Museum showcase spotlights cultural diversity
Museums from around the state will converge on the Nevada State Museum in Carson City on Tuesday, March 19 for the 2019 Nevada Museum Showcase. The day-long event—a partnership between the Nevada Division of Museums and History and the Nevada Museums Association—is free and open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The event brings together museums large and small from around the Silver State for an opportunity to promote and celebrate Nevada’s rich cultural landscape. Participating museums will set up booths throughout the Nevada State Museum for visitors to discover, and each will offer information about their museum as well as some hands-on activities.
Museums scheduled to participate include:
Lost City Museum, the National Atomic Testing Museum, Fort Churchill State Historic Park and Buckland Station, Nevada Historical Society, Wilbur D. May Museum, the W.M. Keck Earth Science and Mineral Engineering Museum, Northeastern Nevada Museum, Nevada State Railroad Museum, Fleischmann Planetarium, Tonopah Mining Park, Natural History Museum, Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park, Las Vegas Springs Preserve, Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center, Nevada State Museum, Children’s Museum of Las Vegas, The History of Medicine Museum, Fourth Ward School, Dayton Valley Historical Society and Comstock Foundation and the Nevada Museum of Art.
The Nevada State Museum’s famous Coin Press No. 1 will be in operation all day long as part of the showcase’s celebration of history and culture.
The Nevada State Museum is located at 600 N. Carson St. in Carson City. For additional information, contact Garrett Barmore, at 775-784-4528 or email to [email protected].