Railroad Museum, Carson City Installs New Permanent Exhibits PDF Print

April 14, 2011

First Major Renovation of Facility Since 1990

Railroad_Museum_Lifecast_webThe Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City will begin installing new, permanent exhibits that will interpret the contribution of railroads to the history of Nevada and transform the museum’s interior. This installation is the first major, permanent renovation to the museum’s Jacobsen Interpretive Center since opened in April 1990, 21 years ago this month.

WHEN:          By appointment on April 14, 15, 16 and 18, the media is invited to see the installation   
                       process. Call Teresa Moiola at 775-687-8323.
                               
WHERE:         Nevada State Railroad Museum, 2180 South Carson Street, Carson City


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• Professional exhibit designers and fabricators Taylor Studios from Rantoul, Ill. will be on site installing the new exhibits including interactive and audiovisual components. Taylor Studios is widely recognized for excellence in exhibit design and last year won two National Association for Interpretation awards.

• The new exhibits feature railroad equipment and historical objects owned by the State of Nevada, including the locomotive Inyo, built in 1875 for the Virginia & Truckee Railroad; 110 historical photographs, many of them dating back to 1868; and more than 100 full-color illustrations and three-dimensional models, many of them made specifically for these exhibits.

• Funding for these exhibits was allocated by the U.S. Department of Transportation under its grant program for the betterment of transportation museums.

• Included will be several historical objects that have never before been on display at the Nevada State Railroad Museum.

The Nevada State Railroad Museum is one of seven managed by the State Division of Museums and History, an agency of the Nevada Department of Cultural Affairs. The Department serves Nevada’s citizens and visitors through cultural and information management, presentation and promotion of cultural resources, and education. The Department also includes the State Office of Historic Preservation, Nevada State Library and Archives, and Nevada Arts Council. For more information, visit the department’s website at www.NevadaCulture.org.

April 14, 2011
Contact: Frank Ackerman 775-687-6953