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April 2021: Resident Artist Program in Silver City

“There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.” With the transition of seasons, and Spring in the air, this quote by architect Buckminster Fuller comes to mind poetically referencing the nature of change.  In Carson City, trees have begun to bloom, people are slowly embracing the warmer weather, […]

April Curator’s Corner

Two thousand twenty-one marks the sesquicentennial of the Nevada State Capitol . San Francisco architect, Joseph Gosling, designed this building with classic Greek elements, characterized by pediments and columns, softened with Italianate touches, such as rounded window arches, and its most distinctive feature, a cupola making it Carson City’s tallest building at its first centennial. […]

Numismatists: Book signing, medallion minting set for April 17 in Carson City

CARSON CITY, Nevada — Rusty Goe, author of “The Confident Carson City Coin Collector,” will sign copies of his newly published three-volume set from 11 to 2:30 p.m. April 17 at the Nevada State Museum, Carson City. Concurrently, the museum’s historical Coin Press No. 1 will be minting a special Abe Curry medallion. Numismatic history […]

National Coin Week at the Nevada State Museum

On Saturday April 24, from 10AM-3PM, the Reno Coin Club will be at the Nevada State Museum to Celebrate National Coin Week’s Money, Big & Bold commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Morgan and Peace dollars and the 50th anniversary of the Eisenhower dollar. Eisenhower dollars will be available in limited quantities for $1! We […]

Carson City founder remembered with minting of special medallion April 10

CARSON CITY, Nevada — Abe Curry, who served as the first superintendent of the Carson City Mint, will be remembered with the minting of a special medallion April 10 at the Nevada State Museum, Carson City. Curry first arrived in the area that would become Carson City in 1858; he purchased land with three other […]

Carson City museum features women’s history, Coin Press No. 1 in March

CARSON CITY, Nevada — The Nevada State Museum, Carson City, showcases women’s history in March by featuring work by the Wild Women Artists group through the museum’s online “The First Lady Presents…” program. The museum’s historic Coin Press No. 1 also will be minting a special medallion honoring the Transcontinental Railroad from 11 a.m. to […]

March 2021: Wild Women Artists

During March, it is my pleasure to share Women’s History Month with you in celebrating and honoring generations of brave, thought pioneers whose advocacy for women’s rights have justly shaped our lives and values. The long march towards women’s equality stretches back as far as the New York Seneca Falls Convention of 1848, which advanced […]

March Curator’s Corner

March is Women’s History Month. This year, due to the pandemic and the cancellation of many events, the National Women’s History Alliance is continuing its last theme, “Valiant Women of the Vote,” by adding the phrase, “Refusing to be Silenced.” This will allow many women’s history centennial events to continue into 2021.

Coin Press No. 1 mints medallion honoring the Transcontinental Railroad on Feb. 27

The old Carson City Mint inside the Nevada State Museum, Carson City, will mint a special medallion commemorating the Transcontinental Railroad from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 27. The Transcontinental Railroad linked the United States from east to west and was completed in 1869 in Promontory, Utah. The special medallion honors that historical moment […]

Coin press demos, state prison talk and more in February at Carson City museum

CARSON CITY, Nevada — Demonstrations of historical Coin Press No. 1 and a virtual lecture on the history of the Nevada State Prison are scheduled in February at the Nevada State Museum, Carson City. The museum also continues its ongoing program “The First Lady presents…” featuring Nevada first lady Kathy Sisolak showcasing a Nevada artist […]