Museum

The Midnight Raid – Did it Happen?

  by Scott W. Elliott The place was Fallon, Nevada, formally a dusty crossroads called “Jim’s Town.” Much of the area consisted of Mike Fallon’s ranch in which a post office had opened in 1896. The tiny settlement, situated between Stillwater and St. Clair, had begun to grow. The time was 1903. Senator Warren Williams,…

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Lincoln Highway Museum Exhibit Opens

by Leanna Lehman —  The Churchill County Museum proudly announced its new Lincoln Highway exhibit. If you are unfamiliar with the Lincoln Highway, this is the perfect time to learn its rich history and its unique connection to Fallon. The 1913 monumental project became the first transcontinental highway. Connecting numerous market roads, state highways, and…

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From the Museum: Introducing Marilyn Goble and Raeburn Sottile

by Leanna Lehman — Blazing the trail for the next generation of field experts, Marilyn Goble and Raeburn Sottile are proving to be a perfect fit for the forward-thinking Churchill County Museum director, Dan Ingram. Effused with enviable verve and vitality, these two millennials are telling new stories and helping history come to life for…

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Library and Museum Partner up

  Courtesy of Carol Lloyd Churchill County Librarian — The Churchill County Library has been working to add the Churchill County Museum reference collection into the library catalog. This project is now complete. This means that the public can now view the museum library through the Churchill County Library database. If you are looking for…

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Clampers Donate to Museum

On Friday April 5, 2019, Copper Queen 1915 of E-Clampus Vitus, an Outpost of Julia C Bulette 1864, presented a check for $350.00 to Dan Ingram the museum’s Director. Of the event Jim Utterback, Past President of Copper Queen, said “by donating to our area museums we are helping to preserve and protect history which…

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Great Things Happening at the Museum

  by Leanna Lehman — The Churchill County Museum has on display a new exhibit showcasing the photographs of Joyce Alcorn, (Joyce McCarthy Alcorn McClelland) a reporter for the Fallon Eagle Standard in the 1980’s. According to Marilyn Goble, one of the museum’s curators, Alcorn’s collection of photographs was unparalleled in volume. Thanks to the…

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Museum to Hold Annual Luncheon – Bustles, Broads, and Pantaloonatics

Special to The Fallon Post — Churchill County Museum In preparing for the 100th Anniversary of the right for women to vote that was ratified in 1920 by the State of Nevada and signed by Governor Emmett D. Boyle,Women’s Suffrage, supporting the right to vote for women, is an appropriate topic for the Churchill County…

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Spring Lecture Series at Museum

Fallon, NV – February 28, 2018 – The Churchill County Museum will hold its annual free Spring Lecture Series on Tuesdays, March 19th through April 9th. The 2019 Spring Lecture Series “Nevada Unearthed: FOSSILS” will begin Tuesday, March 19th, at the Churchill County Museum. Premiere speaker will be former Fallonite Dr. Joshua Bonde, Curator of…

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