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 the ... Read More

Nevada State Museum exhibit features gifts from Korea

CARSON CITY, Nevada – The 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea inspired curators at the Nevada State Museum to think about some of the interesting Korean artifacts in the museum’s collections – and how they came to be here.  A selection of those artifacts are on display in the museum’s Nevada Stories Gallery.  The crown jewel of ... Read More

Victorian fashion and dress reform topic of museum lecture

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 museums team for Chinese New Year festivities

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

Coin press demonstrations resume at Nevada State Museum

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

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