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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]