Researcher Access
The Museum Preserves and Interprets Artifacts Related to Hoover Dam and 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 Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum welcomes students and researchers of all ages to utilize our wealth of primary source material for school and extra-curricular related projects. 

The Museum participates in National History Day and hosted one of several "Night at the Museum" events for Nevada History Day 2014. 

​Please contact us to make an appointment for project review or research assistance. Our entire collections are available to researchers by appointment.
Archive Donations
If you are interested in donating items to the collections, please contact the museum.
Collections and Research 
Museum Hours
Monday - Saturday
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(702) 294-1988
Top - Erin Eichenberg, Museum Specialist, Lake Mead NRA  
Middle - Fillmore Collection donation 
Right - Hilary Baker, Costume Society America "Angel Day" 2013
Archive requests and donation review appointments are based on museum staff availability. 
Because we are often working off-site or hosting field trips, appointments are greatly appreciated!