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Nevada State Museum

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600 North Carson Street
Carson City, NV 89701 United States
775-687-4810http://museums.nevadaculture.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=486&Itemid=406

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February 2016

Frances Humphrey Lecture Series: J.W. and Annie Davis: Their Riveting Lives

February 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Frances Humphrey Lecture Series: J.W. and Annie Davis: Their Rivoting Lives by Kathleen P. Clemence, Geneologist. As the well-known inventor of riveted work pants, much has been written about Jacob William "JW" Davis, some fact and some fiction. Having followed numerous paper trails, Clemence will present the true story of Davis and his family, based on documented evidence. Weaving the intricate threads of Davis’ compelling life story, Clemence will discuss his journey from Russia through the Canadian wilderness and on…

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Behind-the-Scenes Tours in Natural History

February 26 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm

Behind-the-Scenes Tours in Natural History by George Baumgardner, PhD, featuring Plants and Animals of Nevada; reservations required; contact Deborah Stevenson at ext. 237.

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March 2016
$8

Family Fun Saturday: Flowers! @ the Nevada State Museum

March 12 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Discover a wild new science program introducing Desert Peach, Bitterbrush, Lupine, Indian Paintbrush, Wooly Mule Ears, Arrow-Leaf Balsamroot, and more! Learn the parts of a flower and how to press plants, make a 3-D flower in a frame, sketch or paint your favorite flowers, and get maps for local wildflower walks. No reservations needed. Best suited for ages 8 and up, but all ages are welcome. For more information, contact nsmeducation@nevadaculture.org or ext. 237.

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$8

Frances Humphrey Lecture Series: The Battle Born History of the USS Nevada

March 24 @ 6:30 pm

by Judge Chuck Weller. The month marks the 100th birthday of the USS Nevada, BB-36, commissioned March 11, 1916. Manufactured by Fore Shipbuilding Company, the USS Nevada served in both world wars and proved to be almost unsinkable. Judge Weller will offer a review of the US Navy’s fighting ships named for the State with emphasis on the battleship USS Nevada, BB 36, on the 100th anniversary of its commissioning. Contact Bob Nylen, Curator of History: rnylen@nevadaculture.org or ext. 245.

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Behind-the-Scenes Tours in Natural History @ the Nevada State Museum

March 25 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm

by George Baumgardner, PhD, featuring Plants and Animals of Nevada; reservations required; contact George Baumgardner at ext. 236.

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April 2016
$8

Family Fun Saturday: Fun with Butterflies

April 9 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

This is a popular spring program for younger children between the ages of 4 and 8, but older kids also love making a “butterfly in a chrysalis” craft to take home, learning about the life cycle of a butterfly, exploring differences between butterflies and moths, and looking at butterfly wings under a microscope in the lab. Participants also learn the parts of an insect and why a spider is not an insect. No reservations necessary. Contact the education office: nsmeducation@nevadaculture.org or ext. 237.

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$8

Frances Humphrey Lecture Series: A History of the Silver State

April 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

by Michael Green, Associate Professor of History at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Green will discuss the history of Nevada from the earliest explorers to mining, tourism, and economic diversification; the program also includes a book signing. One of the themes explored in Green’s book is the role of luck, especially in regard to mining and gambling. He also covers exploitation of the land and natural resources, political forces and corruption, and citizens’ often tumultuous relationship with the federal government. Contact Bob Nylen, Curator of History:…

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$8

Behind-the-Scenes Tours in Natural History

April 29 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm

by George Baumgardner, PhD, featuring Plants and Animals of Nevada; reservations required; contact George Baumgardner at ext. 236.

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