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 […]

Museum seeking Nevada Day volunteers

CARSON CITY, Nevada – The Nevada State Museum is seeking volunteers and history ambassadors for the Nevada Day celebration on Saturday, Oct. 28. Volunteers are needed between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. and volunteers are being asked to to work 2-hour shifts. Volunteers are needed to help with youth activities such as medallion rubbings, coloring […]

Carson museums team for a day of railroad history

CARSON CITY, Nevada – The Nevada State Museum and Nevada State Railroad Museum are teaming up for a day of history about one of the state’s most beloved artifacts and the rail line on which it operated. The 142-year-old Glenbrook locomotive – originally built to help transport lumber from the Tahoe Basin to the silver […]

State Capitol opens to the public on Saturdays

CARSON CITY, Nevada – Public access to Nevada’s State Capitol is being expanded to include Saturday hours. The 146-year-old silver-domed Capitol – the centerpiece of state government located in the heart of Carson City – will be open to the public on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., beginning Aug. 19. “The opening of […]

Who, who: Museum lecture is all about owls

CARSON CITY, Nevada – Nevadans might be surprised to know their state is home to nearly a dozen species of owl, including the great horned owl – the largest nocturnal bird of prey in the state. Owls occupy a variety of habitats throughout Nevada but are seldom seen by the public because much of their […]

History walks benefit Friends of Nevada State Museum

CARSON CITY, Nevada – A walking tour highlighting the homes of former Nevada governors is being offered on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month by the Friends of the Nevada State Museum. The 9 a.m. tour, which is open to individuals and groups, is scheduled for Tuesday, July 25, Aug. 8, Aug. 22, […]