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Mar 26th, 2015 - Jun 25th, 2015
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600 North Carson St.
Carson City
NV
89701
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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, historic clothing and textiles, the first known specimen of the North American Ice Age cheetah, original American Indian art, and artifacts of historic value to people and communities.

PROGRAMS & SPECIAL EVENTS

April 2015

9 5:00 – 7:30 pm: Reception and Program Honoring the Life and Accomplishments of Senator William J. Raggio (1926—2012). View an exhibit of seldom seen collections from Senator Raggio’s early life; free and open to the public. For more information, contact Holly Payson at ext. 222.

11 10:00 am – 3:00 pm: Family Fun Saturday: Nevada Wildflowers, a wild new science program introducing some colorful characters that you will likely encounter on walks this spring: Desert Peach, Bitterbrush, Lupine, Indian Paintbrush, Wooly Mule Ears, Arrow-Leaf Balsamroot, Globemallow, Penstemon, Phlox, and more! Discover science and art activities the whole family can enjoy. Learn the parts of a flower and how to press plants, make a 3-D flower in a frame, sketch or paint your favorite flowers, and get maps for local wildflower walks. No reservations needed. Best suited for ages 8 and up but all ages are welcome. Contact Deborah Stevenson at ext. 237.

23 6:30 – 8:00 pm: Frances Humphrey Lecture Series: Geothermal Features

of Yellowstone, Iceland, and Nevada by Chip Carroon, PhD. Experience stunning photography matched with science! Carroon, a retired geologist, photographer, and world traveler, offers a photographic and scientific view into the geothermal features of Yellowstone, Iceland, and Nevada; geothermal features of these locations are surprisingly similar. You are invited to a tour through some of the most fascinating geothermal and volcanic features close to home and in distant destinations. Early arrival recommended; doors open at 6 pm. Contact Deborah Stevenson at ext. 237.

24 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.

24 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.

May 2015

2 1:00 – 3:00 pm: Family Fun Saturday: Young Chautauqua. Discover a fun, engaging way to learn history. Watch young performers bring these historical characters to life: Osa Johnson, Robert Baden-Powell, John Muir, Amelia Earhart, Anne Frank, and Coco Chanel. No reservations needed but early arrival is recommended. All ages welcome. This program is provided in partnership with Nevada Humanities, which receives funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities, NV Energy, the Robert Z. Hawkins Foundation, individual donors, parent and community volunteers, and many other community partners. Contact Deborah Stevenson at ext. 237.

28 6:30 – 7:30 pm: Frances Humphrey Lecture Series: Andean Prehistory: The Archaeology of Ancient Civilizations in Peru by Hal Starratt, PhD, Anthropology Professor at Western Nevada College. This program goes beyond the Incan culture to explore the Moché civilization that flourished for 800 years in the first millennium AD. This lesser known but abundant cultural area stretched for 500 miles, encompassing several river systems and many large cities in the arid coastal plain along the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy superb photography! Early arrival recommended; doors open at 6 pm. This program is provided in celebration of Archaeological Awareness and Historic Preservation Month in partnership with Western Nevada College and the State Historic Preservation Office; Contact Deborah Stevenson

at ext. 237.

29 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.

29 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.

June 2015

13 10:00 am – 3:00 pm: Family Fun Saturday: Basketmaking Workshop and Under One Sky Tours. Limited to 15 participants, ages 10 and up. Make a basket using either the coiling or twining method. Advanced registration by June 5 required; $10 material fee per participant, plus regular admission fee; children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

25 6:30 – 8:00 pm: Frances Humphrey Lecture Series: Follow the Money by Gary Brechin, PhD. Learn how Comstock mining revenue built San Francisco. Brechin is the author of Imperial San Francisco, a book that shows how San Francisco built itself up by "ravaging the hinterlands—the Sierra Nevada during the Gold Rush, the Central Valley during its quest for water and wealth, and the Bay itself, poisoned by the toxic waste from its vision of itself as an imperial city." Brechin, an historical geographer, is currently a visiting scholar in the University of California Berkeley’s Department of Geography and founder and project scholar of the Living New Deal Project. Early arrival recommended; doors open at 6 pm. Contact Deborah Stevenson at ext. 237.

26 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.

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