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Lecture details excavations of unexpected history at Carson Mint

CARSON CITY, Nevada – In 1998, a landscaping project outside the Nevada State Museum turned into an archeological dig when the workers unearthed discarded coin dies that were used in the late 1800s when the museum building was the U.S. Branch Mint. A coin die is a steel stamp used to strike a coin and […]

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 […]

Nevada authors gather for book signing at Nevada State Museum

CARSON CITY, Nevada – The Nevada State Museum in Carson City will be hosting a book signing featuring more than a dozen Nevada authors. The Autumn Book Signing event is Saturday, Dec. 15 from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and will be held in the Dema Guinn Concourse of the Nevada State Museum, 600 N. […]

Coin press party kicks off months-long celebration of Carson City Mint

CARSON CITY, Nevada – It was 150 years ago this month when one of the Nevada State Museum’s – and the state of Nevada’s – most treasured artifacts first arrived in Carson City. The opening of the United States Branch Mint was still several months off, but the coin press that would produce coins from […]

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 […]

‘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, […]

Museum lecture tells of hero war horses and dogs of World War I

World War I was the last war in which horses were utilized for constant resupply, movement of heavy weaponry and the transport of troops. It was also the first war in which military dogs were mobilized on a massive, organized scale. These largely forgotten heroes of World War I made great sacrifices for the war […]

‘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 […]