Do you ever have momentum in your sobriety where you’re like, “I feel good! I feel great! It’s happening! I like getting up in the morning! Hooray for life!”
Only to wake up the next day feeling like, “I feel nothing except failure, self-hate, disappointment”
And nothing even HAPPENED.
The feeling just washes over you.
For no damn reason.
Feeling a bit that way today but I want to press on.
I’ll make sure I eat well tonight, get outside, call a friend or two, go to a yoga class, and work on getting this post up.
Small steps, big payoffs (hopefully). <3
As promised, here is Part Two of the three part post about The Springs Preserve.
The thing that was so fun about this museum was that it focused on the natural history of the state (ie. fossils and different eras) as well as the human history of the state.
They also have rotating exhibitions that highlight specific eras in Nevada history.
Currently they are featuring an exhibition about the artistry and craft behind the costumes of the famed showgirl performance Les Folies Bergere, which ran at the Tropicana for years.
It’s funny to think that the ‘Showgirl’ that Las Vegas is so famous for is now only a museum piece.
Las Vegas does not currently have a show featuring it’s famous ‘Showgirl’, they’ve all closed.
I never had a chance to see Folies, but I did get to see Jubilee! a few times before it closed and I just loved it. Sure the show was a little dated and hokey, but the dancers were serious athletes and the spectacle of the set and costumes alone was worth the ticket price!
I completely understand the showgirl may not be everyone’s cup of tea–but what I appreciated about this exhibit is it worked hard to be PG rated.
The photographs they chose were tasteful and the exhibition focused on the artists behind the design rather than focusing on adult elements of this type of performance.
In addition to the Folies section, the special exhibitions part of the museum had tons of vintage casino memorabilia that will be on view through August 2017.
They had memorabilia from everywhere a vintage Vegas lover such as myself would have wanted to see–The Desert Inn, The Hacienda, The Last Frontier, The Stardust, The Dunes….basically all of your favorite imploded properties! 😉
Across the hall from the Special Exhibitions area is the permanent collection.
The permanent collection also features fashion items from long running Vegas shows, as well as more memorabilia from long gone properties such as the Moulin Rouge and The Pioneer Club.
It also features the histories of the many peoples who have lived in Nevada over the past couple of centuries.
Something I was particularly struck by was bay of screens featuring videos of actors re-enacting Native American perspectives. As I’d mentioned in the first post, I really appreciate that this Museum works to acknowledge the many histories housed within our state.
Finally, the Nevada State Museum has an area of the permanent collection that focuses on the natural elements–minerals, fossils, flora and fauna, as well as local state birds and animals.
I can’t wait to go back to this museum again. There was so much more to absorb than I was able to do in an hour, and I look forward to another afternoon learning more about our beautiful battle born state.