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Don't miss these important events:
Finding Frémont: Pathfinder of the West exhibit, coming January 29, 2014:
FRANCES HUMPHREY LECTURE SERIES
No lecture in December; enjoy the holiday season! The theme for 2014 is exploration!
January 23: 6:30 - 8 pm, The Nevada Discovery Ride: Pioneering in the Modern Age by Samantha Szesciorka, Assistant Curator of the Wilbur D. May Museum.
Experience the hidden beauty of the Silver State, following Samantha’s 450 mile backcountry journey on horseback, battling wild terrain, wild weather, and wild animals. An avid equestrian with nearly 20 years experience, Samantha is an associate member of the Long Riders’ Guild. Doors open at 6 pm; early arrival recommended.
February 27: 630 - 7:30 pm: John C. Frémont and the Great American Reconnaissance: Defining the American West by Paul Pace. Learn about John C. Frémont's navigational methods and instruments, especially those used in his 1843-44 expedition into Nevada. Discover maps and reports of this well-known explorer known as The Pathfinder. Welcome land surveyors! Early arrival recommended; doors open at 6 pm.
Sneak preview of upcoming 2014 lectures (subject to change):
March 27: Comets by Robert Collier, Director of Davis Observatory, Western Nevada College
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.
COIN PRESS NO. 1 DEMONSTRATION
See 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.
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