Historic Coin Press to run July 4 in Carson City

CARSON CITY — Coin Press No. 1, which stamped coins at the Carson City Mint from 1870 to 1893, will operate from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 4 at the Nevada State Museum in Carson City. This will be the first time the museum has operated Coin Press No. 1 since it closed temporarily […]

Reopening Update

The Nevada State Museum in Carson City is now open.   MUSEUM and STORE HOURS Wednesday-Saturday, 8:30 am-4:30 pm Closed Sundays, Mondays & Tuesdays Holidays Closed: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day Coin Press will be operating Saturdays, 11:00am-3:00pm. Museum Store will open July 1.   Here’s what we ask of our patrons: […]

USS Nevada BB-36 Collection

The USS Nevada Collection at the Nevada State Museum, Carson City, holds many unique artifacts from multiple donors throughout the decades, including the iconic USS Nevada Silver Service on permanent display in the History Gallery. These artifacts and archives help tell the story of this battleship and the men who proudly served on her decks. […]

Museum lecture details women’s suffrage in Nevada

CARSON CITY, Nevada – Efforts to secure voting rights for Nevada women began as early as 1869 – just five years after statehood – but it wouldn’t be until 1914 that male voters passed the state’s women’s suffrage amendment. These actions coincided with national women’s suffrage efforts and issues and they are the subject of […]

Community celebrates 150th anniversary of Carson City Mint

CARSON CITY, Nevada – It is one thing to study history; it is another witness it. Visitors to the Nevada State Museum in Carson City on Tuesday will find themselves in history’s front row as the museum celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Carson City Mint. Just as it did 150 years earlier to the […]

Famed ‘Merci Train’ subject of museum medallion, lectures

CARSON CITY, Nevada – Seventy years ago, on Feb. 21, 1949, a train arrived in Reno carrying a slate-gray boxcar adorned with brightly colored heraldic shields and loaded with gifts from the people of France to the people of Nevada. Loaded aboard a special Virginia & Truckee Railroad flatcar, the historic WWI vintage French boxcar […]

Museum School Bus Program

Museums’ school transportation reimbursement program resumes CARSON CITY, Nevada – A pilot program from the 2017 Legislature designed to help Nevada schools cover the cost of transporting students to any of the seven state museums was successful enough in its first two years to emerge from the 2019 Legislature with at least two more years […]

Nevada State Museum joins in Smithsonian’s ‘Museum Day’

CARSON CITY, Nevada – The Nevada State Museum, Carson City will open its doors for free to all Museum Day ticketholders this Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019 as part of Smithsonian magazine’s 15th annual Museum Day. Museum Day is a national celebration of boundless curiosity in which participating museums emulate the free admission policy at the […]

Nevada State Museum offers new volunteer training

CARSON CITY, Nevada – 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. The museum is recruiting for volunteers, who will get a multi-day in-depth jaunt through the museum, through Battle Born Hall at the Nevada State Capitol […]