Tired of being inside? Follow Beatrice on her Adventures During Quarantine!
Although the museum is closed, Beatrice is up to her tricks inside the building. Usually, she is rather calm and quiet. She often is not seen for weeks at a time. With the shutdown, she is left alone in the museum for many days straight with no one to hide from. I think she’s become a bit stir-crazy! The more Beatrice is alone, the more she is getting into! Every day it seems someone is repairing something she’s gotten into or picking up some mess she has caused. No one should ever leave a badger alone for this long! Feel free to follow her antics on Facebook-Beatrice Badger at the Churchill County Museum, on Instagram-churchillcountymuseum, or on TikTok-beatricebadger.
Who is Beatrice Badger?
Beatrice Badger’s origin is not fully known. The Churchill County Museum received her in 1995 from the Fallon Chamber of Commerce. She sat in the museum until 2007 when as part of the creation of the Children’s Discovery Room we held a contest to name her. Since then, she has become a treasured friend and our mascot. No one has ever seen her move, but if you look you can see her out and about in the museum. When things are misplaced or messes are left, Beatrice is always the first accused. Come see if you can find her, or follow her adventures on Churchill County Museum’s Facebook and Instagram pages and in Beatrice Badger stories!
Become a Beatrice Badger Club Member!
Membership to the Beatrice Badger Club offers many great benefits! As a member, you will be the first to hear any “Buzz” about Beatrice:
• You will receive a quarterly newsletter packed full of all upcoming events and happenings the museum has to offer.
• Our new Badger Club also gives early email notifications to upcoming “badger-focused” events such as craft classes, new hands-on activities in the Discovery Room, or history-focused events.
• Throughout the year, Beatrice Badger Club members also receive 10% off all merchandise in the museum store, including Beatrice swag . During November and December, you will receive 20% off these items.
Becoming a member of the Churchill County Museum helps to support the work the museum team does at collect, preserve, and exhibit the story of our community. Each year the museum presents a variety of temporary exhibits, lectures, and programs that highlight the heritage of our region. The dues from our members helps fund education programming with exciting activities, as well as updating our Discovery Room, keeping it vibrant and fresh.
You can print this form and mail it into the museum at the following address:
Churchill County Museum & Archives
1050 South Maine Street
Fallon, NV 89406
Better yet, come on down and drop it off. Come find Beatrice at the museum and receive a Beatrice tattoo!
Please make checks payable to the Churchill County Museum.