New Years Eve Gala – Mad Hatter’s Ball

2022 will soon end, so we’re getting ready for our New Year’s Eve gala! This year’s theme is the Mad Hatter’s Ball & Auction, and tickets are now available at the Churchill County Museum! Tickets must be purchased ahead of time. Contact us for details.  

Holiday Open House on 12/17!

Mark your calendars! Our annual holiday open house will be Saturday, December 17th. We’ll have crafts and light refreshments starting at 12:30 and a performance by the delightful Tintabulations Handbell Ensemble at 1 pm. We hope to see you all there!

Tree Lighting Tonight

Today is the annual Christmas Tree Lighting! This Fallon tradition is nearly 100 years old and such a highlight of the year we made it the first mural in the “Our Communities, Our Stories” project. Tonight is your only chance to participate in this event until next year, so make sure to head downtown tonight!

Frozen Fallon Exhibit Now Open

Our winter exhibit, “Frozen Fallon: Churchill County as a Winter Wonderland” is open! This photo show features many corners of Churchill County from the early 1900s to the 1980s. You can also share your favorite winter activity on a bulletin board in the back. Be sure to stop by!

Native American Heritage Month – Dance Regalia

Today is the last day of #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth. We’ve been focusing on pre-contact material culture, it’s important to remember that Indigenous people & cultures are still very much alive and fully modern, so today we have Alissa Dick’s dance regalia from the early 2000s. This outfit is also an example of shared culture, as buckskin dresses…

Buckland Station

Though Buckland Station (pictured here) is in Lyon County today, on November 29, 1861 it became Churchill County’s seat. Fallon is Churchill County’s 4th county seat, which it has been since 1904.

Mystery Monday – Boys on a Train

Are these normal boys on a tiny train, or giant boys on a normal-sized train from far away? We don’t know. We do know these boys are related to the Kents and the photo was taken in Santa Cruz around 1910, but we’re not sure about their names. Can you help us?