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Mary Beth Timm named director of Lost City Museum

CARSON CITY, Nevada – Mary Beth Timm grew up in the urban areas of Washington, D.C. and Chicago, but found her calling in some distinctively remote places. With degrees in archaeology and Spanish, Timm has participated in excavations in Peru, Alaska, Arizona and, most recently, Nevada, where she has been serving as the curator of […]

Pony Express medallion rides again at Nevada State Museum

CARSON CITY, Nevada – The Pony Express may have had a short life as a mail service in the mid-1800s, but its spirit has long resonated in Nevada. Most recently, Pony Bob Peak, which is named for Pony Express rider Robert “Pony Bob” Haslam, was so named by the U.S. Board of Geographic Names just […]

Nevada State Railroad Museum Boulder City Announces Planned Expansion

Boulder City – The Division of Museums and History has announced plans for expansion of facilities and experiences the Nevada State Railroad Museum, Boulder City.  First opened in 2001, the museum has seen attendance explode from 2,000 visitors the first year to now an average of 40,000 per year.   Now, with the new rail bridge […]

Museum extends coin press demonstrations through Labor Day

CARSON CITY, Nevada – Friday demonstrations of the Nevada State Museum’s historic Coin Press No. 1 have proven so popular this summer that museum officials are extending the program through Labor Day weekend in September. In previous months, the 148-year-old coin press – the first press used by the U.S. Branch Mint in Carson City […]

‘Monster Fish’ subject of Nevada State Museum lecture

CARSON CITY, Nevada – When Zeb Hogan spreads his arms as wide as they’ll go and declares, “I caught a fish this big,” he isn’t telling you a whopper. He’s showing you his resume. Hogan, the University of Nevada Reno professor and star of the National Geographic television program “Monster Fish,” has spent the past […]

Nevada State Museum exhibit features World War I technology

CARSON CITY, Nevada – When American troops hit the battlefields of Europe 100 years ago, they had to learn how to fight a new kind of war. From trench warfare to technical advances in weaponry, this was much different fighting than Americans had experienced before. On Saturday, July 14, visitors to the Nevada State Museum […]

State railroad museum steaming up for a Fourth festivities

CARSON CITY, Nevada – Fourth of July week means history comes to life at the Nevada State Railroad Museum. Two of the museum’s iconic steam locomotives – the narrow-gauge Glenbook and the standard-gauge Inyo, both built in 1875 – will be outside and power for visitors’ enjoyment on Saturday, June 30; Sunday, July 1 and […]

Summer Solstice book signing features women authors

CARSON CITY, Nevada – The Nevada State Museum is celebrating the Summer Solstice with a book signing featuring a dozen female authors with books on Nevada history. The event is Saturday, June 23, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Dema Guinn Concourse at the Nevada State Museum in Carson City, 600 N. Carson […]