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Gold Dredges: The Land Leviathans Lecture

Saturday, January 30th, 2016 from 2-3pm Lecture—Gold Dredges: The Land Leviathans by Rick Martin An in-depth photograph and lecture presentation of the origin, operations, and economics of giant land based gold dredges from the turn of the 20th century to their decline mid-century, and limited operations in the 1980s and 1990s. Photographs, early films and personal […]

History for the Holidays Event

Nevada Historical Society's Celebration of Nevada Artisans & Authors Event What a perfect opportunity to find unique, Nevada gifts in time for the holidays.Our event includes Nevada artisan crafts, local book authors, holiday refreshments & the Damonte Ranch High School Christmas Carolers perform from 10:30 – 12:30 pm. Saturday, December 12, 2015 from 10:00 am […]

Docent Council Monthly Lecture

December 2nd, 2015 10-11:30am The Nevada Historical Society's Docent Council monthly meeting and lecture. The lecture is the first Wednesday of the month and is from 10:00 am to 11:30 am. It is a free event and open to the general public.

Miss Wakayama receives Peace Cap

The Nevada Historical Society has been the care takers of Nevada's Friendship Doll, Miss Wakayama since 1929. One of the Nevada Historical Society’s most endearing artifacts has a new accessory and a new story to share with visitors after more than 80 years. Miss Wakayama, a nearly 3-foot tall “Friendship Doll” given by Japan to the […]

Online Catalog of NSM’s Navajo Weavings and Southwestern Ceramics Available!

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) awarded $23,118.00 to rehouse, inventory, and digitize the museum’s Navajo weavings and Southwestern ceramics. The weavings were removed from acidic housing materials and rolled onto archival tubes and then encased in muslin, to protect against dust and light. Volunteers David Critchfield, Jeri DeJonge, and Peter Starren made […]

NSM Lecture, J.W. and Annie Davis: Their Riveting Lives

As the well-known inventor of riveted work pants, much has been written about Jacob William “JW” Davis, some fact and some fiction. Having followed numerous paper trails, Clemence will present the true story of Davis and his family, based on documented evidence. Weaving the intricate threads of Davis’ compelling life story, Clemence will discuss his […]

NSM Family Fun Saturday: Flowers!

Learn the parts of a flower and how to press plants; design a colorful 3-D flower in a frame; sketch or paint your favorite flowers; and get maps for local wildflower walks. This is also a great opportunity to speak with resident scientists and botanists about local spring wildflowers including Desert Peach, Bitterbrush, Lupine, Indian Paintbrush, […]

Willy Baumann Paintings at The Lost City Museum

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                          Nov. 2, 2015 Baumann paintings at The Lost City Museum in November The Lost City Museum presents the paintings of Willy Baumann throughout November. Features of the show include lifelike paintings of animals and fauna. Raised in Switzerland, Baumann immigrated to the Unites States and had a 30-year career in […]

Baumann paintings at The Lost City Museum in November

The Lost City Museum presents the paintings of Willy Baumann throughout November. Features of the show include lifelike paintings of animals and fauna. Raised in Switzerland, Baumann immigrated to the Unites States and had a 30-year career in baking. He began painting works that reflect the natural and architectural landscape of southern Nevada. Baumann has […]

NSM Lecture, The Battle Born History of the USS Nevada

On the 100th anniversary of the commissioning of the battleship, USS Nevada, Judge Chuck Weller will speak about all of the ships that have borne that name, with particular emphasis on the battleship. That fighting ship saw action during World War II at Pearl Harbor, Alaska, Normandy, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa. The first Medal of […]