Every Age is an Information Age: 150 Years of Communication in Nevada

When:
Date: 
May 30, 2014 - May 30, 2015
Schedule: 
Thurs.-Mon. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Cost:
Adults $9.95, Children 18 and Under Free
Where:
Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas
309 South Valley View Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89107
Phone:
(702) 486-5205

When Nevada became a state in 1864, the telegraph was the latest in communications technology. Clearly things have changed—what took hours to complete in the time of the Civil War happens in seconds for today's generation. The Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas puts these changes in perspective with its newest exhibition, Every Age is an Information Age: 150 Years of Communication in Nevada. The exhibit illustrates the advances in communication over the last 150 years, from the Pony Express to the Internet, from party lines to smartphones. Visitors can see 19th-century cameras, typewriters, 1980s computers, 1950s televisions, and more. They also have the opportunity to use a telegraph key, learn how to write in 19th-century cursive, and peer through a camera obscura. It's a great way to learn how communication devices shaped Nevada's history. 

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