Street Vibrations

Jimmy Hammond and faithful companion on Indian motorcycle. Looks like he would have enjoyed the Street Vibrations events coming to Reno this weekend.  

Telethon

Senior Citizens Telethon – 1977 – sponsored by the Soroptimists to raise funds for a new Senior Center. This 10-hour telethon effort netted $37,000. Shown here – Mike McGuinness, from KVLV, interviewing Betty Dodge; camera man unidentified.

Pyramid Lake from Outer Space

Featured image: Pyramid Lake, Nevada, taken from Outer Space on Skylab 2 in 1973. Caption reads: altitude approx 200 miles; picture taken with a Nikon camera with a 300mm lens. Tonight kicks off CCM’s Fall Lecture Series and Teacher In-Service. Focus of this series: is STEAM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics. Each week…

Churchill County Schools – Hazen

The Hazen School  was constructed in 1918. With indoor plumbing, lighting and a heating system installed, Hazen met the requirements for standardization and in 1925, on the same day, the Hazen and Lone Tree Schools became Nevada’s first “Standard Rural School.” Echo Wood, who taught at this school after her graduation from college had a rather…

Irrigating the Desert

Rolly Kolstrup standing on a TCID irrigation ditch crossing/gate. Undated. Image from Calista Early collection. Roland Jefferson Kolstrup, an Oregon native whocame to Fallon with his family in 1904, became a life-long resident. He was a blacksmith, and had the Studebaker garage and car dealership; founded Kolstrup Motors; a charter member of the Fallon Volunteer…

Moving Day

Holt tractor moving building on the Island Ranch; early 1900s. Image from the Eleanor Douglass Scofield collection.

Fallon Airport

Hangar at Fallon Airport –  Reno Air Races this weekend – seemed a good time to share this Beechcraft airplane. Photo by Alcorn

Museum Debuts New Brochure

 The museum is proud to debut its new brochure. If you have a place to distribute them, let us know and we will get some to you.

Dog Days of Summer 2016

The Churchill County Museum’s Education Department presents: The ‘Dog Days of Summer’ Crafts 2016! For ages 8-12 / 13-14 will be Helpers/Junior Docents. Pre-registration (form/fee) is required – space and supplies are limited! Free to CCMA “Jr. Members” or $5 fee per class. Learn, craft, and have some fun during the dog days of summer!  Pre-register at…