Museum Events

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.
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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 […]

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 […]

Encore Curator’s Corner

Bees, Bats, and Butterflies: What’s the Buzz on Pollinators? Many plants are pollinated when different insects, birds, and even bats fly among flowers feeding on pollen or nectar. As these animals move around they transmit pollen between flowers. Without these helpers, many beautiful and commercially important plants would not be able to reproduce. Flowers and […]

Curator’s Corner

Bees, Bats, and Butterflies: What’s the Buzz on Pollinators? Many plants are pollinated when different insects, birds, and even bats fly among flowers feeding on pollen or nectar. As these animals move around they transmit pollen between flowers. Without these helpers, many beautiful and commercially important plants would not be able to reproduce. Flowers and […]

Frances Humphrey Lecture Series “You Can’t Do 30-Meter Transects in a Pit Lake: The Archaeological Study of a Mid-Twentieth Century Mine” by Margo Memmott

You Can’t Do 30-Meter Transects in a Pit Lake: The Archaeological Study of a Mid-Twentieth Century Mine Mid-twentieth-century federal investment in infrastructure projects transformed the American West. Two conspicuous projects impacting the West include the Glen Canyon Dam (1956-1964) and the Interstate Highway System (beginning 1956). Federal investment also found its way into mining in […]