Don’t Miss the Last Lecture of the Series!

Tuesday, October 15, 6 PM at Churchill County Museum Harold’s Club was not the first nor the oldest casino in Reno. In 1935, the Smith Family opened a small, hole-in-the-wall small gaming establishment at 136 North Virginia St. This booming establishment operated until selling in 1970. The Smith family’s place in Nevada history started with a…

The Lecture Series Continues

In 1859, Virginia City was a new mining camp on the slopes of Mount Davidson. By 1875, Virginia City had grown into a metropolitan, industrialized city with several mines, over 40 mills, and close to 30,000 residents. In this talk, we will discuss how Virginia City made this meteoritic rise and what it would have…

All the Cool People Wear History Soxs !

  Stop in to purchase your new history sox.  There are Snowshoe Sox, Roadside America Sox, and Chicken Sox.  ( There would be Earthquake Sox, but the Director can’t spell — those will arrive later)  Only $10 a pair.  That’s $9 if you are a  member.

Wear Our History on your Feet!

Our  History  Sox are available at the Museum Store. Only $10 Remember the Museum Store has a sale 20% off on most items for Museum Members 10% off for Non-Members in November and December. Our Christmas Tree Sox celebrate the first Fallon Christmas Tree in 1929. There are Cantaloupe Sox, Aviatrix Sox, and Hang in There…

Smashed Pennies make a Great Gift

You can make your own souvenir pennies with four designs:  Our Museum Logo, Churchill County Logo, Route 50 and Pony Express Logos.  Only 50 cents plus a penny each. Collect and trade them with your friends!  The Museum Store also has penny passports for sale.

National Nut Day

It’s National Nut Day! There is nut’n better than nuts. Just know that you peCAN do a-nut-thing and today is your day to go nuts. Here’s some fun facts we learned about nuts: They’re actually a fruit Peanuts aren’t actually nuts, they’re legumes. The shell of a cashew is toxic (similar to Poison Ivy) Joke of…


The Choir is performing outside of the Churchill County Library on October 3, 1981. #libraryJams

CC Communications

  Nellie McBride, Cordelia Corbeil Brotherson, and an unidentified man working as Telephone Operators at CC Communications. CC Communications is the last independently owned Telephone Company in Nevada.

Crayola Crayon

Kids walking in PTA parade on Maine Street by Acro Station. A kid is wearing a sky blue Crayola Crayon costume. This photo is from the Joyce Alcorn Photo Collection. #CrayolaChild