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Carson City, Nevada

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Carson City Historical Society

1207 North Carson Street
P.O. Box 1864
Carson City, NV 89702
Phone: (775) 882-5694
Fax: (775) 882-5694
Email: carsonhistory@cchistorical.org
Website: http://cchistorical.org/

The Carson City Historical Society (formerly the Nevada Landmarks Society) is located at the Roberts House Museum, 1207 North Carson Street, Carson City, Nevada. The society offers the Carson City Historical Series Lectures at the Carson City Library.

Carson City Library

900 North Roop Street
Carson City, NV 89701
Phone: (775) 887-2244
Email: sfjones@clan.lib.nv.us
Website: http://carsoncitylibrary.org/

(Nevada’s Capitol City library is presently preparing plans to build a new, expanded facility.)

The Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada

813 North Carson Street
Carson City, NV 89701
Phone: (775) 884-2226
Fax: (775) 884-2226
Email: info@cmnn.org
Website: http://www.cmnn.org/

The Children's Museum of Northern Nevada, Inc., is dedicated to providing education and entertainment—"edutainment"—to children and families in the greater Carson City community. The museum provides exhibits and programs that focus on the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities. Our exhibits and programs are based on Nevada educational standards, current and historical culture, or kinetic movement; and entertain youth ages two to teen and their families.

Incline Village and Crystal Bay Historical Society

969 Tahoe Boulevard
Incline Village, NV 89451
Website: http://tahoehistory.org/

Mission: To collect, preserve and present the history of Incline Village and Crystal Bay and the Tahoe region to the community and its visitors in ways which engage, educate and entertain, expanding the collective appreciation of our heritage and celebrating our pride of place.

Vision: To provide the opportunity for people of all ages to appreciate how our history affects their lives and their future.

Nevada State Capitol

101 North Carson Street
Carson City, NV 89701
Website: http://onlinenevada.org/nevada_state_capitol_building

The Nevada State Capitol is the capitol building of the State of Nevada. The building was constructed in the Neoclassical Italianate style between 1869 and 1871. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. It is also Nevada Historical Marker number 25.

For more than 50 years, all three parts of the state government were housed in the Capitol. The Supreme Court met here until 1937, when it relocated into an adjacent building, and the Nevada Legislature met here until 1971, when it relocated to its new Legislative Building just south of the Capitol. Every Nevada governor except the first has had his office in the capitol. Nowadays, the Capitol continues to serve the Governor, and contains historical exhibits on the second floor.

Nevada State Library and Archives

100 North Stewart Street
Carson City, NV 89701
Phone: (775) 684-3360
Fax: (775) 684-3330
Website: http://nsla.nevadaculture.org/

The Nevada State Library and Archives serves as the foundation of Nevada democracy by providing full access to a range of information services that enhance the quality of life for all and center on creating an educated and enlightened citizenry while supporting the best interests of the state of Nevada. In support of this mission, the agency serves government, libraries, business, and citizens by providing a range of information services.

Nevada State Museum, Carson City

600 North Carson Street
Carson City, NV 89701
Phone: (775) 687-4810
Fax: (775) 687-4168
Website: http://nvculture.org/nevadastatemuseumcarsoncity/

The Nevada State Museum in Carson City celebrates the state's natural and cultural history and featuring the historic Carson City Mint. Recently expanded and renovated, the museums has exhibits such as the Mint; "The Changing Earth" geological exhibit; a Columbian Mammoth; the Native American exhibit "Under One Sky;" historic slot machines; the USS Nevada Battleship Silver Service; and the museum’s renowned underground mine exhibit.

Nevada State Railroad Museum

2180 South Carson Street
Carson City, NV 89701
Phone: (775) 687-6953
Fax: (775) 687-8294
Website: http://nvculture.org/nevadastaterailroadmuseumcarsoncity/

The Nevada State Railroad Museum preserves the railroad heritage of Nevada, including locomotives and cars of the famous Virginia & Truckee Railroad and other railroads of the Silver State. Many were bought from Hollywood studios, where they were made famous in movies and television shows. Among 65 locomotives and cars in the collection, 40 were built before 1900, and 31 pieces that operated on the V & T Railroad.

Museum activities consist of operation of historic railroad equipment, including train rides, handcar rides, lectures, an annual railroad history symposium, changing exhibits, and a variety of special events. The Museum also has an ongoing research and restoration program.




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