Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Nevada Test Site Historical Foundation

  • Las Vegas, NV
  • http://www.atomictestingmuseum.org

Mission Statement

Our mission promotes and supports cultural, educational and scientific programming to encourage public exchange of views regarding the Nevada Test Site and its impact on technology and safety of the nation.

Service Areas

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International

Tourism is Nevada's number one business and contributes 9 billion dollars each year to the
State's economy. Approximately
40,000,000 visitors come to Las Vegas each year with over 8,000,000 visiting
non-gaming attractions during their stay.  NTSHF is working in conjunction with other area museum
directors to explore ways that they can collaborate to attract more students,
families and Las Vegas tourists. The museum consortium will offer residents
and tourists a broader museum experience.

ruling year

1998

Principal Officer

Self-reported

Mr. Troy Wade

Keywords

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Nevada Test Site history, education, science, technology, engineering and math.

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Also Known As

Atomic Testing Museum

EIN

88-0392763

Physical Address

755 E Flamingo Rd

Las Vegas, NV 89119 7363

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Museum & Museum Activities (A50)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

Domestic National Security (includes Military and Defense Issues) (Q43)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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Museums dedicated to the story of American history and
technological achievement are fertile grounds for learning. The Atomic Testing Museum reaches thousands of students and teachers
annually with programs that are designed to the specific objectives of educational
programs. Topics on science, math and
technology have been proven to encourage creative thinking and problem solving
in other courses. 

The Atomic Testing Museum works closely with Nevada's public and private schools and the
University of Nevada Las Vegas in developing programs in a range of subjects
where practical applications make learning more meaningful and fun. Over 5,000 students visit the museum each
year and that number will increase as the reputation of the Museum matures. In addition, social media and Web-based
learning through satellite transmission opens the door for outreach programs
that go to schools in remote corners of Nevada and neighboring states.

Programs

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Program 1

The Atomic Testing Museum permanent exhibits occupy 8,000 sq ft. Our changing exhibit gallery, with 2,000 sq ft, has featured the Gary Powers U-2 incident, Paul Shambroom's Face-to-Face with the Bomb and Gadgets: The Technology of the Test Site. Our Distinguished Lecture series, initiated in October 2003, has featured Sergei Krushchev (son of Nikita Krushchev), former Secretary of the Air Force Tom Reed, award-winning photographer Paul Shambroom and many more.

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Service Areas

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International

Tourism is Nevada's number one business and contributes 9 billion dollars each year to the
State's economy. Approximately
40,000,000 visitors come to Las Vegas each year with over 8,000,000 visiting
non-gaming attractions during their stay.  NTSHF is working in conjunction with other area museum
directors to explore ways that they can collaborate to attract more students,
families and Las Vegas tourists. The museum consortium will offer residents
and tourists a broader museum experience.

Accreditations

American Association of Museums

National Trust For Historic Preservation

Affiliations + Memberships

Association of Fundraising Professionals - Member

American Association of Museums - Member

Association of Fundraising Professionals - Member

Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance - Organization

Chamber of Commerce

Affiliate/Chapter of National Organization (i.e. Girl Scouts of the USA, American Red Cross, etc.) - Affiliate/chapter

World Affairs Councils of America - Member

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NEVADA TEST SITE HISTORICAL FOUNDATION
Fiscal year: Oct 01-Sep 30

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Operations

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Nevada Test Site Historical Foundation

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mr. Troy Wade

BIO

Troy E. Wade is President of the Nevada Test Site Historical Foundation (NTSHF), a group dedicated to preserving the history associated with the Nevada Test Site (NTS) and the U.S. nuclear weapons testing program and to assisting in the management and promotion of the Nevada Atomic Testing History Institute (NATHI) in Las Vegas, Nevada. He is also the chairman of the Nevada Alliance for Defense, Energy and Business and president of Wade Associates, a Las Vegas-based management consulting firm. Mr. Wade's formal education is in the fields of mechanical engineering, and national and international security. He is currently a trustee of the Nevada Development Authority, a member of the NTS Development Corporation executive committee, serves on a Department of Energy panel examining the appropriate role for the Nevada Test Site in the nuclear weapons Stockpile Stewardship program, and is a member of the Secretary of Energy's Openness Advisory Panel. Mr. Wade is a past president of AWC (a Lockheed Company) and of the International Disarmament Corporation. He has served on the boards of S.M. Stoller Corporation; ABB Government Services, Inc., MACTEC Inc., and Design Engineering Associates. Mr. Wade has been a resident of Nevada for over 45 years.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"The story of atomic weapons testing is a unique piece of American
history told only at the Atomic Testing Museum. It has not previously been told in a museum setting of this scale. Visitors will learn about the Cold War victory
that ensured our country's freedom.

Human beings have always been fascinated by science and physics. Tours of the Museum help young Americans
learn about the great challenges and triumphs of science, in unlocking the
secrets of the atom, in the Nevada desert. With the restrictions lifted on formerly secret work, visitors to the
Museum can now appreciate the cutting edge science and world history that
resulted from the Nevada Test Site.  Both
young and mature visitors see, feel, and experience the thrill of an above
ground, atomic bomb test in our Ground Zero Theater. They learn about math and technology though
contextual exhibits, interpreted through first person accounts. Outreach
programs based on the Museum's science and atomic testing themes will help
school age children learn science, mathematics and history in a non-classroom,
experiential setting."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Troy Wade

Retired Test Site Scientist

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