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Churchill County Museum

Churchill County Museum

The county museum records local history for the benefit of the community as well as visitors.


The museum truly brings the past to life and its changing displays and programs involve the community and our guests in preserving these important pages in the history of the settling of the West. At the museum, you will see displays that represent the day-to-day life of the valley's earliest inhabitants to the "entrymen" farmers and ranchers that came to farm the newly- reclaimed lands of the Newlands Project. You will also find reminders of the hardships the pioneers faced as they crossed the Forty-Mile Desert, one of the few remaining Springfield Steam Road Rollers used in building Lahontan Dam, antiique carriages, fire engines and more.


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