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:
Right near the entrance to our museum, visitors now have the chance to visit Hidden Cave any time through the power of virtual reality! This exhibit contains multiple interactive components, artifacts recovered from Hidden Cave, and two different ways to virtually explore the cave. Visitors must be at least 6 years old to use VR.
Footprints in Time
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, 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.
Dam! Technology and the Newlands Project
Our newest temporary exhibit highlights the history of irrigation in Churchill County from the 1800s to today through a lens of technology.
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!