Important Notification

[UPDATE] BHoF Response to Coronavirus: museum closed to June 15; 2020 Weekender postponed

Please check back here often to see BHoF’s latest response and changes as the COVID-19 crisis continues to unfold. May 1 – “Stay at Home” order extended to at least May 15; museum closed to at least June 15 The state’s Roadmap to Recovery (PDF) phased re-opening plan extends Nevada’s

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We need your help – DONATE TODAY!

The Burlesque Hall of Fame is facing our biggest challenge yet. And right now, we need your help more than ever. This pandemic poses an existential threat to BHoF. With the museum closed indefinitely and the Weekender in jeopardy this year, we will lose at least half of our revenue

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Discounted Admission for Essential Workers

Until the end of the year, we will be offering essential workers the same discount we offer students, seniors, and active and retired military. If you belong to one of the categories below, just let us know (or select “Essential worker” as your ticketing option at bhof.link/admission) to receive your

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Museum to Re-Open on April 2!

After over a year closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Burlesque Hall of Fame museum is excited to reopen to the public on Friday, April 2. In accordance with state guidelines, the museum has made significant changes to both its physical space and its operating procedures to assure the

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Statement on March 17 Attack in Atlanta

The Burlesque Hall of Fame is shocked and saddened by the murder of eight souls by a white gunman in Atlanta on March 17, 2021. Daoyou Feng, Delaina Ashley Yaun, Hyun Jung Grant, Paul Andre Michels, Sun Cha Kim, Soon Chung Park, Yong Ae Yue, and Xiaojie Tan were killed

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Jennie Lee and other dancersprotest in front of the LA Herald-Examiner, 1959

#MuseumAtHome: National Puzzle Day!

Today is National Puzzle Day! Playing puzzles whether they be crossword, jigsaw, trivia, word searches, brain teasers or Sudoku, puzzles put our minds to work. Studies have found that when we work on a jigsaw puzzle, we use both sides of our brain. Working on puzzles stimulate the brain improving

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An Open Letter to Those Casting “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”

The text below was sent to Donna Rosenstein, Head of Casting at Amazon Studios; Jackie Snyder Benz, Senior Casting Associate at Grant Wilfley Casting, and Amy Sherman-Palladino, creator and showrunner of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, regarding a casting notice for “white female dancers” to portray burlesque dancers in the upcoming

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‘Tis the Season for Giving. And Shopping!

The weekend after Thanksgiving kicks off the holiday shopping season in the United States and even beyond. To help make these days count, Small Business Saturday (Nov 28) and Museum Store Sunday (Nov 29) were created to direct at least some of that shopping to places where your patronage can do the most good,

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Note from the Director: What I’m Thankful For

At this time of year, we are reminded to give thanks for the things we are grateful for. This year, as director of BHoF, I have been challenged as I never have before, and I am beyond thankful for the people who have faced those challenges with me: our staff,

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Send your holiday wishes to burlesque’s legends!

The holidays are coming, and The Burlesque Hall of Fame would like your help spreading some much needed holiday cheer with the burlesque legends! 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 our love

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Trick or treat! Check out our virtual Halloween tour!

Experience a darker side of BHoF! For a limited time, take a virtual tour of burlesque’s haunted history. Whose ghost dwells in the theater where Sally Rand once performed? What cursed color would burlesque’s legends never be caught undead in? And OMG, what is that thing?!?! Join the staff of

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Black and white photo of burlesque dancer Zorita, nude save high heels and a corset held against her chest, laying on a teardrop-shaped settee which has been colored orange over the original image.

#MuseumAtHome: Burlesque Arrests

From its earliest arrival on US shores, burlesque has posed a challenge to local authorities charged with upholding local standards of “decency”. Whether it was women wearing men’s clothing (which was against the law in many municipalities until well into the 20th century) or women wearing not enough clothing (or

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