Saturday, July 3, 2010
Carson City, Nevada: Nevada State Museum
The State of Nevada is a couple of hundred years behind the East Coast when it comes to history in one sense, forgetting the Native stories for a moment. So you'd expect that a state history museum would be smaller for that reason.
Still, Nevada has done a nice job with its facility, which has seen a couple of additions over the years. The big attraction is that it is the former home of a U.S. Mint. There are tributes to wildlife, mining, Native life, and gambling.
The museum is looked a few blocks from the State Capitol. It may be small, but it's well put together.