Nevada State Museum
On October 31, 1864, after thousands of years as a sacred home to indigenous people, Nevada became the 36th state to enter the union. At the time of its statehood, Nevada boomed with a promise of riches from the Comstock. Over the past 150 years, countless Nevadans have lived, worked, learned and played in a state rich with history, culture and the promise of opportunity. The Nevada State museums are the “keeper’s” of Nevada’s heritage assets. Through a variety of exhibits and environments focusing on natural, cultural and industrial history you will learn the of the challenges and the risks and rewards humans have faced in settling and developing the Silver State. Come celebrate Nevada and learn about its rich, diverse past.