Museum offers opportunity for fun, friendships with tour guide training in February

Fun and friendships start at the Nevada State Museum’s volunteer tour guide training set for Feb. 16-17 and 23-24 in Carson City. Volunteers are needed now and invited to join the free event that includes lectures, enrichment activities and all materials. Volunteers train to give tours of Nevada State Museum and the State Capitol for school-aged children and adults.

Guides will learn about Nevada’s rich history and culture with programs on USS Nevada’s 100th birthday by Bob Nylen, curator of history; Dayton, by Laura Tennant and Jack Folmar; J.W. and Annie Davis, by Kathleen Clemence; and pre-historic sandals, by archaeologist Pat Barker. In week two, art and science are the focus with staff presentations on Nevada water and animals, and one on wetland birds by Alan Gubanich, education chair of the Lahontan Audubon Society.

Both new and experienced guides are encouraged to attend all four days of training, including two Tuesday potluck lunches. Advance registration is required.

“These volunteers make Nevada’s heritage interesting and lively for the thousands of visitors who come to our museum each year. They enrich the experience for us all and they have a terrific time too,” said Jim Barmore, museum director.

The museum is at 600 N. Carson St., in Carson City. For more information and registration, contact Deborah Stevenson at dstevenson@nevadaculture.org or (775) 687-4810 ext. 237.

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