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 […]

Carson museums team for Chinese New Year festivities

CARSON CITY, Nevada – The Nevada State Museum and the Northern Nevada Children’s Museum are teaming up for a community celebration of Chinese New Year on Saturday, Feb. 17. The event includes a parade on Carson Street, dancing and many fun and educational activities for youngsters. Festivities start at the Dema Guinn Concourse of the […]

Coin press demonstrations resume at Nevada State Museum

CARSON CITY, Nevada – After more than a year, visitors to the Nevada State Museum can watch the museum’s historic Coin Press No. 1 carry on a mission it started nearly 150 year ago in the very same building. The venerable press — which churned out millions of dollars in silver and gold coins during […]

Encore lecture tells plans for Stewart Indian School

CARSON CITY, Nevada – History enthusiasts who missed November’s sold out Frances Humphrey Lecture on the future of Stewart Indian School have a second chance this Saturday, Jan. 20, at the Nevada State Museum. Sherry Rupert, executive director of the Nevada Indian Commission, will give a brief history of the school and focus on future […]

Museum lecture tells future plans for Stewart Indian School

CARSON CITY, Nevada – When Stewart Indian School was established in 1890 on the outskirts of Carson City, it was one of the first 25 of hundreds of boarding schools set up around the nation with a mission to assimilate American Indian children into mainstream culture. The school was open for 90 years and saw […]

Nevada State Museum hosts Day of the Dead festivities

CARSON CITY, Nevada – The Nevada State Museum and Western Nevada College Latino Cohort have teamed to present an El Día de los Muertos, or, Day of the Dead, celebration with a reception Thursday evening and a full day of activities on Saturday in downtown Carson City. Museum admission is free Thursday, Nov. 2, for […]

Museum lecture to bring Parks Service founder to life

CARSON CITY, Nevada – A bronze plaque at Great Basin National Park in eastern Nevada memorializes Stephen T. Mather, the founder and first director of the National Park Service. The inscription reads: “He laid the foundation of the National Park Service, defining and establishing the policies under which its areas shall be developed and conserved […]