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Nevada Historical Society
Museum Artifact Collection

Christine Johnson
Curator of Artifacts and Education


775-688-1190 ext. 231

The museum artifact collection continues to actively seek objects for the permanent and educational collections. Collection materials of interest include textiles, Nevada art, decorative arts, household accessories including dishware, mining minerals and equipment, Nevada fossils, Native American objects, toys, ceremonial artifacts, military and fraternal equipment and regalia.

Many of the Society's finest artifacts can be seen in the permanent and temporary exhibits. The permanent exhibition on Nevada history illustrates the highlights of the state's history, including the lives of the earliest inhabitants of the Great Basin, the desert stretches of the Immigrant Trail, the Comstock era, the effects of Nevada's liberal marriage and divorce laws, and the rise of the gambling industry. Temporary exhibitions are short term displays exploring topics relating to Nevada History.

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One of the Society's beautiful Datsolalee baskets pictured in this image is on display.