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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 […]

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 […]

Nevada State Museum to mint ‘Finding Fremont’ medallion

CARSON CITY, Nevada – History buffs and treasure hunters continue to search wide swaths of Nevada for remnants left behind by famed explorer John C. Fremont and his Corps of Topographical Engineers who traversed the region in 1843-44. Many still look for the “genuine” Fremont Cannon, a 12-pound mountain howitzer the expedition abandoned during the […]

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 […]

Museum extends coin press demonstrations through Labor Day

CARSON CITY, Nevada – Friday demonstrations of the Nevada State Museum’s historic Coin Press No. 1 have proven so popular this summer that museum officials are extending the program through Labor Day weekend in September. In previous months, the 148-year-old coin press – the first press used by the U.S. Branch Mint in Carson City […]