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 the ... Read More
CARSON CITY, Nevada – As settlers found their way west in the 1800s, so, too, did much of the fashion of the time, including the beautiful and elaborate gowns of the Victorian era.
Modern-day observers see the clothing and can’t help but wonder ”Why did they dress like that?”
Jan Loverin, curator of clothing and textiles at ... Read More
CARSON CITY, Nevada – The Nevada State Museum and the Northern Nevada Children’s Museum are teaming up for a community celebration of Chinese New Year on Saturday, Feb. 17.
The event includes a parade on Carson Street, dancing and many fun and educational activities for youngsters.
Festivities start at the Dema Guinn Concourse of the Nevada State ... Read More
CARSON CITY, Nevada – After more than a year, visitors to the Nevada State Museum can watch the museum’s historic Coin Press No. 1 carry on a mission it started nearly 150 year ago in the very same building.
The venerable press — which churned out millions of dollars in silver and gold coins during stints ... Read More