A new exhibit is open featuring the rifle found leaning against a tree
“The Forgotten Winchester” was found by Great Basin National Park staff in November 2014 leaning up against a tree in the middle of a forested area. Who did the rifle belong to? Why was it left there? And many other questions were inspired by the Forgotten Winchester. The rifle still has its serial number but the only information we know for certain is it was manufactured in 1882. Continue reading
SUMMER SEASON 2019 “IN THE SHADOWS”
– SATURDAY EVENINGS OPENING WALK – JUNE 1
ADDITIONAL EVENING WALKS: JUNE, 22, 29
JULY 6, 13, 20, AUGUST 17, 24, 31 @ 7 pm
(Please note earlier departure time in September)
SEPTEMBER 14, 21, 28 2019 @ 6 pm
Mark your calendar for the ALL DAY October Ghost Walk –
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Classic cars will come to downtown Minden on August 23-24 for a public event to raise restoration funds for the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park.
Lead sponsors of the event include Bently Heritage, Carson Valley Accounting, Horse Tales magazine, and Sorensen’s Resort. Proceeds benefit the 501(c)(3) non-profit Friends of Dangberg Home Ranch. Continue reading
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 minting of a medallion that commemorates the Nevada State Railroad Museum’s Coach 17. It is the only rail car still in existence that was present at the completion of the nation’s first transcontinental railroad at Promontory Summit in Utah. Continue reading
Something in the Wind, a free kite flying event, will take place at the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park on Saturday and Sunday, May 18 and 19 from 10 am to 3 pm both days.
Join us in our sixth year in celebration of the Washoe Zephyr as Something in the Wind features expert kite flyers Cameron and Reina Kauffman of CoolKiter.com. The Kauffmans will demonstrate several models of their large and unusual kites, as well as answer questions. The public is also welcome to bring kites to fly and learn from the visiting experts throughout both days. A limited number of kites will be available for purchase. Continue reading
Gina Chavez & Band
Saturday, May 18, 8pm
Free Conversation with the Artists – Saturday, May 18, 3pm
Gina Chavez blends the sounds of the Americas with tension and grace. A multi-ethnic Latin pop songstress, Chavez is a nine-time Austin Music Award winner – including 2015 Musician of the Year and Album of the Year for her sophomore release, Up.Rooted.
Chili on the Comstock returns to historic Virginia City
May 18-19, 2019
Sample a wide variety of chili from green to red, spicy to mild. Chili cooks competing in Chili on the Comstock are vying for a spot at the International Chili Society World Finals. Tasting packages start at $5 for four tastings. Continue reading
V&T Coach 17
The completion of the transcontinental railroad in the spring of 1869 changed America forever, dramatically reducing the time and cost for people and goods to move across country and accelerating the western expansion of the industrial revolution.
This spring, the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City will unveil a major new exhibit: “The Transcontinental Railroad: What a Difference it Made”. The centerpiece of the new exhibit is the only railroad car still in existence that was at Promontory the day the railroads came together – a milestone day in the history of the country. Continue reading
The Reno Rodeo is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2019 and the Nevada Historical Society is tipping its cap to the city’s longest running special event with a new exhibit.
On Wednesday, May 15, the Historical Society will unveil, “Reno Rodeo: 100 Years of the Wildest Richest Rodeo in the West.” Continue reading
SELECTED WORKS BY WEDGE CERAMIC STUDIO ARTISTS
April 6 – July 13 Continue reading