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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 […]

Museums’ school transportation reimbursement program resumes

CARSON CITY, Nevada (September 19, 2019) – A pilot program from the 2017 Legislature designed to help Nevada schools cover the cost of transporting students to any of the seven state museums was successful enough in its first two years to emerge from the 2019 Legislature with at least two more years of operation. Now […]

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 […]

State Museum celebrates moon landing’s golden anniversary

CARSON CITY, Nevada – Fifty years after Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin took “one giant leap for mankind,” the image of putting a man on the moon remains a source of pride wrapped in awe for most Americans. The young and young of heart still dream of becoming astronauts and most people […]

Nevada State Museum lecture focuses on ‘CC’ Mint coins

CARSON CITY, Nevada – Rusty Goe has spent much of his professional life on a deep dive into the history of the U.S. Mint in Carson City. He’s written multiple books on the subject and spent thousands of hours in research, getting to know the people who worked there 150 years ago. Through the years, […]

Nevada State Museum Las Vegas opens new ‘showgirl’ exhibit

LAS VEGAS, Nevada – Bally’s Las Vegas’ signature showgirl show, “Jubilee,” has been dark since 2016 – following a 35-year run, but the Nevada State Museum Las Vegas is intent on keeping the show’s memory alive by way of a few new exhibitions. In June, the Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas opened a new permanent […]