Museum Events

POSTPONED – Frances Humphrey Lecture Series “Hair, Makeup and Me” by Jan Loverin

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. THE NEVADA STATE MUSEUM APOLOGIZES FOR THE INCONVENIENCE. WE WILL RESCHEDULE THIS LECTURE AT A LATER DATE AND TIME. Putting on your face, or applying makeup, is an activity most women and some men do daily. Nevada State Museum Clothing and Textiles Curator Jan Loverin explores a brief history of […]

Family Fun Saturday: Beastly Encounters

Make a bookmark or card with animal track designs or an animal mask to take home. Learn about wild animal diversity in Nevada. Discover the difference between herbivores, carnivores, and omnivores. Find out what can be learned from animal tracks and scat.  No reservations needed; take your time and enjoy a variety of activities in both […]

Frances Humphrey Lecture Series “Dinosaurs and other Mesozoic Animals who Roamed the Silver State” by Joshua Bonde, Ph.D.

Nevada isn’t the first state a person thinks of when daydreaming about dinosaurs. Oftentimes, we think of places like Montana, Wyoming, or Utah, which have had rich dinosaur discoveries for many years. Nevada’s dinosaur story is more recent. Over the past 20 years, a multi-institution team, including the Nevada State Museum, has been diligently working […]

Frances Humphrey Lecture Series “The Frémont Cannon Resurfaces” by Gene Hattori, Ph.D.

The Nevada State Museum’s Frémont Cannon has been missing for seven years now but is back on display. The cannon left the museum with the Finding Frémont exhibition in 2015 and traveled to four Frémont’s “Lost” Cannon (The “real” one?) other museums in Oregon and Nevada. Curator Gene Hattori welcome’s the cannon’s return with a […]

Silver State Speakeasy Fundraiser

The Friends of Nevada State Museum presents an evening of music, dinner, and prizes with a roaring 20s theme to benefit the Nevada State Museum, Carson City! Tickets on sale now.
entrance to sutro tunnel

Frances Humphrey Lecture Series: “Past, Present & Future of the Sutro Tunnel”

Proposed in 1860 by Prussian mining engineer Adolph Sutro as a means to prevent flooding in mines and to mine even deeper within Nevada’s high desert terrain, the Sutro Tunnel is a 3.88 mile drainage tunnel originating in Dayton, Nevada and connecting with the Comstock Lode in Virginia City. After spending almost 20 years in […]

Frances Humphrey Lecture Series “On the Trail of the Jackalope” by Michael Branch

Perhaps you think jackalopes are just the stuff of legends—curio items you might spot on the wall of a novelty taxidermist. Well, there’s more to this cottontail than meets the eye, as Michael P. Branch explores in his new book, On the Trail of the Jackalope: How a Legend Captured the World’s Imagination and Helped […]