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 archaeology ... Read More

Historical Society exhibit celebrates 50 years of Reno Philharmonic

CARSON CITY, Nevada – On Aug. 3, 1969, 45 musicians under the direction of a Russian-born and Hollywood seasoned composer Gregory Stone put on a free afternoon concert of Gershwin classics at what was then called the Pioneer Theater Auditorium in Reno.

The Reno Philharmonic Orchestra was born.

Over the next half century, it has evolved into ... Read More

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 last ... Read More

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 when ... Read More

‘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 20 years ... Read More

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