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Nevada State Museum offers new volunteer training

Nevada Appeal staff report

The Nevada State Museum is recruiting for volunteers, who will get a multi-day in-depth jaunt through the museum's collections and operations.

The Nevada State Museum was voted the best museum in rural Nevada by the readers of Nevada Magazine in 2018. It couldn't have received that recognition without the cadre of volunteers who help out on a daily basis, said director Myron Freedman.

The upcoming training sessions are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 25 and 26 and March 4 and 5 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

New volunteers will be given a comprehensive tour of the museum and collections centers, a tour of Battle Born Hall at the State Capitol and a tour guide handbook. Existing volunteers will learn about what's new at the museum and upcoming programs.

This training will also highlight Stewart Indian School, Nevada State Railroad Museum and the Nevada State Museum's plans for the sesquicentennial of the Mint Building in 2020. (The Nevada State Museum is housed in the former U.S. Branch Mint, which minted gold and silver coins in the late 19th century).

Those who have been through the training say it's a great experience.

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"It is so much fun learning about Nevada and meeting nice people who visit the museum from around the world," said tour guide Jan Davis. "And all the volunteers are helpful, friendly and just great!"

The training is free and comes with a tour guide handbook and name tag. Space is limited, so participants can reserve a spot by contacting the Nevada State Museum Education Department at nsmeducatio@nevadaculture.org or 775-687-4810, ext 237.

New volunteers will need to complete a new volunteer application. For more information, check http://nvculture.org/nevadastatemuseumcarsoncity/volunteer-opportunities/.