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‘Painting Party’ a ‘remarkable success’ at Ely Railroad Museum

ELY, Nevada – Staff at the East Ely Railroad Depot Museum were hoping a handful of volunteers would turn out at Saturday morning’s “painting party” to freshen up the east end of the museum’s historic Freight Building. A platoon showed up instead. “The project was a remarkable success,” longtime museum director Sean Pitts said. “Going […]

Prehistoric rock art subject of Nevada State Museum lecture

CARSON CITY, Nevada – Long before “public art” became a thing, and, heck, long before Nevada became Nevada, people were making rock art. For more than 10,000 years, people have been creating rock art in Nevada and some Native Americans continue to make it today. It has been made in many different ways and at […]

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 […]