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May 23, 2011

Enjoy a ride aboard historic Virginia & Truckee Railroad equipment during the Nevada State Railroad Museum’s annual Memorial Day Steam-Up. The Train runs every 40 minutes from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Saturday, May 28 through Monday, May 30, 2011.

Memorial Day Steam-Up
Saturday, May 28; Sunday, May 29; Mon., May 30, 2011
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Nevada State Railroad Museum
South Carson Street (U.S. 395) at Fairview Drive
Carson City
(775) 687-6953
www.nevadaculture.org

Plan to see the museum’s new, permanent exhibits that show how railroads contributed to the history of Nevada. “This is the first major renovation to the museum’s Jacobsen Interpretive Center since it opened 21 years ago,” said Frank Ackerman, Curator of Education. The exhibits feature several historical objects never exhibited before at the Nevada State Railroad Museum.

A combination museum admission/train fare will be collected for each person upon arrival. Fees are: $3 for ages 6 through 11
    $5 for ages 12 through 17
    $10 for adults.

The Nevada State Railroad Museum operates steam-ups with historic Virginia & Truckee Railroad equipment on selected weekends throughout the year.  Open Friday through Monday from 8:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., the museum is located on Route 395 at the south end of Carson City at the intersection of Fairview Drive.  A yellow train station and red water tank at the entrance to the museum grounds are landmarks.  For more information, please call (775) 687-6953.

The Nevada State Railroad Museum is one of seven museums 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 Historic Preservation Office, Nevada State Library and Archives and the Nevada Arts Council.  For more information, please call (775) 687-8323 or visit the department’s website at www.NevadaCulture.org.

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.

May 23, 2011
Contact: Frank Ackerman 775-687-6953
              Lara Mather  (775)687-6953 ext. 233