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Historic Coin Press No. 1 Demonstrations

On Saturdays from 11:00am-3:00pm, we will activate historical Coin Press No. 1 to mint a special medallion commemorating the state Capitol building. Opened in 1871, the Nevada Capitol building celebrates its 150th anniversary this year. The special medallion is modeled after one of the earliest images of the Capitol, and features a banner with the state […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Online Family Fun Saturday: Women of Early Nevada

Join us to learn about outstanding women in Nevada history and make a chain of paper dolls to celebrate the outstanding women in your life. For more details go to Family Fun Saturday. This program will be done on Zoom and Live Streamed to our Facebook page. Contact Mina Stafford at mstafford@nevadaculture.org to pick up […]

Coin Press No. Demonstrations

Every Saturday from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm there will be demonstrations on Historic Coin Press No. 1. Starting Saturday, February 6th we will be striking replicas of the 1870 CC minted Liberty Seated half dollar. This replica is being minted on the same press that struck the originals in 1870, and in the very […]

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 https://www.carsonnvmuseum.org/family-fun-saturday/ […]