Holiday Decorations

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas here at the Museum! Our staff has finished decorating our exhibits, so come by and take a look!

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…

Kennedy Assassination

59 years ago today, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, shocking the nation. However, the prior year had its share of upheavals. To learn more about this turbulent time, visit our Swingin’ 60s exhibit!

Native American Heritage Month – Water Jugs

We mentioned earlier that baskets can be waterproofed with pine pitch, so we wanted to show off some examples of Paiute water jugs! The base of the jug on the left has a traditional pointed tip, which helps prevent spills. As settlers arrived, many Paiute weavers started creating flat-bottomed jugs, mimicking those settlers brought.