Kitty West/Evangeline the Oyster Girl (1930-2019)

RIP Kitty West (1930-2019)

Burlesque legend Kitty West, also known as Evangeline the Oyster Girl, passed away Sunday (8/18/19) at the age of 89. Born Abbie Jewel Slawson in Mississipi, Kitty ran away to New Orleans at age 16, where she began dancing. Her signature act, rising out of an oyster shell like Venus

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NAC Operating Support Grant Received!

BHoF has been awarded a $21,000 Operating Support Grant by the Nevada Arts Council. Paid out over two years, this competitive grant is intended to help build Nevada’s arts infrastructure by providing unrestricted operating funds to non-profit organizations throughout the state. 35% of the funding of this grant comes from

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Thank you Dr. Lawson!

Thank you to Dr. Jeffrey Lawson for his donation of $10,000 received by us this month. Dr. Lawson’s donation will allow us to launch a marketing and networking campaign intended to spread the word about BHoF and drive new traffic to the museum. We are deeply grateful for Dr. Lawson’s

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BHoF Ornaments - Pre-order TODAY!

Pre-Order NOW! BHoF Holiday Ornaments Featuring Jennie Lee

Decorate for the holidays with style this year. For the first time, BHoF is offering a gorgeous crystal holiday ornament featuring “Miss 44 and plenty more!” Measuring 2 5/8″ x 3 5/8″, this oval-shaped ornament will dazzle your family, friends, and guests (including jolly elves of all ages). Hang one

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