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 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.
CARSON CITY, Nevada — To honor and raise funds for Nevada’s health care workers, historic Coin Press No. 1 will mint a special medallion from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Nevada State Museum, 600 N. Carson St. in Carson City. Interested people can purchase up to two .999 fine silver planchets […]
CARSON CITY, Nevada — Learn what Nevada women of the late 19th century were carrying under those Victorian era gowns Wednesday (Oct. 7) at the Nevada State Museum, 600 N. Carson St. in Carson City. Jan Loverin, the museum’s curator of clothing and textiles, will offer short presentations of women’s bustles from 1 p.m. repeated […]
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, […]