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Virgin Valley Heritage Museum

Desert Valley Museum
Virgin Valley Heritage Museum
Virgin Valley Heritage Museum is located in Nevada
Virgin Valley Heritage Museum
Location 31 W. Mesquite Blvd., Mesquite, Nevada
Area less than one acre
Architect National Youth Administration; Walter Warren Hughes
Architectural style Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals, Vernacular Pueblo Revival
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 91001527[1]
Added to NRHP October 24, 1991

The Virgin Valley Heritage Museum, originally known as the Desert Valley Museum, is located in Mesquite, Nevada and is listed on the United States National Register of Historic Places. The museum displays exhibits about area pioneers and local history.


  • History 1
  • Collection 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


The building was designed by Walter Warren Hughes and built by the National Youth Administration in the Vernacular Pueblo Revival style.[2]

Opened in 1940 as a library, it was converted around 1945 to a Southern Nevada Memorial Hospital branch. From 1977-1984, the building was used by the Boy Scouts of America for meetings.

It opened as the Desert Valley Museum on May 23, 1985. In July 2001, the name was changed to the Virgin Valley Heritage Museum.

The site was listed as a building in the National Register of Historic Places on October 24, 1991.[3]


The collection includes artifacts about 1875 to 1935.


  • "Museum Provides Archive of History and People". Archived from the original on 2006-10-22. Retrieved 2007-03-20. 
  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places.  
  2. ^ "Desert Valley Museum". Retrieved 2007-03-20. 
  3. ^ "Nevada Entries in the National Register of Historic Places". Retrieved 2007-03-20. 

External links

  • Virgin Valley Heritage Museum - City of Mesquite
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