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CALENDAR OF EVENTS 

Please click on the link above to view the most recent three-month calendar. Programs and exhibits are subject to changes or cancelation. If you have questions about any program or event, contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 775/687-4810, ext. 237. 

To view our new 2014 summer full-color newsletter, click on the image below:

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Finding Frémont: Pathfinder of the West exhibit is on display through spring 2015

Who was John C. Frémont? To some he was a villain, yet others see him as a hero and pioneer of Manifest Destiny who opened the West to settlement. Discover the legendary figure and discern his character for yourself by exploring the Nevada State Museum’s sesquicentennial exhibit, Finding Frémont: Pathfinder of the West.  For more information, contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

FRANCES HUMPHREY LECTURE SERIES

Our Frances Humphrey Lecture Series at the Nevada State Museum is the fourth Thursday of the month from 6:30 - 7:30 pm (ending at 8 pm for book signings or programs with artifact viewing); doors open at 6 pm for exhibit viewing in the main building.  MUSEUM MEMBERS AND CHILDREN 17 AND UNDER ARE FREE; Non-Member Admission: $8 per adult. Location: 600 N. Carson Street, Carson City. Contact Deborah Stevenson: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or  775-687-4810, ext. 237.

The theme for 2014 is exploration! Scroll down for a preview of upcoming 2014 lectures and special events (subject to change):

snowplantsmNovember 20, 6:30 - 7:30 pm: The Mysterious Snow Plant by Pat King, botanist, naturalist, hiker, and co-author of Funky Fungi: Spores and More, part of the museum's Explorations for Young Naturalists Program. The explorer John C. Frémont collected the Snow Plant during his 1843-44 expedition through Nevada. Locals have seen in at Spooner Summit and other parts of the Sierras in the spring. It is called Snow Plant because it often comes up when there is still snow on the ground. 

December: no lecture 

 

 

 

 

 


FAMILY FUN SATURDAYS 

 

November 8, 10 am - 4 pm: El Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. Families can enjoy a safe, fun way to honor loved ones who have passed away; crafts for all ages, dances, songs, displays, face-painting, and lecture. No reservations needed. 

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December 13, 10 am - 3 pm: Pines are Fine. Make a  pine needle angel to decorate your holiday tree. Learn how to tell a pine from a fir or spruce. Discover your state trees, with a special emphasis on the pinyon pine. Find out what kinds of animals eat pine nuts and how American Indians gathered, stored, and processed nuts for food. No reservations needed. 

For more information, contact  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 775-687-4810, ext. 237 to learn about these programs or upcoming events.

 

 

 

TOUR GUIDE TRAINING

Ready, Set, Go Volunteer at the Nevada State Museum!

Volunteer Woody Davis says, "Are you retired?  Are you bored? Do you need to get out of the house? Then give something back to the community. The rewards are great!" Making new friends and stimulating your brain cells are just a few of the perks; guides feel a part of something special--the Nevada State Museum team. 

Next: 2015 Winter Tour Guide Training, February 10-11 and 17-18

For more information, contact Deborah Stevenson: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 775/687-4810, ext 237

COIN PRESS NO. 1 DEMONSTRATION

coinpressno1See Coin Press No. 1, the original press from the Carson City Mint, in action the last Friday of every month. Volunteer and "Chief Coiner" Ken Hopple runs the press with Curator of History Bob Nylen. The press mints commemorative medallions in .999 fine silver with the famous "CC" Mint Mark on the reverse. 

Nylen and Hopple run the press on the last Friday from 10:30 am - noon and again from 1:00 - 3:00 pm. Advanced reservations are not needed to see the press and learn about its history.

The Carson City Mint operated from 1870-1893. Coin Press No. 1 was the first press to arrive; later it operated with three presses.

Medallions can be purchased at the press or in the Museum Store. For more information, contact Bob Nylen: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 775-687-4810, ext. 245.

 

 

 

 

BEHIND THE SCENES

NSM offers Behind the Scenes Tours in Natural History with Curator, Dr. George Baumgardner, at 10 am and 1:30 pm the last Friday of every month, featuring Plants and Animals of Nevada.  Limited to 6 persons per tour.  Advanced registration required.  Contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to sign up. 

 

Something new!  You know you can request a Behind-the Scenes Tour of the Merci Train Project and the exhibit, Gifts of Healing  by contacting Sue Ann Monteleone, Museum Registrar at 775/687-4810, ext. 240 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

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