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Railroad museum hosts ‘Lost Carson City’ lecture

CARSON CITY, Nevada – From the historic United States Branch Mint to the V&T Railroad to the fact it remains one of the most sparsely populated state capitals, Carson City has a colorful and unique history. The Silver State’s capital city will be the subject of a free lecture by author Peter Mires, whose latest […]

‘Day of the Dead’ community event at Nevada State Museum

CARSON CITY, Nevada – The Nevada State Museum and Western Nevada College are once again teaming up to present a Day of the Dead community celebration on Saturday, Nov. 3 at the museum. The event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and admission is free. Activities include performances by Mexican and Aztec folkloric […]

Carson City museums offer free admission for Nevada Day

CARSON CITY, Nevada –The Nevada State Museum and the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City are offering free admission both Friday and Saturday in recognition of Nevada Day. “As Nevada comes together to celebrate the 154th year of statehood, the public can take their personal journey through time to learn about Nevada, its first […]

Revamped Battle Born Hall museum exhibit to be unveiled

CARSON CITY, Nevada – “Trailblazing Nevada,” a new museum experience inside Battle Born Hall at the Nevada State Capitol, will be unveiled Wednesday, Oct. 10 at a public reception headed by Gov. Brian Sandoval. The event starts at 10 a.m. in the old Assembly Chambers on the second floor of the capitol building and will […]

New volunteer training at Nevada State Museum

CARSON CITY, Nevada – The Nevada State Museum in Carson City is recruiting volunteers with a love of history and learning to participate in a multi-day “New Tour Guide Training” program. The program will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Sept. 10, 11, 17 and 18, and is open to both new […]

Nevada State Museum joins in Smithsonian’s ‘Museum Day’

CARSON CITY, Nevada – The Nevada State Museum, Carson City will open its doors for free to all Museum Day ticketholders on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018 as part of Smithsonian magazine’s 14th annual Museum Day. Museum Day is a national celebration of boundless curiosity in which participating museums emulate the free admission policy at the […]

Mary Beth Timm named director of Lost City Museum

CARSON CITY, Nevada – Mary Beth Timm grew up in the urban areas of Washington, D.C. and Chicago, but found her calling in some distinctively remote places. With degrees in archaeology and Spanish, Timm has participated in excavations in Peru, Alaska, Arizona and, most recently, Nevada, where she has been serving as the curator of […]

Pony Express medallion rides again at Nevada State Museum

CARSON CITY, Nevada – The Pony Express may have had a short life as a mail service in the mid-1800s, but its spirit has long resonated in Nevada. Most recently, Pony Bob Peak, which is named for Pony Express rider Robert “Pony Bob” Haslam, was so named by the U.S. Board of Geographic Names just […]