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Steam locomotive runs Labor Day week at State Railroad Museum

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August 30, 2014 - 10:00am

Family time is around the bend in Carson City as Labor Day weekend arrives. The 1905 Steam Locomotive No. 25 highlights the Labor Day weekend celebration at the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City. The historic Virginia and Truckee train will carry passengers on 30-minute trips departing every 45 minutes from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday through Monday, Aug. 30 through Sept. 1.

The museum’s Jacobsen Interpretive Center will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Always Lost: A Meditation on War’ Exhibition at Historic Minden Inn Through Sept. 12

A Western Nevada College student veteran crouches down on her knees to search for those she served with. The mother of a fallen soldier stares at the face of her son. The Wall of the Dead quietly tells the story of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts, and the thousands who have died.

“Always Lost, A Meditation on War,” the nationally touring humanities exhibition created by WNC students and faculty, opened Monday at the historic Minden Inn, 1594 Esmeralda Ave., and remains through Friday, Sept. 12.

Nevada 150 Sesquicentennial events lined up through September

The deadline to submit applications for Official and Signature Nevada 150 events will be 5:00 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12. Over 400 events have been held across the Silver State since Nevada Day 2013, in celebration of Nevada’s Sesquicentennial, with many more ahead. To submit an event application please visit www.Nevada150.org. For questions or additional information please contact Scott Carey, events and community relations manager, at 775-687-0645 or shcarey@nevada150.org.

The following events will be held Sept. 1 through Sept. 14.

Nevada Day 150 celebration features new events, 'Steampunk Ball' and Famfest

Nevada's steam driven Sesquicentennial celebration culminates in Carson City with the Saturday, Nov. 1 Nevada Day Parade. This year’s parade theme, “Happy 150th Birthday, Nevada” encourages Silver State revelers to salute Nevada’s Oct. 31 1864 admission to the union as the 36th state.

"We at Nevada Day are very pleased to be adding three new events to this year's Nevada Day Celebration, in addition to bringing back reoccurring favorites," said Nevada Day committee president Ken Hamilton.

Tony Argento performs Cowboy Poetry at Nevada State Museum Thursday

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August 28, 2014 - 6:30pm

“Tuned up and twisted” is how Tony Argento describes his Western style poetry coming to the Nevada State Museum from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28. Argento presents “Cowboy Poetry: "The Pride 'N' Spirit O' Nevada" as part of the museum’s Frances Humphrey Lecture Series held at the museum on the fourth Thursday of every month, shedding new light on the state’s stories.

OXS Gallery features art and words of noted Nevada writers

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Repeats every week until Fri Oct 31 2014 .
September 8, 2014 - 8:00am
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September 15, 2014 - 8:00am
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September 22, 2014 - 8:00am
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September 29, 2014 - 8:00am
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October 6, 2014 - 8:00am
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October 13, 2014 - 8:00am
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October 20, 2014 - 8:00am
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October 27, 2014 - 8:00am

Words become pictures, framed art in their own right, as poetry and prose by beloved local writers are exhibited at the Nevada Arts Council’s OXS Gallery in Carson City. In “Words + Images: Broadsides from the Black Rock Press,” 34 one-sided printed pages show the work of noted authors, produced with handset type and relief plates. The exhibit runs Sept. 8 to Oct. 31.

Cowboy Poetry: The Pride ‘N’ Spirit O’ Nevada

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August 28, 2014 (All day)

Please join us at the Nevada State Museum in Carson City, Thursday, August 28, 6:30 - 7:30 pm for a fun-filled evening featuring Cowboy Poetry: "The Pride 'N' Spirit O' Nevada" by Tony Argento, a member of the Fremont Howitzer Recovery Team.

Tony calls his style o’ recitin’ "Tuned up and Twisted." Once you see him perform, you’ll know why. A common statement heard from the audience is, "He’s quite animated." He does voice animation an’ vocal sound effects an’ makes good use o’ props. His love o’ cowboy poetry is contagious, especially to his audience.

First woman to swim the length of Lake Tahoe recalls 1962 adventure

Some people, when they first see Lake Tahoe, think how it'd be nice to boat on top of the glass like water. Others imagine fishing on the lake stocked with big fish, while yet others think about how nice it would be to sit at the quiet and scenic shore and enjoy the sun and the view.

To nine year old Erline Christopherson, all she thought when first saw the crystal blue waters was how she'd like to swim across it. The dream was born that day in 1955.

