Volunteers needed, September training offered at Nevada State Museum, Carson CIty

Training for anyone interested in becoming a tour guide for the Nevada State Museum, Carson City is Sept. 15, 16, 22 and 23. Volunteers make friends and meet people from around the world as they share the story of Nevada’s history and collections. Guides should be willing to volunteer at least a few hours per month to give tours for school-aged children and adults too.

The fall training event features fun and education, where guides will learn about boarding houses of Basque immigrants, Pine Nut harvests, ancient fossils and the U.S. Mint. During the training, volunteers are invited to a Fort Churchill and Buckland Station tour and picnic lunch. Another outing provides a guided tour of the former Stewart Indian School.

Training is from 9 a.m. to 3:30 or 4:00 p.m. each day. Advance registration is required by Friday, Sept. 11. Both training and materials are free. Guests are invited to bring a dish to potlucks held on the Tuesday training dates. The museum is at 600 N. Carson Street. Contact Deborah Stevenson: dstevenson@nevadaculture.org or (775) 687-4810, ext. 237.