Gifts of Healing:French Travel Posters 1945-1949 in the South Changing Gallery. Don't miss this heartwarming and inspiring story of compassion and caring bringing continents! Learn about the Merci Train and the beautiful items donated by French individuals expressing gratitude to Americans for gifts of food and clothing following World War II.
Coming Nevada Day,October 25, 2013, and continuing through 2014: Finding Fremont: Pathfinder of the Great Basin, in celebration of the 150th Anniversary of Nevada's Statehood. The Nevada State Museum will feature an important exhibition on the explorer John C. Fremont and his "lost" cannon. The exhibit is planned in partnership with the Deschutes County Historical Society, the US Forest Service, and the Bureau of Land Management.
Fremont cannon in Shevlin Park, near Bend, Oregon. This location was the campsite of the Fremont Expedition on the night of 12/4/1843. Photo courtesy of Loren Irving.
Nevada's Changing Earth Exhibit explores the state's geologic history from 1,750 million years ago to 40 million years ago. The story is told through the use of original illustrations together with rock specimens and field photographs, as well as a walk-through Devonian Sea.
Visit America's largest exhibited Columbian mammoth found in Nevada's Black Rock Desert, reconstructed in his death scene fight for life in a small, mud-glazed water hole.
Explore Under One Sky, a Native American exhibit from their perspective and in their own words. Find out when humans first occupied the Nevada portion of the Great Basin, the natural foods they collected and the skills they used for survival. See a reconstruction of a Great Basin cave containing evidence of past cultures and climate.
Be sure to see the USS Nevada Battleship silver service fashioned from 5,000 ounces (417 pounds troy weight) of silver from the deep shafts of the Tonopah mines and lined with gold from Goldfield.
Walk through a timeline of Nevada history. Take a tour of the famous underground mine. Meet some of Nevada's seldom seen creatures -- the Desert Bighorn, Desert Tortoise, Black Bear, Great Basin Rattlesnake, and Lahontan Cutthroat Trout. Just a few blocks south of the museum at Carson Street, you can go to the State Capitol.