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Mint 150 anniversary celebration continues with Oct. 3 event in Carson City

CARSON CITY, Nevada — The year-long sesquicentennial celebration of the Carson City Mint continues with a special minting from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Nevada State Museum, 600 N. Carson Street. Historic Coin Press No. 1 will reprise minting a unique medallion commemorating the Mint’s 150th anniversary and its first superintendent, […]

Learn about the region’s snakes Sept. 30 in Carson City

CARSON CITY, Nevada — Learn about the snakes of northwestern Nevada Wednesday (Sept. 30) at the Nevada State Museum, 600 N. Carson St. in Carson City. George Baumgardner, curator of natural history, will offer brief demonstrations starting at 1 p.m. and repeated until 3 p.m. on Wednesday for visitors passing through the museum’s demonstration gallery. […]

Rare basket with ties to Geronimo to be exhibited Sept. 23 in Carson City

CARSON CITY, Nevada — A Mescalero Apache basket with a provenance to Native American leader Goyahkla, also known as Geronimo, will be discussed from 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 23 at the Nevada State Museum in Carson City. The museum’s curator/tribal liaison in anthropology, Anna Camp, will be exhibiting the artifact in the museum’s demonstration […]

Coin Press No. 1 will stamp Pony Express medallions on Sept. 19

Coin Press No. 1 will be stamping medallions honoring the Pony Express from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 19 at the museum. The Pony Express, in operation from April 1860 to October 1861, used horse-mounted rider to deliver mail and newspapers between Missouri and California, with the the route cutting through the center of […]

Pony Express honored with special medallion on Sept. 5 in Carson City

CARSON CITY, Nevada — A special medallion honoring the Old West Pony Express mail route will be stamped on historical Coin Press No. 1 Sept. 5 at the Nevada State Museum in Carson City. Medallions will be minted from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Pony Express, in operation from April 1860 to October 1861, […]

Coin Press No. 1 to print special medallion Aug. 22

            Special medallions commemorating the historical Coach 17 train car will be minted on Coin Press No. 1 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 22 at the Nevada State Museum, Carson City. Coach 17 is the rail car that was present at Promontory Summit, Utah, in 1869, when the […]

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 […]