Nevada History

May Curator’s Corner

Sharks have come a long way from the vilified man-eater portrayed in Jaws. Today, we realize that this top ocean predator helps ensure a healthy ecosystem. Some Pacific Island nations, such as Kiribati (pronounced Ki-ri-bas), recognize the importance of sharks and have created shark sanctuaries. Kiribati is located in the central Pacific Ocean, about 2,500 […]

March Curator’s Corner

March is Women’s History Month and while we recognize many different fashionable eras of dress, this year, we are going to take a close look beneath it all…what undergarments did 19th century fashionable dressed women wear under their crinoline, bustle or petticoats?  Sometimes called knickers, drawers or pantalettes/pantaloons, these undies have many variations.

Mint 150 anniversary celebration continues with Oct. 3 event in Carson City

CARSON CITY, Nevada — The year-long sesquicentennial celebration of the Carson City Mint continues with a special minting from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Nevada State Museum, 600 N. Carson Street. Historic Coin Press No. 1 will reprise minting a unique medallion commemorating the Mint’s 150th anniversary and its first superintendent, […]