Mark Hall-Patton | Henderson Historical Society - Nevada

Advisor Mark Hall Patton

Mark Hall Patton, Clark County Heritage Museum

Mark Hall-Patton is the Museum Administrator for the Clark County Museum system, where he oversees the Clark County Museum, the Howard W. Cannon Aviation Museum, and the Searchlight History Museum. Prior to that Mark was Director of the San Luis Obispo County Historical Museum in California. He has worked for both public and private non-profit museums and has consulted with numerous start-up and established museums and museum boards.

Mark is a MAP surveyor for the American Association of Museums and the author of two books and over 400 published articles. He has written and produced forty-eight local history videos. In 2009, Mark hosted a live interview roundtable program on C4 television in the Vegas valley and is regularly seen on the History Channel’s “Pawn Stars” as a visiting expert.

In addition to the Nevada Museums Association, where he served as President from 2000 to 2002 and 2008-2010, Mark served on the California Association of Museums and Western Museums Association boards. He is a member of the Board of the Nevada Test Site Historical Foundation and the Nevada Aerospace Hall of Fame.

He is married to Dr. Colleen Hall-Patton, a professor of Sociology and Women’s Studies at UNLV, and they are the parents of Joseph and Ellen Hall-Patton.