Gray, Reid, & Co.

Have you ever looked up at this building and seen the “Gray, Reid, & Co.” sign painted on the side? Well on this day in 1916, this general store opened. They sold clothes, groceries, hardware, and other goods for many years.

Happy National Twilight Zone Day!

 Imagine, if you will, a world in which you can walk through time and learn about the past and the people that lived there, and where there are plenty of hands-on activities to help with learning. Welcome to the Museum Zone. (Happy National Twilight Zone Day from CCM!)

Immigration and the Census

On this day in 1843, the first Japanese Immigrant, 14-year-old Manjiro, arrived in the United States. The first Japanese immigrants arrived in Churchill County sometime between 1890 and 1900, and many of them worked as laborers. To learn more about immigration trends, make an appointment to come in and view our census records!

Water, Water Everywhere Exhibit Now Open

We’ve completed our pop-up exhibit on our community’s current high water situation! The exhibit talks about floods past and present and places them in the context of our watershed. Stop by the museum to take a look!

Lahontan Cutthroat Trout

Did you know our state fish, the Lahontan Cutthroat Trout, is one of only three species known to be fur-bearing? These fish sprout their coats this time of year so they can make it up the Truckee river and spawn before other species, giving their young a headstart.* *While our staff has fun with April…