Friends of Nevada State Museum Is Seeking New Volunteers
March 27, 2024 | Category: News | Tags:

From Baskets to Butterflies, Volunteer Learn about all Facets of Nevada History and Wildlife! 

The Friends of Nevada State Museum is recruiting new volunteers to serve in a variety of activities at the Museum. Volunteers work with staff on special events, docent tours, materials, and related activities. Volunteers learn about a wide variety of topics […]

Nevada State Museum unveils new Datsolalee medallion in honor of Women’s History Month
March 26, 2024 | Category: News | Tags:

The Nevada State Museum unveiled a new medallion in honor of Women’s History Month on March 20, 2024.

The new medallion honors Dat So La Lee, the “Queen of the Basket Weavers.”

Dat So La Lee, or Louisa Keyser, was a prominent Washoe weaver at the turn of the last century. Her works of art are […]

Nevada First Ladies’ Gowns on Display
March 25, 2024 | Category: News | Tags:

Gown worn by Una Reilly Dickerson in 1909.

Inaugural ball gown worn by Donna Alderson Lombardo in 2023.

A glimpse into Nevada’s First Ladies Ball Gown collection is now on display in the “Nevada Stories: Objects Found In Time” Gallery at the Nevada State Museum in Carson City. 

The exhibit has just recently been updated to feature […]

Nevada Board of Museums and History Meeting and Agenda for December 8-9, 2022
December 3, 2022 | Category: News | Tags:


LOCATION: Zoom MeetingMeeting ID: 828 4494 3984Passcode: […]

November 2022: Jason Nious & Molodi
November 14, 2022 | Category: First Lady Art | Tags:

On November 26, in-state rivals UNR and UNLV will huddle at the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas for an annual fall tradition to determine who is taking home college football’s largest and most expensive trophy – a replica of the 1835 Mountain Howitzer short cannon that Lt. John C. Frémont brought with him on […]

November Curator’s Corner
November 4, 2022 | Category: Curator's Corner, Curatorial Postcards | Tags:

Facts Uncover Legend of Lost Frémont Cannon
by Brett Fisher
Each November, UNR and UNLV football teams play for the right to host the famed Frémont Cannon and paint its carriage in their school colors. As prized as this trophy is to players and fans of either program, though, it’s a far cry from the real […]

September 2022: Loretta Burden
September 8, 2022 | Category: First Lady Art | Tags:

As September wraps up our second season of ‘The First Lady presents…’ I share such an exuberant pride in what we have accomplished in rightfully elevating the creative talent of artists and cultural bearers in our Silver State. This month the Governor and I will again take great joy in hosting the ‘The First […]

September Curator’s Corner
September 8, 2022 | Category: Curator's Corner, Curatorial Postcards | Tags:

This exquisitely made basket appears practically perfect at first glance, but, if you look closely, your eye is drawn to a small imperfection near the rim. This basket’s significance to us is increased by the story behind the flaw uncovered by Sue Ann Monteleone, our former Museum Registrar. Emma Jim Murphy, Mono Lake Northern […]

July Curator’s Corner
July 25, 2022 | Category: Curator's Corner, Curatorial Postcards | Tags:

While many people think Nevada deserts are lifeless wastelands, these areas have a diverse array of wildlife uniquely adapted to such environments. Did you know that Nevada deserts are home to 3-inch-long scorpions, bats that eat scorpions, owls that nest in the ground, large hairy spiders, and rodents that rarely drink water?


July 2022: Melissa Melero-Moose
July 20, 2022 | Category: First Lady Art | Tags:

It seems in Nevada, the topography and terrain stretching across our state naturally reflects, without effort, the diversity and history of its people. From urban cities to rural communities, from lush grass valleys to snow-peaked mountain ranges, from 5th generation Nevadans to this land’s indigenous inhabitants for millennia, adaptation to environment is evident everywhere […]

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