Press Release

Nevada State Museum event celebrates Hawaiian culture

CARSON CITY, Nevada – Hello, Northern Nevada. It’s time to break out your favorite aloha wear. A celebration of Hawaiian culture is coming to the Nevada State Museum on Saturday, April 28. The Museum, in cooperation with the Carson City Cultural Commission and Carson City Culture and Tourism Authority, is hosting Lei Day from 10 […]

Ceremony Friday to mark reconnection of historic rail line between Henderson, Boulder City

CARSON CITY, Nevada – It has been 30 years since the rail line linking Boulder City to Henderson has been operational, but that’s about to change, creating new opportunities for tourists, rail fans and outdoor recreationists. As part of the Interstate-11 Project, the historic Nevada Southern Railway line will be reconnected at Railroad Pass. On […]

Nevada basket maker Datsolalee subject of lecture

CARSON CITY, Nevada – Like other masters of the arts world, the creations of the famous Native American basket maker Datsolalee, are timeless. Ninety-three years after her death in Carson City, Datsolalee is widely regarded as one of the most innovative, important and famous basket makers in the world. Her baskets remain coveted by collectors […]

Nevada State Museum to celebrate National Coin Week

CARSON CITY, Nevada – The Nevada State Museum, in partnership with the Reno Coin Club, will be celebrating the 95th annual National Coin Week, April 15-21, with a special event planned at the museum on Friday, April 20. The theme for the national week-long celebration is “Connecting Cultures: From Many, One.” The event celebrates the […]

‘Story Time’ a hit at Nevada State Railroad Museum

CARSON CITY, Nevada – When the Carson City Library was undergoing renovations earlier this year, it outsourced its “Story Time” program for youngsters to other locations, including the Nevada State Railroad Museum. That experience brought an epiphany to museum staff and volunteer Susie Kapahee. “I loved the energy, loved working with the kids, so I […]

Nevada State Museum schedules training for volunteers

CARSON CITY, Nevada – Nevada has a rich and storied history and the Nevada State Museum in Carson City is looking for volunteers who not only love the state’s history, but who want to share it with museum visitors of all ages as tour guides. The museum will be holding a two-day spring volunteer tour […]

Tours take groups behind the scenes at Nevada State Museum

CARSON CITY, Nevada – Why is there an artificial mud pit on the second floor of the Nevada State Museum? How did a stuffed beaver get the name Gus? What is the oldest Native American basket in the museum’s collection? Every museum has its secrets – locked doors, untold stories, wrinkles and quirks that tickle […]