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Reopening Update

Across the state, the Nevada’s State Museums are preparing to welcome visitors to come experience the stories and artifacts of one of the most extraordinary states in the country. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By visiting the Nevada State Museums you voluntarily assume all […]

Finance Committee Board Meeting – May 19, 2020

Notice of Public Meeting & Agenda Board of Museums and History Tuesday, May 19, 2020, 10:00am Meeting Location: Teleconference Due to COVID-19 pandemic there is no physical location for the meeting. Join the meeting via Teleconference. Download the Agenda for full details, including call-in information: BMH Finance Committee AGENDA May 19, 2020 Final

Community celebrates 150th anniversary of Carson City Mint

CARSON CITY, Nevada – It is one thing to study history; it is another witness it. Visitors to the Nevada State Museum in Carson City on Tuesday will find themselves in history’s front row as the museum celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Carson City Mint. Just as it did 150 years earlier to the […]

Railroad museum offers ‘Pajama Train’ for kids with health concerns

CARSON CITY, Nevada – The holiday season generally doesn’t lack in opportunities for children to have fun, with numerous special events and activities open to all. For children who are battling cancer or those with compromised immune systems, those opportunities aren’t nearly as great. The Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City wanted to make […]

Lecture tells of Carson City Mint’s architect and architecture

CARSON CITY, Nevada – The U.S. Mint Building in Carson City is one of the city’s most recognizable, enduring and beloved structures. Those adjectives likely would not apply to Alfred B. Mullett, the man who designed the building, now home to the Nevada State Museum, 150 years ago – especially “beloved.” From 1866 to 1874, […]

Santa Train steams up for 35th year at railroad museum

CARSON CITY, Nevada – The Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City launches its 35th year of Santa Train the weekend of Dec. 7 and tickets are available online and at the museum’s depot now. The Santa Trains will be running every 30 minutes the weekends of Dec. 7, Dec. 14 and Dec. 21 between […]

Las Vegas Lineup photo exhibit takes on ‘Swinging ‘60s’

LAS VEGAS, Nevada – The collaboration between the Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas and the Las Vegas News Bureau to seek the public’s help in identifying the subjects of vintage photographs in an exhibit called “Las Vegas Lineup” not only proved successful with more than 100,000 people viewing the exhibit, it garnered national awards from […]