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State Museum celebrates moon landing’s golden anniversary

CARSON CITY, Nevada – Fifty years after Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin took “one giant leap for mankind,” the image of putting a man on the moon remains a source of pride wrapped in awe for most Americans. The young and young of heart still dream of becoming astronauts and most people […]

Nevada State Museum lecture focuses on ‘CC’ Mint coins

CARSON CITY, Nevada – Rusty Goe has spent much of his professional life on a deep dive into the history of the U.S. Mint in Carson City. He’s written multiple books on the subject and spent thousands of hours in research, getting to know the people who worked there 150 years ago. Through the years, […]

Nevada State Museum Las Vegas opens new ‘showgirl’ exhibit

LAS VEGAS, Nevada – Bally’s Las Vegas’ signature showgirl show, “Jubilee,” has been dark since 2016 – following a 35-year run, but the Nevada State Museum Las Vegas is intent on keeping the show’s memory alive by way of a few new exhibitions. In June, the Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas opened a new permanent […]

Nevada State Museum Las Vegas photo project preserving Southern Nevada history

LAS VEGAS, Nevada – One image at a time, the Nevada State Museum Las Vegas is working on a monumental challenge – preserving, and sharing, the history of Southern Nevada. The museum’s Photography Digitization Project, started in 2017, recently surpassed 9,000 digitized images that are available online for researchers, educators and the local community to […]

Carson City railroad museum steams up for Fourth of July

CARSON CITY, Nevada – The Fourth of July is all about celebrating history and the Nevada State Railroad Museum Carson City has its most historic showpieces shined up, steamed up and to share with visitors from Thursday, July 4 through Sunday, July 7. Each day’s festivities will begin at 9:45 a.m. with the “Parade of […]

Lecture details lives of immigrant Chinese woodcutters

CARSON CITY, Nevada – Chinese immigrants were abundant in the mining camps of the Sierra Nevada in the latter half of the 19th century. In the 1860s, the first Chinese immigrants found their way to Aurora, Nevada and by the 1870s, they had settled along King Street in Bodie, California, creating a sizeable Chinatown. By […]

State museums offer free admission for active-duty military families

CARSON CITY, Nevada – Nevada’s state museums are once again taking part in the national Blue Star Museums program, providing free admission to active-duty military personnel and their families. The National Endowment for the Arts and Blue Star Families program, now in its 10th year, launched the 2019 program on Saturday, May 18 – Armed […]

Reno Rodeo’s past, present and future subject of lecture

CARSON CITY, Nevada – As it marks its 100th anniversary in 2019, the Reno Rodeo is celebrating its past, present and future. Clint Wells, a past president and 50-year volunteer with the Reno Rodeo Association, will discuss all those elements and more as the guest speaker at the Nevada Historical Society’s final Rip Roaring Rodeo […]

Iconic legislator Joe Neal subject of museum lecture

CARSON CITY, Nevada – As the 80th session of the Nevada Legislature nears its end, an iconic and history making former legislator is the focus of this month’s Frances Humphrey Lecture Series at the Nevada State Museum in Carson City. “Westside Slugger: Joe Neal’s Lifelong Fight for Social Justice,” is the presentation by Hall of […]