Being Flynn author to speak at Sierra Nevada College

Nick Flynn
Being Flynn by Nick Flynn
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September 5, 2014 - 7:00pm

Nick Flynn, whose first memoir sparked the major motion picture, “Being Flynn,” international reviews and much press attention, will visit Sierra Nevada College on Sept. 5-6 to kick off the 2014-15 Writers in the Woods literary speaker series and to introduce the college’s Common Read book for the year.

Dayton teacher completes education training from U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

Students of Stephanie Fitch, of Dayton, Nev., a teacher at Dayton High School in Dayton, will be getting some valuable lessons this coming school year in learning the Holocaust as a result of their teacher having completed top-notch training this summer from educators of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Fitch was one of more than 200 participants who attended the 18th annual Arthur and Rochelle Belfer National Conference for Educators, an invitation-only three-day workshop for teachers hosted by the Museum in mid-July.

Tahoe Peace Concert brings celebration to Sand Harbor

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September 6, 2014 - 6:30pm

Award winning performers from San Francisco, Los Angeles, Santa Cruz, Reno and Tahoe will grace the stage for Trails and Vistas World Concert at Sand Harbor State Park at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 6.

The World Concert, an original blend of diverse musicians, aerialists and dancers, is produced by Trails and Vistas, a Truckee, CA-based nonprofit organization dedicated to producing inspiring art events in nature, in collaboration with the Truckee Tahoe Peace Project.

 

Carson City Mint Coin Show and Fair runs today and Saturday

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August 22, 2014 - 9:30am

UPDATE: Yogi Berra may have said, “A nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore,” but at the 2014 Carson City Mint Coin Show and Fair, the value is in the eye of the beholder. Sharp skilled dealers will buy, sell, trade and offer their expertise with free appraisals during the two-day event today, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 23. Held this year at both the Nevada State Museum and the Carson Nugget, the fair includes activities for children, prize drawings, lectures, coin sales and free appraisals with admission.

Nevada celebrates Sesquicentennial with August event lineup

Many celebrations are scheduled throughout the Silver State in the month of August. These Nevada 150 events celebrate all things Nevada and help bring awareness to the 150th Anniversary of Statehood. The following events are held Aug. 15 through Aug. 31.

'Deathways of the Comstock Chinese' exhibit opens August 14 in Virginia City

The Comstock History Center in Virginia City, in partnership with the Comstock Cemetery Foundation, is pleased to announce the opening of a new museum exhibit entitled Deathways of the Comstock Chinese.

The exhibit, which highlights the death and burial practices of the Chinese, features artifacts, photographs, video and an accurately reproduced, life-sized Chinese gravesite. The free exhibit will open to the public on Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 11 a.m.

WNC's fifth solar array takes nonprofit installer Black Rock Solar over 5 MW mark

Western Nevada College solar array by Black Rock Solar

With the August completion of a 180-kW rooftop array at Western Nevada College in Carson City, nonprofit Black Rock Solar has reached the milestone of building five megawatts of solar power capacity across the state of Nevada. The 83 clean energy projects built by Black Rock Solar since its 2007 founding include arrays for schools, hospitals, food banks, homeless shelters and Native American tribes. These arrays have been built at little or no cost to the recipients, but now provide more than $725,000 of combined savings annually on the organizations’ energy bills.

Sesquicentennial Fair in Carson City highlight Nevada 150 events throughout August

Many celebrations are scheduled statewide in the month of August. These Nevada 150 events celebrate all things Nevada and bring awareness to the 150th Anniversary of Statehood. The following events are held Aug. 1 through Aug. 14.

V&T 'Ghost Girl' author to speak, sign books at Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City

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August 9, 2014 (All day)

A railroad mystery, Nevada history, a dog and a ghost are the central figures in a new book by author Jan Pierson, set to visit the Nevada State Railroad Museum, Carson City, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 9 and 10. The author will sign copies of her book “Ghost Girl in Car No. 9,” the fifth in her series “The Ghostowners,” in the museum store.

Dayton Valley Days calls for crafters, vendors

The Dayton Valley Days Committee invites crafters, vendors and anyone who wants to reach a large number of people to reserve booth space for the 26th annual street festival held in the heart of historic Old Town Dayton.
Dayton Valley Days is scheduled Sept. 20 and 21 with an expected attendance over 15,000.

Bowl Making Event Saturday at Children's Museum

Make a bowl to fight hunger.  Free event for all ages
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July 26, 2014 - 10:00am

Enjoy a free family event this Saturday. Come and make an Empty Bowl to donate to the Empty Bowls Carson City Project in the lower level of the Children's Museum. 813 N Carson St, Carson City, NV.
All ages welcome. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 26.

