Atomic testing museum seeking new space in downtown Las Vegas

Atomic testing museum seeking new space in downtown Las Vegas

In this November 1951, Las Vegas News Bureau file photo, a mushroom cloud expands above the desert north of Las Vegas as an atomic bomb test is conducted. The image was shot over the rooftops of downtown casinos in Las Vegas. (Don English/Las Vegas News Bureau) The National Atomic Testing Museum is searching for a new home in the city that once made mushroom clouds into tourist attractions. With the help of a $1 million matching grant from the state, museum officials said they hope to find a larger space in downtown Las Vegas so they can expand their exhibits on nuclear testing in Nevada. “The museum has been in the same location for the past 15 years now. We’ve basically outgrown it,” said Jordan McGee, the museum’s director of education. “We have more stories to tell.” During the above-ground nuclear tests of the 1950s and early 1960s, Las […]

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