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Carson City museum to re-open Wednesday with pine tree presentation

CARSON CITY, Nevada — The Nevada State Museum, Carson City, will reopen Wednesday; visitors will be able to learn about pine trees during the Curator’s Corner presentations from 1 to 3 p.m. Additionally, the museum this Saturday will resume its weekly demonstrations of historic Coin Press No. 1, minting a special medallion honoring Nevada’s health […]

Carson City museum nets $4,625 for COVID relief, continues fundraiser

CARSON CITY, Nevada — The Nevada State Museum, Carson City, raised $4,625 for the COVID-19 Relief Fund during its Oct. 30 minting of special medallions on historic Coin Press No. 1, and will continue fundraising efforts through Dec. 31, 2020. Silver planchets (.999 fine silver blanks from which the medallions are made) are available at […]

Museum curator, bat rescuer to discuss the animals Nov. 4 in Carson City

CARSON CITY, Nevada — Nevada is home to 23 species of bats, some of which will be featured Wednesday, Nov. 4, at the Nevada State Museum, 600 N. Carson St. in Carson City. George Baumgardner, the museum’s curator of natural history, will offer short, repeating presentations on local bats from 1 to 3 p.m. for […]

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 […]