For more information on upcoming events, please like our Facebook page here and visit our website here.

Nationally recognized western singer-songwriter duo to perform in Carson City

Tom May and Chris Kennedy are scheduled to perform in Carson City, NV at The Brewery Arts Center performance hall, 511 West King St., Friday, July 25 at 7:30P p.m.

Tom May is a folksinger, songwriter and author who has been touring, performing, and recording for over forty years. He is also the host/producer of the radio show, “River City Folk,” heard on dozens of radio stations weekly since 1985 and on XM Satellite Radio throughout the country.

Live theatrical performance Thursday brings John C. Fremont to Nevada State Museum

John C. Fremont, the famed explorer who named, mapped and trekked the Great Basin comes to the Nevada State Museum in Carson City at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 24, in a theatrical presentation by Chautauquan Alastair Morley Jaques. Doors open at 6 p.m. for the one-person performance that is part of the monthly Frances Humphrey Lecture series.

Nevada 150 celebrates statehood with events through July

Many celebrations are scheduled statewide in the month of July. These Nevada 150 celebrate all things Nevada and bring awareness to the 150th Anniversary of Statehood. The following events are held July 18 through July 31.

Children's Museum offers Kids Clay Camp

Clay is a wonderful, tactile medium that many kids have never experienced before. Its three dimensional nature forces them to think about structure, shapes and forms.

At Kids Clay Camp they can experiment with a variety of building techniques while they learn to think about their ideas and adapt to change along the way.

There is something very magical about children when they are thinking and working creatively. Once children learn to express and execute their personal visions in clay, they can become empowered in ways that go far beyond the walls of the ceramic studio or classroom.

Ceremony at capitol Friday to honor 100th anniversary of USS Nevada launch

On Friday, July 11, the Nevada State Museum, the Reno Navy League and the Nevada Sesquicentennial Commission will re-dedicate a plaque at the USS Nevada Memorial on the Capitol Grounds in Carson City. A reception honoring the battleship USS Nevada and her fallen crew will follow in Old Assembly Chambers.

New app lets users find things fast in Carson City

Visiting a new place, even after a lot of planning, can be disorienting. Must-see attractions and the best locals-favorite eateries get left off the vacation schedule if you just don’t know what’s out there or where to look.

Carson City has fixed it so that anyone who comes to town — or lives in the area — can find nearly every restaurant, hotel, motel, RV park, museum, hiking trail, sports tournament, tourist attraction, special event, fitness center, fishing stream and shopping center in seconds.

July 4 holiday weekend activities lined up for Carson City and surrounding areas

The July 4 holiday weekend has arrived and there are plenty of activities going on today through the weekend around Carson City.

The Nevada Rural Counties RVSP carnival runs through the weekend at Mills Park. Tonight RSVP will host a spectacular fireworks celebration over Carson City to go along with its 22nd annual holiday carnival.

Deadline is July 11 for registration to Fremont Symposium at Nevada State Museum

When much of the West was still part of Mexico, John C. Fremont made his way across unmapped territory leaving a lasting mark wherever he went.

Naming the Great Basin and Pyramid Lake, Humboldt, Carson, and Walker rivers, and peaks and valleys in between, the explorer from South Carolina set out to give the land a new identity. Exploring the territory that included Nevada, California, Oregon and more, he mapped the West for the rest of the world.

National Automobile Museum reopens after Reno fire

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The National Automobile Museum has reopened in Reno after being closed for nearly two weeks due to fire damage caused by a suspected arsonist.

Nevada 150 events planned throughout July

Many celebrations are scheduled statewide in the month of July. These Nevada 150 events help celebrate all things Nevada and bring awareness to the state’s 150th Anniversary of Statehood. The following events are held July 1 through July 12.

Nevada railroad museum in Carson City celebrates a July 4 weekend of trains

With all the flavorings of the Old West, the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City will showcase several of its trains for the July 4 weekend.

It's living history on the rails when steam locomotives V&T No. 25 and the famous Inyo will operate along with the historic, self-propelled McKeen motor car Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Rides will be available behind the 25 and on the McKeen car every 45 minutes from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Nevada State Museum symposium offers rare glimpse into story of Fremont, Western expansion

To celebrate Nevada’s 150th anniversary of statehood, the Nevada State Museum in Carson City is exhibiting “Finding Fremont: Pathfinder of the West,” and hosting the John C. Fremont Symposium. The two-day series of lectures and presentations July 25-26 will examine how the famed explorer changed the face of America, the tools he used and the topographical and political lessons learned along the way.

