Family Fun Saturday: Tapa Decorating

Tapa is the common name for cloth made from the inner bark of trees. Throughout the Pacific islands, the paper mulberry (Broussonetia papyrifera) is most often used to make barkcloth.  Tapa is made by beating strips of bark together into a larger fabric using wood tools on a wood or stone anvil. Plain tapa is […]

Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day 2021

Tickets will be available to download beginning at midnight on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at Please present your ticket at the admissions desk on September 18th between 8:30 am- 4:30 pm. The theme of this year’s Museum Day is Experience America. On Museum Day come to the auditorium between 10:00am and 3:00pm to experience […]

Family Fun Saturday: Nevada P. S. I Love You Postcards

Come visit the museum on Saturday, June 12th and decorate a postcard for the Nevada Humanities Nevada, P. S. I Love You Postcard Project. Once you have explored the museum and learned all of the wonderful things there are to love about Nevada come to the auditorium between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm to decorate […]

Online Family Fun Saturday: Lei Day

In Hawaii, “May Day is Lei Day” and we are celebrating this tradition for our May 8th Online Family Fun Saturday by finger weaving a yarn lei. We will learn the history of Lei Day as well as the significance of the lei in Hawaiian culture. Traditionally, a lei is often made as a gift […]

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 […]

Online Family Fun Saturday: Chinese New Year

Join us for an online educational event. Sonia Carlson and Mina Stafford will talk about the meaning of the traditions associated with Chinese New Year and teach you how to say Happy New Year in Chinese. After that we will make a drum inspired by a Chinese drum in the museums collection. Go to […]

Facebook Live Family Fun Saturday: Pines are Fine

Join Curator of Education, Mina Stafford on Facebook Live to learn about local pine trees and create a pine cone wreath for the holidays. Supplies are available to pick up at the museum. Click here for more information. Facebook Live event

Family Fun Saturday Facebook Live

To kick off our Dia de los Muertos celebration this year I will lead a craft making Facebook Live event. We will be making tissue paper flowers that are used to decorate Dia de los Muertos Altars. For more information about our Dia de los Muertos event go to To make the flowers along […]