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Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day 2021

Tickets will be available to download beginning at midnight on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at smithsonianmag.com/museumday/museum-day-2021. 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 […]

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: 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]