Family Day at the Carson Valley Museum

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July 5, 2014 - 10:00am

Special events include activities pages for kids, and artist Charles Munroe will present a demonstration and techniques on how to hand-paint gourds from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center, 1477 US Highway 395 N. Information (775)-782-2555 or www.HistoricNV.org Free Admission

'Following in Their Footsteps' tour takes Carson City man to Italy

Easy Company, 506th parachute infantry regiment, 101st Airborne Division was not the only band of brothers. Most of the 16 million men who served our country during WW II became closer to their shipmate or foxhole buddy than their own family. The First Special Service Force, the Black Devils, was a brigade of commandos from two nations, 60 percent USA and 40 percent Canadians.

Ride the River Poker Run

Ride The River Poker Run
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July 20, 2014 - 3:00pm

As Reno’s activity scene and small business offerings continue to rise in tandem, the Riverwalk District is putting downtown on the map with beautiful scenery and cultural diversity enjoyed by locals and tourists alike. And, while poker still races through our blood, Reno is embracing a fresh outlook on the infamous pastime.

Visit the Riverwalk District for the Ride the River Poker Run on July 20, 2014, from 3 to 6 p.m. and help support the Nevada Museum of Art’s summer youth art camps.

WHAT: Ride the River Poker Run
WHEN: July 20, 2014, 3 to 6 p.m.

Children's Museum of Northern Nevada Annual Yard Sale

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July 19, 2014 - 8:00am

The Children's Museum of Northern Nevada Annual Yard Sale will be Saturday, July 19, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
All proceeds benefit the Children's Musuem (a non-profit corporation receiving no Federal or State funding).

Effective June 15th we are accepting donations of items to sell. All donations to our yard sale are tax deductible. Please contact Kris 884-2226 at to donate your gently used items.

Romeo and Juliet Staged at Children's Museum of Northern Nevada

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June 21, 2014 - 7:00pm

Crain Clan Productions presents "Romeo & Juliet" an adapted version, at the Children's Museum of Northern Nevada, Saturday, June 21 at 7 p.m.

Set in Nevada, this adaptation weaves old and new together in a way that is relevant and entertaining.
Tickets cost $10 available at the museum or simply purchase at the door.

Children's Museum of Northern Nevada is located at 813 N. Carson St., Carson City. For more information, call 775-884-2226.

Romeo and Juliet comes to Carson City!!

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June 21, 2014 - 7:00pm

Come and join us for our one show only, encore performance of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. This breathtaking modernized version of the classic tragedy includes contemporary music, fun choreography, intense fight scenes while peppered with hilarious humor.

Performed by actors ranging from ages 12 to 14, this show is extremely heartfelt and well received.

Where: The Children's Museum of Northern Nevada
When: June 21, 2014
Time: 7:00 PM
Cost:$10
Contact information: Luana Olson at 775-884-2226

Nevada Arts Council grants for 2015 awarded to art programs statewide

The Nevada Arts Council announced its 2015 grant recipients for the year, with Carson City, Western Nevada and Lake Tahoe organizations getting a share of more than $600,000 in art program money.

NAC Arts Learning, Project and Partners in Excellence grants for fiscal year 2015 went to non-profit organizations and public institutions in 10 Nevada counties. Grants were awarded at the board meeting in May. Review panels convened in public meetings to evaluate the grant applications and recommend funding amounts for the board to consider.

Nevada Arts Council announces 2015 grant award recipients

The Nevada Arts Council announced its 2015 grant recipients for the year, with Carson City, Western Nevada and Lake Tahoe organizations getting a share of more than $600,000 in art program money.

NAC Arts Learning, Project and Partners in Excellence grants for fiscal year 2015 went to non-profit organizations and public institutions in 10 Nevada counties. Grants were awarded at the board meeting in May. Review panels convened in public meetings to evaluate the grant applications and recommend funding amounts for the board to consider.

Nevada 150 Events Held Throughout June

Many events are scheduled throughout the Silver State in the month of June. These Nevada 150 events help celebrate all things Nevada and bring awareness to the state’s 150th Anniversary of Statehood. The following are events held June 3 through June 15.

Nevada Prison Preservation Society achieves nonprofit status

The IRS has conferred nonprofit status on the Nevada State Prison Preservation Society, a significant step in the group’s effort to save the historic structure. The first donation to NSPPS under its designation as a public charity was made this week by Carson City Assemblyman Pete Livermore.

Livermore’s legislation in 2013 set the stage for planning by state agencies on the 152-year-old prison’s future as a historic site and museum, as well as possible uses for other buildings on the property.

