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Reception kicks off significant new exhibit on Fremont for Sesquicentennial celebration at Nevada State Museum

Event Date: 
January 29, 2014 - 5:00pm

He described and mapped the Oregon Trail, was the Republican Party’s first presidential candidate, and served as California’s military governor in 1847.

Museums share Nevada’s great stories as yearlong 150th birthday celebration kicks off

From the relics of Nevada’s first hilltop exploration in the 1800s to steam locomotives and 21st century archeological discoveries, Nevada State Museums cover the state’s stories and care for historical objects for generations. To honor Nevada Day and the state’s 150th birthday kickoff, Nevada state museums offer free admission and celebrations across the state Friday, Oct. 25.

Show me the money? Nevada State Museum event delivers the goods Aug. 23-24

Event Date: 
August 23, 2013 (All day)

Who doesn't like to collect money? Whether it is a rare Double Eagle $20 piece from the 1800s, an Indian Head Penny or a Nevada Day special medallion, the Carson City Mint Coin Show and Fair will help fill the hole in any coin collection.

Dozens of dealers will buy, sell, trade and offer their expertise with free appraisals during the two-day event Aug. 23 and 24, held this year at both the Nevada State Museum and the Carson Nugget.

Free day at Nevada State Museum in Carson City includes glimpse of Fremont Cannon

Event Date: 
July 20, 2013 - 8:30am

With a sneak peak at an exhibit honoring Western explorer John C. Fremont, the Nevada State Museum in Carson City will celebrate free admission day from 8:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, July 20.

1,000 Ounce silver ingot for NV150 coins now on display at Nevada State Museum

A 1,000 ounce bar of silver mined from 4,000 tons of Nevada ore is a rarity by far, but visitors to the Nevada State Museum in Carson City can catch a glimpse of the spectacular ingot now on display in preparation for the state’s 150th birthday party.

Site of the historic U.S. Mint, the museum still operates the original Coin Press No. 1 on the last Friday of each month. When the bar is melted into 1000 1-ounce round medallions, the celebrated press will stamp commemorative editions, with the “CC” mint mark, honoring the state’s sesquicentennial which is Nevada Day, 2014.

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