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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 […]

Nevada State Museum hosts Day of the Dead festivities

CARSON CITY, Nevada – The Nevada State Museum and Western Nevada College Latino Cohort have teamed to present an El Día de los Muertos, or, Day of the Dead, celebration with a reception Thursday evening and a full day of activities on Saturday in downtown Carson City. Museum admission is free Thursday, Nov. 2, for […]

Museum lecture to bring Parks Service founder to life

CARSON CITY, Nevada – A bronze plaque at Great Basin National Park in eastern Nevada memorializes Stephen T. Mather, the founder and first director of the National Park Service. The inscription reads: “He laid the foundation of the National Park Service, defining and establishing the policies under which its areas shall be developed and conserved […]

Nevada Historical Society launching gaming lecture series

CARSON CITY, Nevada – The Nevada Historical Society in Reno is launching a new lecture series that celebrates one of the state’s most important industries: gaming. The American Gaming Archives Lecture Series debuts Oct. 13 with a wine-and-cheese reception at 5:30 p.m. preceding the inaugural lecture by Bill Watson, chief executive and curator of the […]

Nevada State Museum hosting community birthday bash for Glenn Lucky

CARSON CITY, Nevada – It’s a milestone birthday coming up this month for Carson City’s Glenn Lucky and the community will have the opportunity to take part in festivities honoring one of its favorite sons. The Nevada State Museum is planning a birthday party on Sept. 27 at 10 a.m. in honor of Lucky on […]

Carson museums team for a day of railroad history

CARSON CITY, Nevada – The Nevada State Museum and Nevada State Railroad Museum are teaming up for a day of history about one of the state’s most beloved artifacts and the rail line on which it operated. The 142-year-old Glenbrook locomotive – originally built to help transport lumber from the Tahoe Basin to the silver […]