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Dec 3rd, 2014 - Feb 27th, 2015
600 North Carson St.
Carson City, NV 89701

FEATURED EXHIBITS
Our Nevada Stories: Objects Found in Time is on display in the North Changing Gallery; learn about state symbols and Nevada minerals, see a model of the State Capitol, discover a beautiful historic quilt, the first known specimen of the North American Ice Age cheetah, original American Indian art, and artifacts of historic value to people and communities.

Finding Frémont: Pathfinder of the West , our Nevada Sesquicentennial Exhibit, is on display until spring 2015, in partnership with the Deschutes County Historical Society (Des Chutes Historical Museum), Bureau of Land Management (Oregon & Nevada), and U.S. Forest Service (Oregon, Nevada-California). Who was John C. Frémont? To some he was a villain, yet others see him as a hero and pioneer of Manifest Destiny who opened the West to settlement. Discover the legendary figure and discern his character for yourself. See "the Frémont cannon," the 1856 Frémont/Dayton presidential campaign flag, Frémont’s sword, original maps, 19th century surveying equipment, artifacts recovered from Frémont sites in OR and CA, and campsite photos by Loren Irving. Contact Gene Hattori: ghattori@nevadaculture.org or ext. 230.

PROGRAMS & SPECIAL EVENTS
December 2014
No lecture this month.

13   10:00 am – 3:00 pm: Family Fun Saturday:  Special Holiday Program, Pines are Fine. Make a pine needle angel to decorate your holiday tree and craft a holiday wreath out of cones. Learn how to tell a pine from a fir or spruce by      looking at their cones and needles. Discover one of our state trees, the Pinyon    Pine, a plant collected during John C. Frémont’s 2nd expedition. Find out what kinds of animals eat pine nuts and how American Indians gathered, stored, and processed nuts for food. No reservations needed; take your time and enjoy a variety of activities in both art and science. All ages welcome. Contact Deborah Stevenson at ext. 237 or dstevenson@nevadaculture.org

19   10:00 am and 1:30 pm: Behind-the-Scenes Tours in Natural History by George Baumgardner, PhD, featuring Plants and Animals of Nevada; for reservations, contact Deborah Stevenson at ext. 237.

25  Closed for Christmas Day. Enjoy the holiday! 

26   10:30 am – noon & 1:00 – 3:00 pm: Demonstration of Coin Press No. 1, by volunteer Ken Hopple in the Historic Carson City Mint building. For more
information, contact Robert Nylen at ext. 245. 

January 2015
1  Closed for New Years Day. Happy New Year!

10  10:00 am – 3:00 pm: Family Fun Saturday: Funky Fungi. Discover fungi, amazing organisms that are neither plants nor animals. Learn their symbiotic role in recycling nutrients and energy, how some are used for food and medicine, but others can be dangerous. Make a cute mushroom craft to take home; view an exciting animated PowerPoint presentation. No reservations needed. All ages welcome. Contact Deborah Stevenson:
dstevenson@nevadaculture.org

22  6:30 – 8:00 pm: Frances Humphrey Lecture Series: A Short History of Virginia City, a new release from the University of Nevada Press by Ron and Susan James; includes a book signing after the lecture.  Ron James was recently inducted into the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame and recognized for his strong connection to the state of Nevada and his significant contribution to the state’s literary culture. Early arrival recommended; doors open at 6 pm. Contact Deborah Stevenson at ext. 237.

30  10:00 am and 1:30 pm: Behind-the-Scenes Tours in Natural History by George Baumgardner, PhD, featuring Plants and Animals of Nevada;        
reservations required; contact Deborah Stevenson at ext. 237.

30  10:30 am – noon & 1:00 – 3:00 pm: Demonstration of Coin Press No. 1, by volunteer Ken Hopple in the Historic Carson City Mint building. For more information, contact Robert Nylen at ext. 245.

February 2015
7  10:00 am – 3:00 pm: Family Fun Saturday
: TBA. Contact Deborah        Stevenson at ext. 237.

10-11  9:00 am – 3:30 pm: Winter Volunteer Tour Guide Training.  No          experience necessary, but flexibility and people skills are a must! Includes A History of the Nevada State Museum, Part I and II by         Curator of History, Bob Nylen, plus a tour of the Marjorie Russell      Clothing & Textile Research Center by Jan Loverin, Curator of Clothing   & Textiles. Advanced registration required; contact Deborah             Stevenson: dstevenson@nevadaculture.org or ext. 237.

17-18:  9:00 am – 3:30 pm: Winter Volunteer Tour Guide Training, Week 2.
Free training in science, nature programs, and Discovery Lab for new and experienced guides. Learn fun and exciting projects that incorporate both art and science. Introducing Desert Adaptations by Dian Teigler and    Pat King. Advanced registration required; contact Deborah Stevenson:        dstevenson@nevadaculture.org or ext. 237.

26  6:30 – 8:00 pm: Frances Humphrey Lecture Series:  Nevadans: The   Spirit of the Silver State by Stanley Paher; includes a book signing after the lecture. Paher is a well-known Nevada writer and historian. His latest book aims to memorialize Nevada’s first 150 years of historical, economic, and cultural development, including many twists and turns.  From business and industry, to communication and transportation, politics and religion, Paher covers it all.  Early arrival recommended; doors open at 6 pm. Contact Deborah Stevenson at ext. 237.

27  10:00 am and 1:30 pm: Behind-the-Scenes Tours in Natural History by George Baumgardner, PhD, featuring Plants and Animals of Nevada;         reservations required; contact Deborah Stevenson at ext. 237.

27  10:30 am – noon & 1:00 – 3:00 pm: Demonstration of Coin Press
No. 1, by volunteer Ken Hopple in the Historic Carson City Mint building. For more information, contact Robert Nylen at ext. 245.

 

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