March Curator’s Corner

March is Women’s History Month and while we recognize many different fashionable eras of dress, this year, we are going to take a close look beneath it all…what undergarments did 19th century fashionable dressed women wear under their crinoline, bustle or petticoats?  Sometimes called knickers, drawers or pantalettes/pantaloons, these undies have many variations.

March 2022: David Gamble Jr.

David Gamble Jr. lives in Reno with his wife and two children. David has performed stand-up comedy for 7 years, and is also a writer with a focus on social and criminal justice. An attorney by training, Gamble worked as a Washoe County public defender for the last six years prior to joining Northern Nevada HOPES community clinic where he currently serves as general counsel.

New Tour Guide Training Scheduled for March 2022

CARSON CITY, Nev. — Do you love Nevada history, and, more importantly, do you love sharing that knowledge with others? If so, the Nevada State Museum has a perfect opportunity for you. The museum is recruiting for volunteers to help share Nevada’s natural and cultural heritage. Participants will get a multi-day in-depth jaunt through the […]

Coin press to mint John Frémont medallions starting Jan. 8 in Carson City

CARSON CITY, Nev. — Historical Coin Press No. 1 at the Nevada State Museum, Carson City, will resume demonstrations Jan. 8, 2022, with the minting of a commemorative medallion honoring Western explorer John C. Frémont. Coin Press No. 1 was in operation in the late 19th century at the Carson City Mint. Today, the old […]

November Curator’s Corner

His headdress is adorned with Golden Eagle feathers; he sports a beaded buckskin vest; and his face is decorated with white paint. Captain Hank Pete stands proudly against the northern Nevada sky, clasping a rattle in one hand and a walking stick in the other. Captain Hank Pete “last of the Washoe Indian Chiefs” (Lake […]

November 2021: Theo Tso

Born on the Las Vegas Paiute Indian Colony, Theo Tso grew up reading comics — and noticing the lack of Native American superheros. That led the talented artist to create Captain Paiute, an elemental superhero with powers over water who protects reservations in the American Southwest.

Carson City museum celebrates Dia de Los Muertos with events Nov. 5 and 6

CARSON CITY, Nev. — The Nevada State Museum, Carson City, invites the public to celebrate the traditional Mexican holiday of Dia de Los Muertos Nov. 5 and 6 at the museum. An altar presentation will run from 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 5, and will include music and traditional refreshments. Festivities continue on Nov. 6, […]

Carson City museum observes 80th birthday with Oct. 28 history lecture

CARSON CITY, Nevada — The Nevada State Museum, Carson City, will mark its 80th anniversary Oct. 28 at a lecture exploring the institution’s past. The arrival of notable collections, expansion of facilities, installation of exhibits and honors received all will be explored in the talk offered from 6:30 to 8 p.m., both in-person and online. […]

September 2021: Luis Varela-Rico

Las Vegas artist Luis Valera-Rico draws on his artistic vision, technological knowledge and metal-working skill to create sculptures that reflect his Mexican heritage as well as Japanese, Meso-America and Native American culture.

September Curator’s Corner

Jacques Fath and the LBD The color black has long been associated with mourning, religious, academic, legal, and ceremonial dress. But within the last 100 years, black has become a woman’s classic fashion choice. “The Little Black Dress” has saved many of us from the dilemma – “What to wear?”