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Nevada State Museum exhibit features World War I technology

CARSON CITY, Nevada – When American troops hit the battlefields of Europe 100 years ago, they had to learn how to fight a new kind of war. From trench warfare to technical advances in weaponry, this was much different fighting than Americans had experienced before. On Saturday, July 14, visitors to the Nevada State Museum […]

State railroad museum steaming up for a Fourth festivities

CARSON CITY, Nevada – Fourth of July week means history comes to life at the Nevada State Railroad Museum. Two of the museum’s iconic steam locomotives – the narrow-gauge Glenbook and the standard-gauge Inyo, both built in 1875 – will be outside and power for visitors’ enjoyment on Saturday, June 30; Sunday, July 1 and […]

Summer Solstice book signing features women authors

CARSON CITY, Nevada – The Nevada State Museum is celebrating the Summer Solstice with a book signing featuring a dozen female authors with books on Nevada history. The event is Saturday, June 23, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Dema Guinn Concourse at the Nevada State Museum in Carson City, 600 N. Carson […]

Railroad Museum hosts Arts and Culture Day on Saturday

CARSON CITY, Nevada – The Nevada State Railroad Museum opened its doors to the steampunk craze three years ago and the event has proven to be so popular, this year’s event is branching out with a tip of the hat to Burning Man and into a full-on Arts and Culture Day at the Museum. “This […]

Celebrate World Doll Day at Nevada State Museum

CARSON CITY, Nevada – If you’ve always wanted to have your photo taken with a giant doll, set aside some time on Saturday. The Nevada State Museum and the Carson Doll Club are teaming up Saturday, June 9, with exhibits and hands-on activities for all ages in celebration of World Doll Day. That includes an […]

Anthropologist Anna Camp joins staff of Nevada State Museum

CARSON CITY, Nevada – Anna Camp’s lifelong interest in Native American culture started when she was 7 and had a “museum day” with her second-grade class from Quincy Elementary School. The field trip for the Plumas County, California youngsters started with a drive Carson City and the Nevada State Museum before heading for California’s capital […]

‘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 […]