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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

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Register now for the  John C. Frémont Symposium, July 25-26--a gathering of top Frémont scholars and authors from around the world, offering lectures and a panel discussion at the museum with closing dinner and entertainment in the Nevada Room at the Governor's Mansion. Registration fee: $100 (payable to the Nevada State Museum) includes morning refreshments, Friday lunch, and Saturday dinner at the Governor's Mansion; for guests who wish to attend only the Saturday night dinner, the cost is $40. Hurry! Registration has been extended to July 11. Click here for the registration form. Click here for the program agenda.  

Click here to see the Friday symposium lunch menu. Click here to view the Saturday symposium dinner menu.

Send check and registration form ASAP to Attention: Deborah Stevenson, Nevada State Museum, 600 N. Carson Street, Carson City, NV 89701. Questions? Contact Gene Hattori: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Deborah Stevenson: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Here are a few abstracts for a sneak preview of what to expect at the symposium:

Andrew Menard will speak on Frémont and the Art of Seeing.
Richard V. Francaviglia will present John C. Frémont: The Story Behind -- and Beyond -- The Maps.
Colonel Paul Rosewitz, U.S. Army, will present 
Lieutenant Fremont’s Howitzer…“of the kind invented by the French…”   
Paul Pace is a professional land surveyor and member of the Fremont Howitzer Recovery Team. He will present Frémont and Preuss: Navigating into the Unknown.

 

 

 


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):

alastairstan2July 24, 6:30 - 7:30 pm. Frémont: Finding the Path, one person theatrical presentation of Frémont after his famous 2nd Expedition drawn from field reports and personal reflections by actor Alastair Morley Jaques. Early arrival recommended. 

Alastair studied theater arts and American Literature at the University of Oregon and the Evergreen State College. He has appeared all along the west coast in a variety of roles, Shakespearean and contemporary, as well as lending his vocal talents to a number of commercials and audio book narrations. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

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TonyargentosmAugust 28, 6:30 - 7:30 pm. Cowboy Poetry: "The Pride 'N' Spirit O' Nevada" by Tony Argento, a member of the Fremont Howitzer Recovery Team.

Tony calls his style o’ recitin’ "Tuned up and Twisted." Once you see him perform, you’ll know why. A common statement heard from the audience is, "He’s quite animated." He does voice animation an’ vocal sound effects an’ makes good use o’ props. His love o’ cowboy poetry is contagious, especially to his audience.

According to Argento, cowboy poetry has been ‘round since the years followin’ the Civil War. It’s unique form continues to show the cowboy an’ the American West is alive with stories o’ elevated humor, patriotism, serious an’ solemn verse. It’s a great source o’ entertainment for the entire family.

 

September 25: The Wilderness Act and Great Basin National Park by Marge Sill and USFS. This program celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. 

October 23: Frémont's Lost and Found: Historic Artifacts from John C. Frémont's 1843-44 Return Route though Oregon Country and Alta California by Gene Hattori, PhD., NSM Curator of Anthropology

November 27: The Mysterious Snow Plant by Pat King, botanist, naturalist, hiker, and devoted NSM museum volunteer. 

December: no lecture 

COIN SHOW

August 22-23: Carson City Mint Coin Show & Fair; coin show at the Carson Nugget and education fair at the museum. Raffle tickets now on sale for the Grand Prize custom, one-of-a-kind knife ($1000 value) donated by John and Becky Etten and designed by Master Navajo Silversmith David Yellowhorse for the Carson City Mint Coin Show and Fair. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5--available at the admissions desk or by mail (minimum $10 order). Contact Deborah: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 775-687-4810, ext. 237. Read more here.

Kid's activities include exploring Grandma's Trunk, a Treasure Chest of foreign coins, rocks and minerals, mine tours, square-set timbering, and gold panning.

 

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FAMILY FUN SATURDAYS 

Make a craft or do science in the Discovery Lab. Each actitity lasts 30 minutes. Contact  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 775-687-4810, ext. 237 to confirm as topics may change.

July 12, 10 am - 3 pm:  Water in Nevada, 10 am -3:00 pm, ages 8 and up

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 training September 16-17 and 23-24, 2014. Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  to register. Click here for a flier.

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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