Education

Frances Humphrey Lecture Series: “Music of the Twenties” by Squeek Steele

Description: Well known pianist Squeek Steele will use the piano to present music of the twenties. While the program will focus on the upbeat music of the 1920s (Dixieland, Classic Jazz) we will examine the earlier types of music which led to the Jazz explosion of the Flapper Era: ragtime, blues, spirituals, and early jazz […]

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 […]

Family Fun Saturday: Coin Collecting

Do you collect things? You can create a collection of almost anything. Here at the Nevada State Museum we have a collection of CC mint mark coins. We use it to teach the history of the Carson City Mint. Come to the museum August 14th to explore our mint exhibit, watch Coin Press No. 1 […]

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 […]

Family Fun Saturday: Charcoal Art

When the museum was authorized by the legislature in 1939 it was called the Nevada State Museum and Art Institute. During Saturday’s program we will experiment with charcoal art. This is one of the mediums Nevada artist Robert Cole Caples used during his 39 year career in Nevada. Join us in the auditorium to sketch objects […]

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 […]

Reno Coin Club Display in Concourse

On the last Saturday of every month from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm members of the Reno Coin Club will be displaying coins and talking to visitors about collecting. When you come get your commemorative medallion make sure to visit the coin club display.

Frances Humphrey Lecture Series “Forgotten Tales of Carson Valley” by Karen Dustman

Forgotten Tales of Carson Valley: Love local history? Join author Karen Dustman for a fun dive into Carson Valley’s forgotten past, sharing little-known stories of buried treasure, unsolved murders, stagecoach robberies and more. At the Nevada State Museum and on Zoom. Karen Dustman writes frequently about the history of Carson Valley and Alpine County. She’s […]

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 […]