Derby Dam Construction

99 years ago today, construction on Derby Dam began. This structure, 30 miles west of Fernley on I-80, diverts water from the Truckee River to the Carson River. To learn more about Derby Dam and the entire Newlands Project, visit the museum!

It’s Bat Appreciation Month!

October is Bat Appreciation Month! Bats, of course, help our ecosystem by being amazing insect-eaters, but did you know they also played a vital role in archaeology in Churchill County? Visit the museum to find out how!

Museum Opening at 10:30 Today!

We’re learning! Our staff is undergoing professional development this morning, so we may be opening later than usual. Expect us to have everything up and running by 10:30!

Happy Birthday, VFW!

Today in 1899, the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) was founded in Columbus, OH. Today, there are chapters all over the country, including right here in Fallon. This picture is the VFW’s entry in the 1980 Labor Day parade!

Hispanic Heritage Month – Sugar Beets

Many of the earliest Mexican people in Churchill County were farm workers. They came here in 1911 with East Asian workers to help grow sugar beets and share their knowledge of beet cultivation. Sadly, a fungus wiped out the first crop, and the industry never recovered. #hispanicheritagemonth