Carson City exhibit on famed Nevada explorer closing March 8

The exhibit “Finding Fremont: Pathfinder of the West” at the Nevada State Museum will close at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, March 8.

John C. Fremont, the Republican Party’s first presidential candidate, led an 1843 expedition that covered Northern Nevada. The exhibit features parts of the carriage and barrel that experts believe is the lost cannon Fremont left behind.

The Nevada State Museum and the Des Chutes Historical Museum of Bend, Ore., partnered to produce the exhibit to celebrate Nevada’s Sesquicentennial. It is set to reopen at the Oregon museum in May.

Among the artifacts featured is a sword that was presented to Fremont in 1848 by the citizens of Charleston, S.C., on loan from Arizona Historical Society. Cases show an 1856 presidential campaign flag, commemorative and campaign medallions, original photographic prints and engravings, and books and excerpts from Fremont’s journal.

Admission is $8 for adults, free for museum members and children 17 and younger. The program is included with regular admission.

The museum is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday at 600 N. Carson Street. For more information, call Gene Hattori at 775-687-4810, ext. 230.

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