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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 […]

Encore lecture tells plans for Stewart Indian School

CARSON CITY, Nevada – History enthusiasts who missed November’s sold out Frances Humphrey Lecture on the future of Stewart Indian School have a second chance this Saturday, Jan. 20, at the Nevada State Museum. Sherry Rupert, executive director of the Nevada Indian Commission, will give a brief history of the school and focus on future […]

Rail Explorers program debuts in Boulder City

CARSON CITY, Nevada – Riding the rails in Southern Nevada has a brand new definition – and a new type of adventure for visitors and locals alike. Rail Explorers – a business that offers specially designed pedal-powered, two- and four-seat vehicles that ride on the tracks of the Nevada Southern Railway – debuted this week […]

Museums launch pilot school transportation reimbursement program

CARSON CITY, Nevada – The sight of school buses outside Nevada’s seven State museums has become less common in the years since the Great Recession hit in 2007 as school districts dealing with tight budgets cut spending on field trips and their related transportation costs. Now a pilot program approved during the 2017 Nevada Legislature […]

Holiday craft making at Nevada State Museum

CARSON CITY, Nevada – People of all ages are invited to a holiday craft event at the Nevada State Museum that will be both fun and educational. “Family Fun Saturday: Holiday Crafts and Pines Are Fine” is scheduled for Dec. 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Participants will be able to create their own […]

State museums participating in first Museum Store Sunday

CARSON CITY, Nevada – Make some room Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. There’s a new kid on the holiday shopping block. Say hello to Museum Store Sunday. On Sunday, Nov. 26, more than 500 museum stores worldwide are participating in the event. That includes four of Nevada’s state museums – Nevada State […]

Railroad museum steams up for Santa Trains

CARSON CITY, Nevada – The Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City has set the dates for its 33rd year of Santa Train and for the second consecutive year, it will be offering special free Santa Trains exclusively for children battling cancer. The public Santa Trains will be running the weekends of Dec. 2, Dec. […]

Lincoln Highway topic of Historical Society program

CARSON CITY, Nevada – The story of the Lincoln Highway – the nation’s first transcontinental roadway – and its route through Nevada is the topic of this month’s High Noon Shootout with Neal Cobb at the Nevada Historical Society. Jim Bonar, past president of the Lincoln Highway Association in Reno, is the guest speaker and […]

Museum lecture tells future plans for Stewart Indian School

CARSON CITY, Nevada – When Stewart Indian School was established in 1890 on the outskirts of Carson City, it was one of the first 25 of hundreds of boarding schools set up around the nation with a mission to assimilate American Indian children into mainstream culture. The school was open for 90 years and saw […]

Writers’ Wednesday at NHS takes on The Great Recession

CARSON CITY, Nevada – Of all economic recessions experienced by the United States in the postwar period, the Great Recession that began in 2008 was the deepest, longest, and most destructive and Nevada was one of the hardest-hit states. With the collapse of the housing market, the state led the country in foreclosures, construction jobs […]