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Lecture details lives of immigrant Chinese woodcutters

CARSON CITY, Nevada – Chinese immigrants were abundant in the mining camps of the Sierra Nevada in the latter half of the 19th century. In the 1860s, the first Chinese immigrants found their way to Aurora, Nevada and by the 1870s, they had settled along King Street in Bodie, California, creating a sizeable Chinatown. By […]

State museums offer free admission for active-duty military families

CARSON CITY, Nevada – Nevada’s state museums are once again taking part in the national Blue Star Museums program, providing free admission to active-duty military personnel and their families. The National Endowment for the Arts and Blue Star Families program, now in its 10th year, launched the 2019 program on Saturday, May 18 – Armed […]

Reno Rodeo’s past, present and future subject of lecture

CARSON CITY, Nevada – As it marks its 100th anniversary in 2019, the Reno Rodeo is celebrating its past, present and future. Clint Wells, a past president and 50-year volunteer with the Reno Rodeo Association, will discuss all those elements and more as the guest speaker at the Nevada Historical Society’s final Rip Roaring Rodeo […]

Iconic legislator Joe Neal subject of museum lecture

CARSON CITY, Nevada – As the 80th session of the Nevada Legislature nears its end, an iconic and history making former legislator is the focus of this month’s Frances Humphrey Lecture Series at the Nevada State Museum in Carson City. “Westside Slugger: Joe Neal’s Lifelong Fight for Social Justice,” is the presentation by Hall of […]

Medallion minting memorializes Promontory railroad car

CARSON CITY, Nevada – Carson City’s two state museums – the Nevada State Museum and Nevada State Railroad Museum – are collaborating on a project that highlights of 150-year-old artifacts in both museums’ collections. On Saturday, May 18, the Nevada State Museum will fire up its 150-year-old Coin Press No. 1 for the first public […]

Nevada State Museum Las Vegas honored as ‘best of the best’

LAS VEGAS, Nevada – Nevada State Museum Las Vegas has been recognized as the “best of the best” museum at the TMG Entertainment Network’s 25th Silver State Awards. The awards program honors and recognizes excellence and exemplary achievements by individuals and entities in Nevada and winners are selected via online voting as a “people’s choice” […]

V&T Coach 17 subject of railroad museum lecture

CARSON CITY, Nevada – It has been called the most historically important train car in existence and how it traveled over the past 150 years from the Golden Spike ceremony at Promontory Summit, Utah to the center of a new exhibit at the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City is quite a tale. Built […]

Nevada Historical Society: Chip Dig and Collectibles Show

RENO, Nevada – Many a Nevadan has come across an old gaming token or piece of casino memorabilia at an estate sale, auction or as a family hand-me-down and wondered, “is this worth anything?” Or perhaps you’ve been thinking of getting into collecting such items and wonder how to get started. Those question can be […]