Museum Events

State Capitol Sesquicentennial Medallion Release

The Nevada State Museum is striking a new medallion to commemorate our beautiful state Capitol building during its sesquicentennial year. The image on the medallion is modeled after one of the earliest images of the completed building. The building, designed by San Francisco architect Joseph Gosling, opened in 1871. All three branches of state government […]
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Historic Coin Press No. 1 Demonstrations

Starting Saturday, April 10th we will be minting a special medallion that features Abraham Curry, the founder of Carson City and first superintendent of the Mint when it opened on Jan. 6, 1870. The coin press is the only one of its kind in existence that is still operational in its original building (the Nevada […]

National Coin Week Display

On Saturday, April 24th we welcome the Reno Coin Club 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. The Reno Coin Club display will be open free to the public. This event includes giveaways and coins […]
medallion abraham curry

Historic Coin Press No. 1 Demonstrations

Starting Saturday, April 10th we will be minting a special medallion that features Abraham Curry, the founder of Carson City and first superintendent of the Mint when it opened on Jan. 6, 1870. The coin press is the only one of its kind in existence that is still operational in its original building (the Nevada […]

Book signing for The Confident Carson City Coin Collector by Rusty Goe

As per historical precedence author and coin expert, Rusty Goe will be holding the first book signing for his new 3 volume set The Confident Carson City Coin Collector at the Nevada State Museum based in the historic Carson City U.S. Branch Mint building. At this special books signing books will be offered at the […]

Online Family Fun Saturday: Architecture and Building

Join us on Facebook Live on Saturday, April 10th at 10:00am to learn about architecture and the Nevada State Capitol Building. 2021 is the 150 anniversary of the completion of the building. We will learn the names of the architectural features visible on the Capitol Building and make paper building block you can use over […]

Encore Curator’s Corner

Curator’s Corner is a monthly series that will feature a museum artifact or group of artifacts. Since 1941, the museum has collected and interpreted objects related to Nevada’s unique heritage, including historical, cultural, anthropological and natural history artifacts. Curator’s Corner will be offered from 1 to 3 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday of […]

Curator’s Corner

Curator’s Corner is a monthly series that will feature a museum artifact or group of artifacts. Since 1941, the museum has collected and interpreted objects related to Nevada’s unique heritage, including historical, cultural, anthropological and natural history artifacts. Curator’s Corner will be offered from 1 to 3 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday of […]

Historic Coin Press No. 1 Demonstrations

Every Saturday from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm there will be demonstrations on Historic Coin Press No. 1. Starting Saturday, February 27th we will be striking the limited-edition Promontory Car Commemorative Medallion. Featuring Coach No. 17, the only piece of rolling stock still in existence that was at the 1869 Promontory Summit Ceremony, the medallion […]