Off to the Races

Pictured below is a racing car designed and built by A.D. Drumm Jr. in 1923. It weighed 800lbs and could reach up to 100 mph. If you want to learn more about Andy Drumm and his love of cars, drive over to the Churchill County Museum.

Volunteers

Since its opening in 1968, the Churchill County Museum has been fortunate to have a number of dedicated volunteers. Pictured below are Ruth Wightman, Ruth Bianchi, Anna Basey Olson, and an unknown man, painting rocks for an exhibit in 1980. If you are interested in volunteering at the CCM, you can fill out our volunteer…

I Want to Ride My Bicycle

The Penny-farthing, also known as a high wheel, high wheeler or ordinary, was the first machine to be called a “bicycle”. The Churchill County Museum happens to have a penny-farthing on display if you ever wanted to contemplate how and where you would ride one.

Happy 4th of July!

Did you get out and enjoy the parade yesterday? What about yesteryear? This is one of our favorite floats, put on by Churchill County Telephone and Telegraph (Now CC Comm). Our country turns 245 today, so there’s a lot of celebrations to remember! What’s your favorite Independence Day memory? Churchill County Telephone and Telegraph System…

Medal of Honor

Have you ever seen a Medal of Honor up close? There have only been 3,527 Medals of Honor awarded since the tradition started in 1863. The Churchill County Museum is honored to have the one posthumously awarded to Bruce Van Voorhis after his courageous service in WWII. Below is pictured his mother, Lillie Van Voorhis,…