Museum Seeks New Logo

The Churchill County Museum Association is seeking a new logo  for the Churchill County Museum and Archive and we would like you to design it.  The Museum Association is sponsoring a logo contest, which is open to the public.   In addition to bragging rights, the winning designer will receive a $250 cash prize.  Entrants may submit…

No Hidden Cave Tours in November.

The November hidden cave tours are canceled, as the 2nd and 4th Saturday are federal holiday weekends. The next tour is December 10, 2016.   It will be the last tour of the year. January 14,  will not be held owning to Martin Luther King Day. The first tour of 2017, will be the fourth Saturday,  January…

The Price of Freedom

The Freedom Wall in Washington, D.C. holding 4,048 gold stars. The accompanying plaque reads:  “Each gold star represents one hundred American service personnel who died or remain missing in the war. The 405,399 American dead and missing from World War II are second only to the loss of more than 620,000 Americans during our Civil War.” Photo…

 One of the faces of Pearl Harbor – Dick Weaver, a seventeen-year-old Fallon boy who convinced his parents to let him join the Navy just before war broke out. Dick was aboard the Arizona on December 7, 1941.

Ladies of the Sheckler Thimble Club. Women’s organizations like this were once an important part of the social fabric of Fallon.

John and Mary Walker – 20th century Nevada photographers – standing beside wagon. John W. Walker took the earliest known photographs of Lehman Caves, c.1925-29. Examples of his work are currently on exhibit at Churchill County Museum along with a comparison photographic study (on loan from the Great Basin Heritage Area) completed in 2016 by…

Unidentified couple – caption suggests they are leaving for college.