Banner for 2020 Virtual Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekender, featuring purple background and rhinestoned crowns

Join Us for a Virtual Tour!

The museum is closed at the moment, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy it! Join us for a live virtual tour, offered several times throughout the month of August as part of our 2020 Virtual Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekender! Each tour will last 30-60 minutes via Zoom (you’ll

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Bally at Jennie Lee's Canadian National Exhibition pavilion

NEW ONLINE EXHIBITION – <em>Bump & Grind Beneath the Big Top: Burlesque in Circuses, Carnivals, and Fairs</em>

Step right up, folks. Behind this curtain you’ll find wonders beyond your imagination. See the stars of the midcentury girl show! Learn about the Black revues! Find out how burlesque dancers lived on the road! And watch your wallets, you never know when someone will try to take you for

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BHoF Virtual Book Club; image shows an illustrated fan dancer

Join us to discuss this month’s Book Club pick: <em>Stripped Down</em> by Anna Brooke, a.k.a. Rev. Legs Malone

Join the breast virtual book club around! This month, we’re reading Stripped Down: How Burlesque Led me Home by burlesquer Rev. Legs Malone (under her “muggle” name, Anna Brooke). Legs’ memoir describes her discovery of burlesque and how the lessons she learned of self-acceptance and personal expression let her begin

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Facade of the Burlesque Hall of Fame museum

BHoF Re-closing as Nevada COVID Cases spike

We are sad to announce that we are again temporarily closing the museum for the remainder of Nevada’s Phase II. As COVID cases in Southern Nevada increase drastically, the staff and leadership of the museum feel that remaining open is no longer the responsible thing to do. Over the last

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Twirl-a-Thon!

Twirl-A-Thon is HERE!

What has two Queens, an American Treasure, a fire twirler, and more tassels than you can twirl a stick at?⁣⁣That’s right, it’s TWIRL-A-THON!⁣⁣ Join host Blanche Debris and three Very Special Guest Judges, Dirty Martini, Poison Ivory, and Desiré D’Amour, as they witness a ton of tassel twirling ENTIRELY FOR

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Detail from 19th century printed matter entitled "Jim Crow Jubilee"

#MuseumAtHome: Minstrel Shows and Stock Comic Characters in Burlesque

CONTENT WARNING: sterotypical imagery including blackface⁣⁣Learn about some of the often troubling roots of burlesque’s stock characters in this #MuseumAtHome entry. Burlesque and minstrelsy were closely related in the late 19th century, and many elements of the minstrel show became part of burlesque’s “bag of tricks”. Understanding this difficult history is essential

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The BHoF Weekender is Going Virtual!

In these days of shelter in place and global quarantine, we’re transforming the BHoF Weekender, originally scheduled for August 27-30, into a totally online event to be held throughout the month of August. We’ll have online showcases, classes, Legends interviews, museum tours — anything we can fit in a camera

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Facade of the Burlesque Hall of Fame museum

We’re Reopening June 23!

After temporarily closing our doors on March 16 due to growing concern about the COVID-19 pandemic, The Burlesque Hall of Fame museum is excited to reopen to the public on Tuesday, June 23! Nevada is in “Phase II” right now and museums are allowed to open at half capacity. We’re going quite a bit under that

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2020 BHoF Weekender Moving Online

For the protection and safety of the performers, attendees, staff, and the dozens of burlesque Legends who attend the Weekender every year, we have decided to move the 2020 BHoF Weekender online. With the ability to safely hold large public events still uncertain, and travel restrictions preventing access to the

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Protesters hold Black Lives Matters signs

Statement of Support for Black Lives Matters protesters and activists; upcoming live auction postponed

The Burlesque Hall of Fame stands in solidarity with the protesters and activists who have taken to the streets across the nation and around the world. We strongly stand against racism and violence. We stand in solidarity with the Black community, whether a burlesque performer, friend of the museum, or

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