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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 […]

‘Monster Fish’ subject of Nevada State Museum lecture

CARSON CITY, Nevada – When Zeb Hogan spreads his arms as wide as they’ll go and declares, “I caught a fish this big,” he isn’t telling you a whopper. He’s showing you his resume. Hogan, the University of Nevada Reno professor and star of the National Geographic television program “Monster Fish,” has spent the past […]

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 […]