Long Term Exhibits


The Churchill County Museum has a wide variety of long-term exhibits that reflect key themes in the history and prehistory in Churchill County. Our exhibits are too numerous to list, so here’s some key highlights:

Stillwater/40-Mile Desert Diorama

A large diorama depicting that depicts Stillwater Marsh and the Forty Mile Desert at the time white settlement was beginning in the Lahontan Valley. It blends the natural beauty of the marsh, an authentically recreated Toi-Ticutta, or Stillwater Paiute, home (main image), and the difficulties the pioneers faced when crossing the desert.

Early Churchill County

Several period rooms show domestic changes in Churchill County, from the rugged homes of the early pioneers to established mid-century homes in a thriving town.

Themed Mini-Exhibits

Smaller exhibit cases show specific stories, such as the Pony Express and Prohibition.

Annex and Transportation Collection

The Western Annex, contains a steamroller used on Lahontan Dam, a vintage school bus, and historic firetrucks used in Churchill County.  

We are moving into a period of significant renovations, so be sure to check back in to see the new long-term exhibits going up!