The BC/HD Museum Preserves and Interprets Artifacts Related to the Construction of Hoover Dam and the Settlement of Boulder City:
• 11,444 cataloged photographs
• 189 manuscripts including diaries, personal correspondences, printed materials written or collected by individuals, and other two-dimensional records
• 3,500 three-dimensional items including household goods, tools, games, medical apparatus, folk art, fine art, architectural components, decorative arts, furniture, personal items belonging to the men and women who worked on Hoover Dam and settled Boulder City, and many other categories
• A 600-book research library relating to Hoover Dam, southern Nevada, the Lower Colorado Region, Boulder City, and the Great Depression
• 7,500 biographic files related to individuals who lived in Boulder City at some time
• 2,015 subject files include categories of places, events, businesses, or activities that have occurred since the beginning of construction on Hoover Dam and Boulder City
• The historic Boulder Dam Hotel, which serves to provide visitors to Boulder City with an authentic experience encompassing both Boulder City’s past and its present. The Boulder Dam Hotel is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The 31ers Educational Outreach Program focuses on enhancing the Social Studies curriculum for school-age students. Through our 31ers Educational Outreach Program, students learn about the families who migrated to Southern Nevada during the Great Depression, settled the Boulder Canyon Project Federal Reservation, worked on the construction of Hoover Dam, and created Boulder City through our interactive exhibits, oral history monologues, and hands-on activities. Our programs help Nevada educators meet standards for 4th Grade, Middle School, and 11th Grade students.
We routinely host serious researchers from a range of fields and with a variety of purposes: educators, students, historians, government officials, authors, journalists, documentary producers, etc. Our research facilities are open by appointment Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
To request access to our research facilities or educational programs, please call (702) 294-1988 or complete the contact form below.