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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: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84709558468?pwd=MjBwcUVRL1NXVFRXK3B4b2wwZGtxUT09

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Nevada Capitol turns 150; museum to mint special medallion May 18 in Carson City

May 19, 2021 update: The Capitol Medallion will be minted from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays throughout the summer, or until all 2,000 medallions in this limited series are minted.  CARSON CITY, Nevada — The Nevada State Museum, Carson City, will activate historical Coin Press No. 1 from 1 to 7 p.m. May 18 […]