Category: History & Historical

The Central Nevada Museum

he Central Nevada Historical Society is dedicated to preserving the history of Nye & Esmeralda counties through our displays and research library made available to the public at the Central Nevada Museum in Tonopah, Nevada. Our rich history, which includes mining, ranching, and life in the Wild West is presented in our small, but well […]

Friends of the Nevada Southern Railway

“We support the Nevada State Railroad Museum at Boulder City, Nevada, and its programs for the education and benefit of the public and Museum visitors through donations, staffing, maintenance, operation, construction and restoration of historic railroad equipment and models.” We are a Nevada charitable corporation and have a IRS 501c(3) tax exemption. Donations may be […]

Battle Born Civil War Reenactors

MISSION STATEMENT We are an association consisting of individuals and families dedicated to pursuing and encouraging family oriented fun and participation in Civil War Reenacting while also educating and sharing history with our fellow citizens about the events surrounding the American Civil War. The Battle Born Civil War Reenactors is a private, fully recognized 501-(c)(3) […]

Be the Engineer – Your hand on the Throttle

Run a Locomotive – Hands-On History This is something you are going to remember forever Volunteers Needed – see website or call for information. Even one weekend a year would help with maintenance and repair projects. Sign on as a Nevada Northern Railway engineer for your own trip “Up the hill” through Robinson Canyon, up […]

Northern Nevada Railway

Originally a working railroad connecting the mines near Ely (Nevada) to the main railroads near Wells, NV where ore and processed materials where shipped to processing plants and supplies, mail and people could reach the remote Ely area. Today, the East Ely Depot is a State of Nevada Museum. Volunteers operate the Northern Nevada Railway […]

Comstock Fireman’s Museum

The mission of Liberty Engine Co. No. 1/Comstock Firemen’s Museum is to preserve, display and interpret firefighting apparatus and artifacts, and present the rich history and heritage of firefighting in Storey County with primary emphasis on Virginia City and Gold Hill, and the impact on life and culture in those communities and the state. Hours: […]

Historic Wendover Airfield

Wendover Field was conceived during the late 1930s, and Congress appropriated funds in 1940 for the acquisition of land for bombing and gunnery ranges. Wendover was selected because of the Great Salt Lake desert with its shimmering salt flats and other vast uninhabited terrain. In 1942 President Franklin D. Roosevelt had established the “Manhattan Engineer […]