Museum Events

Chinese New Year Community Celebration

In partnership with the Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada we will be celebrating Chinese New Year on Saturday, February 5th. We will be featuring crafts, objects from the museum’s collection, and performances by the Carson Valley Chinese Culture Group. At 10:00am we will start making crafts which include a hand drum to help celebrate the […]
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Coin Press No. 1 Demonstrations

Coin Press No. 1 was in operation in the late 19th century at the Carson City Mint. Today, the old Mint building is incorporated into the museum complex, and it houses the coin press, which mints commemorative medallions from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. This month, to honor Frémont’s Jan. 21 birthday, the medallion […]

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 […]

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 […]

Demonstration on Historic Coin Press No. 1

The nineteenth-century Morgan & Orr coin press is the only one of its kind in existence that is still operational in its original location (the Nevada State Museum is housed in the former U.S. Mint in Carson City). Each Saturday from 11 AM to 3 PM, volunteers power up Coin Press #1 for visitors to […]

Demonstrations on Historic Coin Press No. 1

The nineteenth-century Morgan & Orr coin press is the only one of its kind in existence that is still operational in its original location (the Nevada State Museum is housed in the former U.S. Mint in Carson City). Each Saturday from 11 AM to 3 PM, volunteers power up Coin Press #1 for visitors to […]

Frances Humphrey Lecture Series “49er Emigrant Trails Through Nevada” by Stan Paher

Stan Paher will explore the 49er emigrant trails through western Nevada, from near Lovelock westward through the Truckee Meadows-Reno area up to Donner Summit. The alternate Carson River Route begins at a point   30 miles north of Fallon and traverses the dreaded Forty-mile Desert to reach the Carson River at a point near Fort Churchill. […]

Family Fun Saturday: Pines are Fine

Make a holiday wreath, a table top tree, or a pine needle angel to decorate your tree or packages. Learn all about conifers in Nevada, with a special emphasis on our state tree, the Pinyon Pine. All ages and cultures welcome. Advanced registration is not necessary but recommended. Use the Register Here button to the […]