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Nov 3rd, 2014 - Jan 29th, 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
November 2014
8  10:00 am – 4:00 pm: Special Event:  El Día de los Muertos or Day of the Dead.
A safe, fun way to honor our loved ones who have passed away; crafts for      all ages, spectacular folkloric dancers, bilingual stories, colorful displays, face- painting, video, and lecture. No reservations needed. Contact Deborah Stevenson: dstevenson@nevadaculture.org or ext. 237.

20 6:30 – 7:30 pm: Frances Humphrey Lecture Series:  The Mysterious Snow Plant by Pat King, PhD. Rediscover the amazing adaptations of the snow plant, one of the botanical specimens collected by John C. Frémont’s team on their 1843-44 expedition crossing the Sierras. Early arrival recommended; doors open at 6 pm. Contact Deborah Stevenson at ext. 237.

21 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  Closed for Thanksgiving. Enjoy the holiday!

28 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.

December 2014
No lecture this month.

13  10:00 am – 3:00 pm: Family Fun Saturday: Pines are Fine. Make a pine needle angel to decorate your holiday tree. 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. Tickets available at 9 am. 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. No reservations needed. 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. 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.

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