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.

Dr. Josh Bonde chosen to head Nevada State Museum

The Nevada Division of Museums and History is pleased to announce that Josh Bonde, Ph.D., has been selected to serve as director of the Nevada State Museum in Carson City. Dr. Bonde starts his new role on July 11, 2022. He succeeds Myron Freedman, the museum director since 2017 and now the administrator of the […]

Museums and History Board Finance Committee Meeting June 22, 2022

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING AND AGENDA Agenda located here: BMH Finance Committee Agenda June 22, 2022 Nevada Board of Museums and History Finance Committee Meeting Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at 4 p.m. via Zoom Meeting:

Juneteenth Celebration

Nevada State Museum Celebrating Juneteenth, Sunday June 19th   CARSON CITY, Nev. — To celebrate Juneteenth, the oldest known tradition celebrating the end of slavery in the United States, the Nevada State Museum will offer free admission from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 19, 2022. Along with free admission we will also […]

May 2022: Angelo Monroy

Angelo Monroy is a Reno-based pianist, composer, educator, and a frequent collaborator of both For the Love of Jazz and Reno Jazz Orchestra. Born in Hong Kong to a musical family, his work is primarily inspired by and dedicated towards interpreting the Black American musical traditions that have continued to pervade his life thus far. Above all, he aims to help engage audiences and to break down socio-cultural barriers not only through his creative output, but also through his relentless pursuit of artistic and personal integrity.

May Curator’s Corner

Sharks have come a long way from the vilified man-eater portrayed in Jaws. Today, we realize that this top ocean predator helps ensure a healthy ecosystem. Some Pacific Island nations, such as Kiribati (pronounced Ki-ri-bas), recognize the importance of sharks and have created shark sanctuaries. Kiribati is located in the central Pacific Ocean, about 2,500 […]