Nevada State Museum seeking tour guides

Volunteer tour guides obtain historical background through a tour of Fort Churchill.

Volunteer tour guides obtain historical background through a tour of Fort Churchill.

Sharing Nevada’s unique and exciting history has been part of the commitment that the Friends of the Nevada State Museum made decades ago.

FNSM and other volunteers conduct guided tours and lead educational programs at the museum, from the famous mine exhibit to Dat-So-La-Lee baskets to classroom demonstrations. In addition, some of the guides also provide tours of the historic Capitol.

Recognizing the dynamic growth in the number of visitors to Carson City and the museum, the Friends of the NSM group is recruiting additional individuals to serve in a variety of volunteer capacities at the museum.

The need for support of the museum’s educational programs and tours has continued to grow. In addition to conducting tours of the permanent and changing exhibits for thousands of visitors, volunteers enhance children’s learning opportunities with a variety of nature programs using the museum’s Discovery Lab and classroom.

Engaging programs that include: Nevada’s Wildflowers, Fun with Fossils, Desert Adaptation, Fun with Butterflies, Funky Fungi and Pines are Fine programs enrich students’ understanding of Nevada’s natural wonders and diversity.

Volunteers also can share the rich history of the Capitol. Tours provide guests with information on the Nevada Lincoln portrait, the unique state library octagon, and the first legislative chambers which housed the Nevada Assembly and Senate.

Training is provided to volunteers by a number of experts on all aspects of Nevada history, American Indian culture, and natural history. Mentoring opportunities with current guides further enhance volunteers’ skills with additional information and stories. The museum’s exceptional professional staff works closely with the Friends members to share inside information on museum exhibits, lectures, construction projects, and other developments.

For information, contact the Nevada State Museum’s Education office at 775-687-4810, ext. 237 or at Registration for the training is required.


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