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Comstock pioneer Mackay subject of January museum lecture

CARSON CITY, Nevada – If the definition of America as “the land of opportunity” needed a singular story to illustrate it, John Mackay’s would be a likely choice and 19th Century Nevada the perfect backdrop. Mackay’s rise from an impoverished Irish immigrant to Comstock Lode magnate lives on in myriad ways in the Silver State […]

Nevada State Museum will strike Curry medallion on Dec. 28

CARSON CITY, Nevada – The Nevada State Museum tips its hat to a seminal figure in the city’s history and continues its months-long celebration leading up to the 150th anniversary of the opening of the Carson City U.S. Branch Mint with this month’s medallion minting on Historic Coin Press No. 1. This month’s demonstrations are […]

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 […]

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 […]

‘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, […]

Nevada State Museum hosts Veterans Day bell ringing

CARSON CITY, Nevada – The Nevada State Museum’s replica of the Liberty Bell will be the center of a special “Bells of Peace” World War I commemoration on Veterans Day, Sunday, Nov. 11. The event’s purpose is to allow Nevadans to join in a national bell ringing in remembrance of those who served and sacrificed […]