Coin press party kicks off months-long celebration of Carson City Mint

CARSON CITY, Nevada – It was 150 years ago this month when one of the Nevada State Museum’s – and the state of Nevada’s – most treasured artifacts first arrived in Carson City.

The opening of the United States Branch Mint was still several months off, but the coin press that would produce coins from the ... Read More

Workshop to discuss regulations concerning historic native remains

CARSON CITY, Nevada – The Nevada State Museum in Carson City is hosting a public workshop to solicit comments on proposed new regulations pertaining to treatment and repatriation of objects and human remains from known Native American burial sites on private property.

The regulations pertain to Chapter 381 of the Nevada Administrative Code. A bill passed ... Read More

Santa Train launches 34th year in Carson City

CARSON CITY, Nevada – The Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City launches its 34th year of Santa Train the weekend of Dec. 8 and tickets are available now.

The Santa Trains will be running the weekends of Dec. 8, Dec. 15 and Dec. 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Children and their families ride ... Read More

‘Museum Store Sunday’ returns for holiday shoppers

CARSON CITY, Nevada – Holiday shoppers looking for that “Only in Nevada” gift have an option tucked in between Black Friday (the day after Thanksgiving) and Cyber Monday.

The second annual Museum Store Sunday – an international campaign in which more than 500 museums participate – is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 25.

In Carson City, both the ... Read More

Museum lecture tells of hero war horses and dogs of World War I

World War I was the last war in which horses were utilized for constant resupply, movement of heavy weaponry and the transport of troops. It was also the first war in which military dogs were mobilized on a massive, organized scale.

These largely forgotten heroes of World War I made great sacrifices for the war effort. ... Read More

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