Chinese New Year Community Celebration

In partnership with the Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada we will be celebrating Chinese New Year on Saturday, February 5th. We will be featuring crafts, objects from the museum’s collection, and performances by the Carson Valley Chinese Culture Group. At 10:00am we will start making crafts which include a hand drum to help celebrate the […]

Frances Humphrey Lecture Series “49er Emigrant Trails Through Nevada” by Stan Paher

Stan Paher will explore the 49er emigrant trails through western Nevada, from near Lovelock westward through the Truckee Meadows-Reno area up to Donner Summit. The alternate Carson River Route begins at a point   30 miles north of Fallon and traverses the dreaded Forty-mile Desert to reach the Carson River at a point near Fort Churchill. […]

Frances Humphrey Lecture Series “History of Masonry” by Mark Marsh

While free masonry started a long time ago in Europe it has spread across the United States and has deep roots in Nevada and Carson City. The Carson City Lodge No. 1 was founded before Nevada was a state in 1863. This presentation will briefly describe the history of masonry in general and in America […]

Frances Humphrey Lecture Series “Historic Down Town Sparks” by Scott Carey

Learn about the unique history of the “rail city” with a presentation through Historic Downtown Sparks. Hear the story about how this area has transformed from a railroad hub, to a vibrant commercial district, into a rundown urban area and ultimately a successful redevelopment area that changed the image and future of the city. This […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]