Mint workers presentation slated |

Mint workers presentation slated

Bob Nylen, curator of History at the Nevada State Museum, will present a program about Women Workers of the U.S. Mint and will offer a tour of the former Carson City Mint at 10 a.m. Jan. 23.

Since the U.S. Mint opened back in 1792, women workers have played an important role in producing American coinage. The program will focus closely on the women workers at the Carson City U.S. Branch Mint.

The mint operated for 23 years as a U.S. Mint, and women workers assisted in the production of millions of dollars in both gold and silver coinage. Their significant role in the U.S. Mint’s operation has been overlooked by historians. The program is an opportunity to learn about their unique role in the mint’s system and to pay tribute to their significant contributions to the nation’s coinage.

The program is sponsored by the Nevada Women’s History Project. For more information, call 884-4246.