness and hidden diversity of the southern Nevada desert.
Sunset on the Calicos - Red Rock Canyon, NV
The Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum’s 2013-2014 Wild Nevada provides an overview of the conditions our first settlers overcame in order to call this place, once referred to as a “profitless locality,” home, draws attention to the richness of the southern Nevada environment, and explores issues related to the habitation of the Mojave Desert today.