History Department

The Nevada State Museum Turns 80!

In October, the Nevada State Museum turns 80! Join us as we pay tribute to one of Nevada’s oldest museums and celebrate 80 years of preserving and sharing the legacy and stories of the Silver State. For this event the Curators have chosen to display a small selection of Nevada artifacts, several of which, have […]

Historic Coin Press No. 1 Demonstrations

Join us on Saturday, as we resume minting our replica 1870 half dollar, the first half dollar coin produced by the Carson City Mint on Coin Press No. 1. The dies were sculpted by retired U.S. Mint engraver, Tom Rogers, and feature the historic Liberty Seated design. Long in use by the U.S. Treasury, the […]

State Capitol Sesquicentennial Ceremony and Tours

The Nevada State Capitol reopens for tours June 5; this year also marks the building’s 150th anniversary. Gov. Sisolak and other state officials will join with the Nevada State Museum, Carson City, staff to commemorate the event with a color guard flag presentation and short talk about the building’s history for a small, invited audience. […]

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 […]

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 bi-weekly 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 […]