Museum Now Open!

Thank you all so much for your patience in staying with us during the shutdown! But now the wait is over, and the museum is back open! We’ve made a few changes for visitor safety such as… In order to comply with Phase 2 directives the Discovery Room is still closed, and Hidden Cave tours…


You might have heard the rumors or seen the signs and now we can confirm it’s true – The Churchill County Museum now has an online store! We have all your favorite CCM Gear (click any image to check out the category!) Beatrice Badger Books Cantaloupe Gear Clothing Cups and Mugs Decor Stationery Toys You…

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.

William Oar Oral History

Today’s Oar-al is with William Oar. He talks extensively about his father’s time working as a ditchrider with TCID. Take a listen here! (Photo is a ditchrider’s house, early 20th century)

International Day of Friendship

Happy International Day of Friendship! This photo is from the Joyce Alcorn Photo Collection and was taken in December of 1982.


Former Nevadan Governor Mike O’Callaghan standing in front a helicopter with two local Politicians. (Circa 1971) This photo is from the Barbara Burgess Collection.

Myrl Nygren Oral History

Last week we heard from Earl, today we hear from his younger sister, Myrl! Myrl Nygren had a fascinating career as a healthcare dietitian before coming back home, giving us great insight into how Fallon changed over the 20th century. Take a listen here!

Leon Ellis

Leon Ellis Outfitted for a day of work on the Danielson’s Ranch in Dixie Valley. (Circa 1920) This photo is from the Ellis Family Collection.