2019 Spring Lecture Series begins March 19th!

The 2019 Spring Lecture Series “Nevada Unearthed: FOSSILS” will begin Tuesday, March 19th, at the Churchill County Museum. Premiere speaker will be former Fallonite Dr. Joshua Bonde, Curator of Paleontology of the Las Vegas Natural History Museum, presenting “Nevada in the Age of Dinosaurs”. The lecture will focus on the animals who called Nevada home…

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.


Happy first day of spring! In this photo is a young girl, wearing a crown and a sash that says “garden girl”. Her pockets and hands are filled with flowers. Her wagon is also filled with flowers, as well as a doll that is dressed like her. #GoodbyeWinterHelloSpring

Caption Contest

The museum is having a caption contest! Do you think you are as funny as this photo? If so, come on down to the museum and caption this among other crazy photos! If yours is the best, it will become a new museum postcard! #CaptionThis

Lake Lahontan

Ray Alcorn checking gulls and surveying at Lake Lahontan on May 17th, 1987. This photo is from the “Albert A. Alcorn Collection”.


A little girl, possibly Dorothy Cooke, is playing the trumpet. On the Drum is an advertisement promoting their basket social and dance which was to be held on Saturday,  May 17,1913.


In this photo are students and faculty at Churchill County High School in the 1917-1918 school year. The caption on the back of the photo reads “Churchill County High School built in 1917. Cost $85,000.” The High School is now located on Taylor street. #CCHS