Marzen House Museum
25 Marzen Ln.
Lovelock, Nevada 89419
The charming community of Lovelock is home to an array of small town wonders and historical sites. It’s one of the few places where couples, families and friends can lock their love in the ancient Chinese tradition, and it’s also the site of the historic Pershing County Marzen House Museum. The museum is dedicated to preserving relics and artifacts pertaining to the rich history of Pershing County. The two-story Marzen House was built in 1874 as the showplace home of a wealthy local rancher. Today, visitors to the fully restored structure will find it filled with a wonderful array of artifacts from Lovelock’s early days.
The Marzen House Museum features antique mining equipment, including several large-scale pieces that can be found on the museum grounds, vintage home fixtures and other antiquities from pioneer homes, relics and artifacts dating back to the region’s earliest Native American inhabitants, and a display dedicated to the Immigrant Trail. One of the museum’s most interesting displays is a representation of an Indian cave known locally as the Lovelock Cave. The Marzen House Museum also features a selection of personal items from the town’s most famous person, former Lovelock resident Edna Purviance. The silent-movie actress appeared in many early movies alongside Charlie Chaplin.
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