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Museums a part of life for new Lost City Museum director

Jenny Strayer might be one of the few who can say she had Henry Ford as her babysitter. Well, technically, it was the Henry Ford Museum, where Strayer spent much of her childhood in Dearborn, Mich. “My father was an engineer at Ford and worked right across the street from the Henry Ford Museum,” Strayer […]

Who, who: Museum’s August lecture is all about owls

CARSON CITY, Nevada – Nevadans might be surprised to know their state is home to nearly a dozen species of owl, including the great horned owl – the largest nocturnal bird of prey in the state. Owls occupy a variety of habitats throughout Nevada but are seldom seen by the public because much of their […]

Red light women and a notorious murder subject of lecture

CARSON CITY, Nevada – Julia Bulette is perhaps the most infamous of the women who worked the red light districts of the late 1800s mining camps in Nevada and California, surely because of her murder in Virginia City in 1867. But, as author Robin Flinchum discovered in her research, Bulette was hardly alone. Flinchum is […]

Motor cars, muscle cars and music at Railroad Museum

CARSON CITY, Nevada – It will be a weekend of classics at the Nevada State Railroad Museum, Aug. 19-20 – with a mix of music, railroad and automotive history. The museum will be offering rides both days on its two motorized rail cars – the 1910 McKeen Motor Car and the 1926 Edwards Motor Car. […]

History walks benefit Friends of Nevada State Museum

CARSON CITY, Nevada – A walking tour highlighting the homes of former Nevada governors is being offered on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month by the Friends of the Nevada State Museum. The 9 a.m. tour, which is open to individuals and groups, is scheduled for Tuesday, July 25, Aug. 8, Aug. 22, […]

Historical Society hosts ‘Vigilantes of Boomtown’ film

CARSON CITY, Nevada – A Red Ryder western film from 1947 that uses one of Carson City’s most historic events as a backdrop will be shown at the Nevada Historical Society Thursday, July 20, at noon. “Vigilantes of Boomtown,” which stars Allan Lane as Red Ryder, is set in Carson City in 1897 and the […]

Battle Mountain is topic of July museum lecture

CARSON CITY, Nevada – Ken Beaton likes to say if you think there’s nothing to do in your home town, “check into a Battle Mountain hotel for three weeks one Tuesday evening.” Beaton, a Carson City resident who was a business teacher at Battle Mountain High School from 1972 to 1975, is a big fan […]

Writers’ Wednesday: The basics of getting published

If writing a book or magazine article is on your bucket list, but you’re not sure how to get started, you can find the answers at this month’s Writers’ Wednesday at the Nevada Historical Society. Author and publisher Stan Paher is the guest lecturer for July and he will give tips in his presentation, “Breaking […]

Lost City exhibit honors designer of iconic Las Vegas sign

OVERTON, Nevada – The Lost City Museum and Neon Museum in Las Vegas are collaborating on an exhibit honoring the late renowned sign designer Betty Willis, whose creations include the iconic “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign.. Willis was born and raised in Overton, home of the Lost City Museum. She died there at age […]