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From poppies to porcupines, an eventful Friday awaits at Nevada State Museum

CARSON CITY, Nevada (May 18, 2018) – The Nevada State Museum will be abuzz with activity on Friday, May 25, with behind-the-scenes tours, demonstrations of the historic Carson City Mint coin press, and a collaborative event with the American Legion. “This is a great time of year to come to beautiful Carson City and visit […]

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 […]

Nevada State Museum event celebrates Hawaiian culture

CARSON CITY, Nevada – Hello, Northern Nevada. It’s time to break out your favorite aloha wear. A celebration of Hawaiian culture is coming to the Nevada State Museum on Saturday, April 28. The Museum, in cooperation with the Carson City Cultural Commission and Carson City Culture and Tourism Authority, is hosting Lei Day from 10 […]

Iconic Nevada basket maker Datsolalee subject of lecture

CARSON CITY, Nevada – Like other masters of the arts world, the creations of the famous Native American basket maker Datsolalee, are timeless. Ninety-three years after her death in Carson City, Datsolalee is widely regarded as one of the most innovative, important and famous basket makers in the world. Her baskets remain coveted by collectors […]

Nevada State Museum to celebrate National Coin Week

CARSON CITY, Nevada – The Nevada State Museum, in partnership with the Reno Coin Club, will be celebrating the 95th annual National Coin Week, April 15-21, with a special event planned at the museum on Friday, April 20. The theme for the national week-long celebration is “Connecting Cultures: From Many, One.” The event celebrates the […]

Mina Stafford joins Nevada State Museum as education curator

CARSON CITY, Nevada – Mina Stafford not only loves history and what museums have to offer, she especially loves sharing it with others. “When I was an undergrad at the University of Arizona, I happened upon the Arizona State Museum and took a class that was teaching undergrad students how to give tours to elementary […]

Museum book signing features women authors

CARSON CITY, Nevada – The Nevada State Museum is celebrating Women’s History Month in March with a book signing featuring a dozen female authors with books on Nevada history. The event is St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Dema Guinn Concourse at the Nevada State Museum in Carson […]

Nevada State Museum schedules training for volunteers

CARSON CITY, Nevada – Nevada has a rich and storied history and the Nevada State Museum in Carson City is looking for volunteers who not only love the state’s history, but who want to share it with museum visitors of all ages as tour guides. The museum will be holding a two-day spring volunteer tour […]

Nevada State Museum exhibit features gifts from Korea

  CARSON CITY, Nevada – The 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea inspired curators at the Nevada State Museum to think about some of the interesting Korean artifacts in the museum’s collections – and how they came to be here.  A selection of those artifacts are on display in the museum’s Nevada Stories Gallery.  The […]

Victorian fashion and dress reform topic of museum lecture

CARSON CITY, Nevada – As settlers found their way west in the 1800s, so, too, did much of the fashion of the time, including the beautiful and elaborate gowns of the Victorian era. Modern-day observers see the clothing and can’t help but wonder ”Why did  they dress like that?” Jan Loverin, curator of clothing and […]