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Corinne, “Queen of the Stage”

You know the story: a child performer exploited by her demanding and exploitative mother to perform all over the country. The grueling road life leaving little time for basic schooling and attracting the attention of child welfare agents. The drive to ever-greater heights of fame and fortune at the expense

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We’ve Received a Nevada Humanities Grant!

The Burlesque Hall of Fame has received a, ARP Relief Operating Grant from Nevada Humanities for $9,920. This grant will help BHoF pay our operating costs as we rebuild our audience and revenue in the wake of the COVID pandemic. Nevada Humanities American Rescue Plan Relief and Recovery Grants are

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Remember BHoF During this Season of Giving

The Burlesque Hall of Fame has over 5,000 pieces in our collection. 5,000 costumes, stage props, photos, posters, and personal effects from the lives and careers of Gypsy Rose Lee, Lottie the Body, Lili St. Cyr, Blaze Starr, Novita, Tempest Storm, Rose La Rose, and hundreds of other performers. Best

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Support Small Businesses and Museum Stores Like BHoF

You’ve heard of “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday”, the days after Thanksgiving that kick off the holiday shopping season with a mad frenzy of competitive bargain-hunting and retail excess? Well, we aren’t here to tell you not to shop that weekend, but we are here to tell you, there’s a

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We Received a Grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services!

BHoF has been awarded a $32,500 ARP Grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the federal agency charged with supporting libraries and museums. This grant will allow us to focus resources on digitizing a large part of our collection, including a number of films in the Something

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Holiday Closures

2021 Holiday Season Hours

To serve you best while allowing our staff the best opportunity to enjoy their holidays, we will be modifying our hours with the following extra days and closures in November and December: Nov 23-25: Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday Nov 28: OPEN 12-4p for Museum Store Sunday Dec 24-25: Closed for

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Send your holiday wishes to burlesque legends!

The holidays are coming, and The Burlesque Hall of Fame would like your help spreading some much needed holiday cheer with the legends of classic-era burlesque! The pandemic has been stressful for all and many of our legends may be in isolation. We’d like to ensure they can still feel

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“TEASE: A Burlesque Revue” returns to the stage October 23!

We’re excited to finally be returning to the stage with a new installation of our (more or less) quarterly show, “TEASE: A Burlesque Revue,” on October 23 at 8pm. What’s more, we’re debuting in a new venue, The Space, a new community-driven, charity-based arts complex with a gorgeous performance hall.

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Operations Support Grant from Nevada Arts Council extended through 2023

BHoF has been awarded a two-year continuation of our Operations Support Grant by the Nevada Arts Council.This grant is for $21,000 paid out over two years, providing unrestricted operating funds to non-profit arts organizations throughout the state. 35% of the funding of this grant comes from the National Endowment for

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Closure Update

Construction is finished, we’re re-opening October 9

(with more open days, too!) Construction has been completed following the July 20 fire on our rooftop that damaged our space. Our staff is now busy re-installing our exhibits and we will be opening back up October 9. We will also be adding an additional open day to our schedule.

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