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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 […]

Reopening Update

The Nevada State Museum in Carson City is now open. The Nevada State Museum in Carson City is now open. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By visiting the Nevada State Museums you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. By purchasing a […]

Museum lecture details women’s suffrage in Nevada

CARSON CITY, Nevada – Efforts to secure voting rights for Nevada women began as early as 1869 – just five years after statehood – but it wouldn’t be until 1914 that male voters passed the state’s women’s suffrage amendment. These actions coincided with national women’s suffrage efforts and issues and they are the subject of […]

Community celebrates 150th anniversary of Carson City Mint

CARSON CITY, Nevada – It is one thing to study history; it is another witness it. Visitors to the Nevada State Museum in Carson City on Tuesday will find themselves in history’s front row as the museum celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Carson City Mint. Just as it did 150 years earlier to the […]

Museum School Bus Program

Museums’ school transportation reimbursement program resumes CARSON CITY, Nevada – A pilot program from the 2017 Legislature designed to help Nevada schools cover the cost of transporting students to any of the seven state museums was successful enough in its first two years to emerge from the 2019 Legislature with at least two more years […]

Nevada State Museum joins in Smithsonian’s ‘Museum Day’

CARSON CITY, Nevada – The Nevada State Museum, Carson City will open its doors for free to all Museum Day ticketholders this Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019 as part of Smithsonian magazine’s 15th annual Museum Day. Museum Day is a national celebration of boundless curiosity in which participating museums emulate the free admission policy at the […]