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Nevada State Museum exhibit features World War I technology

CARSON CITY, Nevada – When American troops hit the battlefields of Europe 100 years ago, they had to learn how to fight a new kind of war. From trench warfare to technical advances in weaponry, this was much different fighting than Americans had experienced before. On Saturday, July 14, visitors to the Nevada State Museum […]

Summer Solstice book signing features women authors

CARSON CITY, Nevada – The Nevada State Museum is celebrating the Summer Solstice with a book signing featuring a dozen female authors with books on Nevada history. The event is Saturday, June 23, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Dema Guinn Concourse at the Nevada State Museum in Carson City, 600 N. Carson […]

Laxalt family patriarch subject of museum lecture

CARSON CITY, Nevada – The Laxalt family name has been well known in Nevada for more than 70 years — much of that attributable to Paul Laxalt, the former Nevada governor and U.S. Senator and his late brother, Robert, the celebrated Nevada author. But their family’s foundation goes back a generation to their father, Dominique […]

Navy’s Woodwind Quintet to perform at Nevada State Museum

CARSON CITY, Nevada – In recognition of Navy Week, the Nevada State Museum Carson City will be open to the public for free all day on Tuesday, June 19 as its hosts the U.S. Navy Band Southwest Woodwind Quintet in a special performance from 2 to 3 p.m. Museum visitors will also have the opportunity […]

Celebrate World Doll Day at Nevada State Museum

CARSON CITY, Nevada – If you’ve always wanted to have your photo taken with a giant doll, set aside some time on Saturday. The Nevada State Museum and the Carson Doll Club are teaming up Saturday, June 9, with exhibits and hands-on activities for all ages in celebration of World Doll Day. That includes an […]

Anthropologist Anna Camp joins staff of Nevada State Museum

CARSON CITY, Nevada – Anna Camp’s lifelong interest in Native American culture started when she was 7 and had a “museum day” with her second-grade class from Quincy Elementary School. The field trip for the Plumas County, California youngsters started with a drive Carson City and the Nevada State Museum before heading for California’s capital […]

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 […]