Museum Closed Today and Tomorrow

Churchill County Museum will be closed today (Wednesday, March 17) and tomorrow (Thursday, March 18) due to necessary renovations for an upcoming permanent exhibit. We’re not very subtle with our graphics here.

Peggy Reynolds Renken Oral History

Everyone is probably conceptually aware of wells, but if you live in town you might not be familiar with well drilling and the concerns associated with that. Peggy Renken, this week’s oral history subject, was the daughter of a well-driller and explains her father’s trade. Take a listen here!

Can you hear me now?

On this day 145 years ago, the very first telephone call was made. Alexander Graham Bell called his assistant, Thomas Watson on March 10th, 1876. The first words ever transmitted were “Mr. Watson, come here. I want to see you.” Churchill County, of course, didn’t get the telephone for several more years. This switchboard was…

Mario Recanzone Oral History

Being an agricultural community, we hear a lot about farmers and ranchers in these oral histories. Today we’re looking at a slightly different aspect of Churchill County – The legal side. Mario Recanzone was a district judge in Fallon for many years, and you can hear about his career here!

We are open!

The roads may be closed, but we are open! You can get to the museum through our business access located on West Tolas Place. Starting Today (3/2/2021), our hours will be 10a.m to 5p.m. Tuesday – Saturday and 10a.m. to 3p.m. on Sunday. (We are still closed on Mondays). Want a visual guide? Check out…