Preservation society meets Nov. 7

The Nevada State Prison Preservation Society is accepting memberships from people who want to be among the early pioneers of an effort to create a museum and tours of the state’s oldest prison.A membership meeting will take place at 6 p.m. Nov. 7 in the Ormsby Room of the Carson City Sheriff’s Office, 911 E. Musser St.The volunteer group was formed in recent months to preserve the historic prison on the state capital’s east side. The prison was built in 1862 and is the third-oldest in the West, after only San Quentin and Alcatraz. It was decommissioned in May 2012.“I would hate to see us lose the old state prison, like we’ve lost so many of our other historic sites,” said NSPPS President Myron Carpenter. “It’s a huge part of the history of the capital and the state of Nevada, and we must preserve it for the education of future generations.”NSPPS is a Nevada nonprofit corporation and is applying for federal nonprofit status.Individual memberships start at $25 a year and will help NSPPS fund its goals of not only preserving a unique and prominent piece of Nevada history, but to open the old prison’s doors to tourists and events.For more information on the NSPPS and membership, visit or contact, call 775-882-7388 or simply attend the meeting on Nov. 7.Checks may be sent to NSPPS, Suite 300, 1900 S. Carson St., Carson City, NV, 89701.


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