This week’s #FridayFieldTrip was a visit to the Clark County Museum. In addition to the expected, old-fashioned dioramas explaining the history of Clark County, NV–from geologic forces to modern times–this is a unique place because of Heritage Street.
What’s Heritage Street? It’s a collection of historic houses and buildings that have been donated, moved to the museum, and then restored. Each home represents an historic period (20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s). There’s also an old printing house, complete with presses, a barn, an old train depot, train cars, a caboose, and lots of old farm equipment.
The homes, outfitted with furnishings and personal items representing the given era, are both cool and a little creepy. I couldn’t help but envision those homes that were built in the testing area and then blown up. Those had mannequins, too.
There’s also an old ghost town with a combination of original and replica buildings.
There’s also a half-mile nature trail and a stage with a grassy, tree-shaded area for events, although nothing special was going on while I was there.
It’s worth noting that they change the displays and currently their gearing up for the holidays with lights, wreathes, dreidels, and trees.
And, the staff is incredibly nice.