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New Curator of Education Hired

The Nevada State Museum in Carson City has hired Julien Pellegrini as Curator of Education. This position is responsible for creating and managing educational programs and events. “The Nevada State Museum could not be happier with Julien as the incoming Curator of Education,” says Dr. Josh Bonde, Nevada State Museum Director. “He knows the state, […]

Annual Chinese New Year Celebration at Nevada State Museum

Large Cultural Event Includes a Procession Through Carson City’s Downtown Corridor The Nevada State Museum, Carson City, and the Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada will host a Chinese New Year Celebration starting at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 21, the Lunar New Year. Festivities begin in the Nevada State Museum, Carson City with crafts and […]

Friends of Nevada State Museum Is Seeking New Volunteers

From Baskets to Butterflies, Volunteer Learn about all Facets of Nevada History and Wildlife!  The Friends of Nevada State Museum is recruiting new volunteers to serve in a variety of activities at the Museum. Volunteers work with staff on special events, docent tours, materials, and related activities. Volunteers learn about a wide variety of topics […]

November 2022: Jason Nious & Molodi

This Las Vegas-based group pushes the boundaries of stepping through a unique blend of body percussion, gumboots, beatbox, poetry, hip hop dance, immersive storytelling, and robust personalities - to bring to life a high-energy percussive experience.

November Curator’s Corner

Each November, UNR and UNLV football teams play for the right to host the famed Frémont Cannon and paint its carriage in their school colors. But the real Frémont Cannon is a fabled archaeological treasure with a legend reaching farther back in time than Nevada’s storied intrastate football rivalry.

September Curator’s Corner

This exquisitely made basket appears practically perfect at first glance, but, if you look closely, your eye is drawn to a small imperfection near the rim. This basket’s significance to us is increased by the story behind the flaw uncovered by Sue Ann Monteleone, our former Museum Registrar. Emma Jim Murphy, Mono Lake Northern Paiute, […]
desert scorpion

July Curator’s Corner

While many people think Nevada deserts are lifeless wastelands, these areas have a diverse array of wildlife uniquely adapted to such environments. Did you know that Nevada deserts are home to 3-inch-long scorpions, bats that eat scorpions, owls that nest in the ground, large hairy spiders, and rodents that rarely drink water?

July 2022: Melissa Melero-Moose

Melissa Melero-Moose is a Hungry Valley, Nevada-based artist and a member of the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe. She is the founder of the Great Basin Native Artists (GBNA) art collective and gallery curator for the Great Basin Native Artists Gallery at the Stewart Indian School Cultural Center and Museum. Her work is a part of permanent collections at museums around the country.