Our Permanent Exhibit
The museum tells the story of the Boulder Canyon Project as it was experienced by the men and women who braved the desolation of the Southern Nevada desert to build Hoover Dam and Boulder City. The displays and exhibits describe the great social and
economic forces of the Depression Era and provide a sense of the complexity, danger, and scale of the project.
Our Boulder Dam Hotel
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the hotel provides an authentic historical experience for
tourists and locals alike. The hotel invites visitors to appreciate the unique history of Southern Nevada as well as the present-day vitality of one of its treasures ─ Boulder City. Proceeds generated from hotel operations
are utilized to support our museum and its various exhibits and programs.
Teddy Fenton House
Our house on Avenue C was one of the first single-family homes constructed by Six Companies for their employees. According to the Nevada State Historic Preservation Office, this house "retains its original form and massing, and most of the historic fabric retains its integrity of location, design, feeling, association, and setting." It is our intent to rehabilitate the historically important structure and apply for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.
Our Walking Tour
The BCMHA has produced an audio walking tour of the Boulder City Historic District. Tourists can now use their
cell/smart phone to listen to historical information at each of 11 stops along a route through historic Boulder City. Tour content is designed to expand the museum’s vision and educational objectives to the broader community.
Our Educational Outreach
We provide a range of educational programs designed to accommodate students of all ages; these include
supervised visits to our Children’s Activity Room, off-site programs, and guided tours of our permanent exhibit.
All programs serve to provide a historical and social context to the construction of Hoover Dam and the founding of Boulder City.
The archives are housed on the Ground Level of the Boulder Dam Hotel where they are accessible to researchers for a variety of purposes. The collections are recognized as a national treasure by Save America’s Treasures and the National Park Service. They are under the care of a collections specialist who is responsible for ensuring the BCMHA’s policies and standards are maintained.
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1305 Arizona Street | Boulder City, NV | 89005 |