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Jun 26 - Aug 29th, 2014
1:30 - 9:30am
600 North Carson St.
Carson City, NV 89701

FEATURED EXHIBITS
Our Nevada Stories: Objects Found in Time is on display in the North Changing Gallery; learn about state symbols and Nevada minerals, see a model of the State Capitol, discover a beautiful historic quilt, the first known specimen of the North American Ice Age cheetah, original American Indian art, and artifacts of historic value to people and communities.
Finding Frémont: Pathfinder of the West , our Nevada Sesquicentennial Exhibit, is on display until spring 2015, in partnership with the Deschutes County Historical Society (Des Chutes Historical Museum), Bureau of Land Management (Oregon & Nevada), and U.S. Forest Service (Oregon, Nevada-California). Who was John C. Frémont? To some he was a villain, yet others see him as a hero and pioneer of Manifest Destiny who opened the West to settlement. Discover the legendary figure and discern his character for yourself. See "the Frémont cannon," the 1856 Frémont/Dayton presidential campaign flag, Frémont’s sword, original maps, 19th century surveying equipment, artifacts recovered from Frémont sites in OR and CA, and campsite photos by Loren Irving. Contact Gene Hattori: ghattori@nevadaculture.org or ext. 230.
PROGRAMS & SPECIAL EVENTS
June 2014
26 6:30 – 8:00 pm: Frances Humphrey Lecture Series: The History of Nature Journaling by Nevada artist and naturalist Sharon Schafer. Learn how naturalists record their observations though notes and sketches to make a lasting connection to the natural world and how the science of journaling has evolved into an art form all its own. Doors open at 6 pm. For more information contact Deborah at ext. 237.

27 10:00 am and 1:30 pm: Behind-the-Scenes Tours in Natural History by George Baumgardner, PhD, featuring Plants and Animals of Nevada; for reservations, contact Deborah Stevenson at ext. 237.

27 10:30 am – noon & 1:00 – 3:00 pm: Demonstration of Coin Press No. 1 , by volunteer Ken Hopple in the Historic Carson City Mint building. For more information, contact Robert Nylen at ext. 245.

28 10:00 – 3:00 pm: Family Fun Saturday: Nature Journaling. Learn how to observe and appreciate the natural world through nature journaling. Professional wildlife artist and naturalist, Sharon Schafer will share her secrets and teach you simple techniques to start your own journal of field notes and sketches; 30 minute sessions; ages 8 and up; choose your time slot. Tickets available starting at 9 am. Contact Deborah: dstevenson@nevadaculture.org or ext. 237.

29 10:00 – 3:00 pm: Field Sketching for adults , by Sharon Schafer, limit 12. Learn how to see the natural world with fresh eyes and record your observations using field sketching techniques. Schafer will share her talent and passion for her two loves: art and nature. Her excellence as a wildlife painter has been recognized by both the international Society of Animal Artists and Artists for Conservation. $35 fee includes materials. Class size is limited so advanced registration is required. Contact Deborah: dstevenson@nevadaculture.org or ext. 237
July 2014
12 10:00 am – 3:00 pm: Family Fun Saturday: Water in Nevada, ages ten and up. Learn about the Carson City watershed and how water is used in our state. Discover how to read maps to understand the flow of water and locate major features in the local landscape; conduct scientific experiments related to the properties of water. Choose your 30-minute time slot in art of science or both. Tickets available at 9 am. Contact Deborah Stevenson at ext. 237.
24 6:30 – 7:30 pm: Frances Humphrey Lecture Series: Frémont: Finding the Path first-person costumed interpretation by actor Alastair Morley Jaques. Early arrival recommended; doors open at 6 pm. Contact Deborah Stevenson at ext. 237.
25 10:30 am – noon & 1:00 – 3:00 pm: Demonstration of Coin Press No. 1, by volunteer Ken Hopple in the Historic Carson City Mint building. For more information, contact Robert Nylen at ext. 245.
25-26 John C. Frémont Symposium: two days of lectures and presentations related to the explorer known as "the Pathfinder" and a panel discussion about his "lost cannon" by renowned journalists, historians, archaeologists, and scholars. Fee: $100 includes refreshments, Friday lunch, and Saturday evening dinner/entertainment in the Nevada Room of the Governor’s Mansion. Advanced registration is required by June 30. Contact Deborah Stevenson: dstevenson@nevadaculture.org or ext. 237 or click for the agenda and registration materials.
August 2014
22 9:30 am – 4:30 pm: Carson City Mint Coin Show and Fair; education fair with lectures, displays, and kid’s activities at the museum and coin show with 28 dealers across the street at the Carson Nugget; special 1/2 price admission of $4 per adult gets you into both locations for the day. Contact Deborah Stevenson: dstevenson@nevadaculture.org
23 9:30 am – 4:00 pm: Carson City Mint Coin Show and Fair; education fair with lectures, displays, and kid’s activities at the museum and coin show with 28 dealers across the street at the Carson Nugget; special 1/2 price admission of $4 per adult gets you into both locations for the day. Contact Deborah Stevenson: dstevenson@nevadaculture.org
28 6:30 – 7:30 pm: Frances Humphrey Lecture Series: Cowboy Poetry: "The Pride ‘N’ Spirit O’ Nevada by Tony Argento. Early arrival recommended; doors open at 6 pm. Contact Deborah Stevenson at ext. 237.
29 10:30 am – noon & 1:00 – 3:00 pm: Demonstration of Coin Press No. 1, by volunteer Ken Hopple in the Historic Carson City Mint building. For more information, contact Robert Nylen at ext. 245.
29 10:00 am and 1:30 pm: Behind-the-Scenes Tours in Natural History by George Baumgardner, PhD, featuring Plants and Animals of Nevada; for reservations, contact Deborah Stevenson at ext. 237

 

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