Governor, lieutenant governor to attend Nevada Sesquicentennial third medallion first strike ceremony

On Friday, May 30, Gov. Brian Sandoval, Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki and Kirk Clausen from Wells Fargo, the official sponsor of the medallion program, will be joined by the Nevada 150 Commission and special guests, to strike Nevada’s third sesquicentennial silver medallion for the State’s 150th birthday celebration.

The third design, selected by elementary age students throughout Nevada, features some of the State’s most iconic landmarks including the “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign, the Reno Arch and Wendover Will with the Nevada Sesquicentennial logo on the back side.

Family Dance Party Benefits Children's Museum

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May 23, 2014 - 5:00pm

The Children's Museum of Northern Nevada hosts a Family Dance Party, Friday, May 23 at 5 p.m. Enjoy music with a live disc jockey, dancing, food truck, vendors, African drumming and more. Raise the roof while raising money for the museum, located at 813 N. Carson St. Admission is $5 and $15.

Family Dance Party

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May 23, 2014 (All day)

The Children's Museum of Northern Nevada in Carson City is hosting a family dance party. The evening will include a live DJ and African dance group- Anouaze Beat featuring Norbert Yao. The local food truck, Nevada Nosh will be selling sliders just outside of the museum. Tickets for the dance party are $5/person or $15/family. All ages are welcome but minors must be accompanied by an adult. $5 off One Year Memberships for attendees!

For more info call (775)884-2225 or visit www.cmnn.org

Nevada State Museum hosts Fremont Howitzer Recovery Team May 22

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May 22, 2014 - 6:30pm

John Wilusz, civil engineer and member of the Fremont Howitzer Recovery Team presents “Searching for Fremont’s Lost Cannon” at the Nevada State Museum in Carson City from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 22 as part of the Frances Humphrey Lecture Series.

Nevada State Museum program offers insight into John C. Fremont, topo mapping

Families are invited to a special Nevada State Museum program, “Exploring Topographical Maps,” from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 17 in Carson City. The activity continues the museum’s Family Fun Saturdays series, this time with a focus on helping children discover the beauty and intrigue of maps.

The program complements the museum’s sesquicentennial exhibit, “Finding Fremont: Pathfinder of the West,” on display through spring 2015.

Dayton Historical Society hosts 'Discover Gold in Nevada, Again' a Living History Event, Saturday

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May 17, 2014 - 9:00am

The Historical Society of Dayton Valley hosts “Discover Gold in Dayton, Again,” as part of the Nevada 150th celebration, Saturday, May 17 in Old Town Dayton. Everyone is invited to come celebrate the community’s “firsts."

It is the location of Nevada’s first gold discovery which took place in 1849. It was the Silver State’s first permanent settlement, founded in 1851 and is the site of Lyon County’s first courthouse, opened in 1864. It is also the site of Nevada’s first marriage and ironically, the first divorce, as well, Docent Lauri Emerich, said. “We have a lot to celebrate.”

Leisure Hour Club Meeting to Feature Speaker David Antonucci

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May 21, 2014 - 6:30pm

David C. Antonucci, author, historian and regional expert on Lake Tahoe, Mark Twain, and the Olympic Games at the Lake, will speak on “Fairest Picture – Mark Twain at Lake Tahoe”, the first and only book devoted solely to chronicling Mark Twain’s experiences in the Lake Tahoe region to the Carson City Leisure Hour Club on Wednesday, May 21.

Historic McKeen Car to run this weekend at Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City

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May 10, 2014 - 10:00am

The Nevada State Railroad Museum’s historical 1910 McKeen motor car, a National Historic Landmark, will carry passengers from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the museum, 2180 S. Carson St. in Carson City.

The McKeen motor car will operate for only four days in 2014; two of those days are this weekend. The event celebrates National Train Day, which is May 10.

This weekend, the McKeen will run every 30 minutes between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Rides are $8, $4 kids ages 4-11; free for children younger than 4.

Family Fun Saturday at the Nevada State Museum: Exploring Topographical Maps and Fremont

Green Valley Christian School students enjoy the Fremont exhibit
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May 17, 2014 (All day)

Looking for a fun, educational activity to enrich your Saturday? Discover Family Fun Saturdays at the Nevada State Museum.

Saturday, May 17 features Exploring Topographical Maps and the Fremont exhibit, from 10 am - 3 pm for ages ten and up. Discover how to read a topo map to plan hikes, understand the flow of water, and appreciate the rugged Nevada landscape; construct a hill using contour layers and learn how to read a compass.

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