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Railroad museum offers ‘Pajama Train’ for kids with health concerns

CARSON CITY, Nevada – The holiday season generally doesn’t lack in opportunities for children to have fun, with numerous special events and activities open to all. For children who are battling cancer or those with compromised immune systems, those opportunities aren’t nearly as great. The Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City wanted to make […]

Lecture tells of Carson City Mint’s architect and architecture

CARSON CITY, Nevada – The U.S. Mint Building in Carson City is one of the city’s most recognizable, enduring and beloved structures. Those adjectives likely would not apply to Alfred B. Mullett, the man who designed the building, now home to the Nevada State Museum, 150 years ago – especially “beloved.” From 1866 to 1874, […]

Santa Train steams up for 35th year at railroad museum

CARSON CITY, Nevada – The Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City launches its 35th year of Santa Train the weekend of Dec. 7 and tickets are available online and at the museum’s depot now. The Santa Trains will be running every 30 minutes the weekends of Dec. 7, Dec. 14 and Dec. 21 between […]

Las Vegas Lineup photo exhibit takes on ‘Swinging ‘60s’

LAS VEGAS, Nevada – The collaboration between the Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas and the Las Vegas News Bureau to seek the public’s help in identifying the subjects of vintage photographs in an exhibit called “Las Vegas Lineup” not only proved successful with more than 100,000 people viewing the exhibit, it garnered national awards from […]

First Lady Kathy Sisolak donates inaugural gown to museum

CARSON CITY, Nevada – Nevada First Lady Kathy Sisolak continued what has become a tradition in Nevada on Wednesday by donating the gown she wore at her husband’s inaugural ball to the Nevada State Museum. “It’s a real honor to be a part of Nevada’s rich history of the inaugural gowns and proud to be […]

Nevada State Museum offers new volunteer training

CARSON CITY, Nevada – Do you love Nevada history, and, more importantly, do you love sharing that knowledge with others? If so, the Nevada State Museum has a perfect opportunity. The museum is recruiting for volunteers, who will get a multi-day in-depth jaunt through the museum, through Battle Born Hall at the Nevada State Capitol […]

Museum lecture focuses on Nevada aviation history, future

CARSON CITY, Nevada – From barnstorming pilots of the post-World War I-era – Charles Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart among them – to World War II Army Air Corps training to the present-day Reno National Championship Air Races, aviation has been a mainstay in Nevada.Today, there is a wide variety of aviation happening every day in […]