A new African American museum and cultural arts center is headed to Las Vegas. It will be located in the Historic Westside community. Project organizers say they don’t have an exact timeline, but they do expect to have the museum operational in five to 10 years.
Planning for the museum began in 2016 as community members looked to revitalize the area. According to the city, there are plans for connecting the current Walker African American Museum and Research Center and the Miller Street Building to that new facility. The City of Las Vegas says they’re committed to initial funding through planning and programming dollars, and that they’re exploring capital contributions as well.