These water pitchers (ewers), soap dishes, wash basins and chamber pots were the bathrooms of yesteryear. Indoor facilities were nonexistent so these vessels were kept in the bedroom for use. Come to the museum to learn about the history of Northeastern Nevada. #historygallery
The artifacts in The Art of Healing exhibit in the History Gallery present a viewable description of early medicine in Northeastern Nevada and perhaps make us appreciate the healthcare we are accustomed to today.
The Living Room in the History Wing at Northeastern Nevada Museum gives a snapshot in time of ordinary family life during the Piano music, radio, reading and conversation are what provided entertainment for this family!
Carving on aspens has been an almost universal Basque sheepherder tradition since the late 1800s. Like the sheepherders who carved them, the arborglyphs are vanishing from Northern Nevada, as the trees succumb to the ravages of time: fires, development, vandals, disease, insects, and old age. See the Arborglyphs exhibit in the History Gallery at Northeastern Nevada Museum for an up close look.
Come in and view our sports exhibit in the history wing and see what our Elko and surrounding area athletes have played over the years. If you are interested in northeastern Nevada school sports history, our library contains yearbooks dating back to the late 1800’s. The library and newspaper archives are open to the public Tuesday-Thursday 9-5. #elkohistory #sports
When the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey made available artifacts from the fallen World Trade Center after the tragic attack of 9/11/2001, the City of Elko was proud to become the recipient of a three-foot structural I-beam removed from the wreckage. You can see this 9-11 World Trade Center Memorial at Elko City Hall.
This memorial was created to help preserve the memory of the innocent victims who lost their lives on September 11, 2001, the emergency personnel who put their lives on the line in New York City, our local firefighters, police officers, and emergency responders and our perseverance to maintain and celebrate our continued freedom as a nation. You can see this 9-11 World Trade Center Memorial at Elko City Hall.
The Mercantile exhibit represents the family owned business of Reinhart Co., a mercantile that served Elko and the surrounding area for over 90 years. The mercantile was the Wal-Mart of the past, as it carried everything from groceries to furniture.
The railroads of Northeastern Nevada brought in supporting businesses, workers and supplies while taking out the riches dug from the mines. The Railroads exhibit in the History Gallery shows the railroads that prospered in the past and the ones that have survived to the present day. #nnm #historygallery
Next time you are at Elko Regional Airport be sure to view our newest history exhibit, Welcome to Elko. It features communications and travel items historically related to Northeastern Nevada. Visit it and take a peek into the past:)
The Military Service exhibit in our History Gallery honors veterans and reminds us of the freedoms that are protected for us. As we celebrate the 4th of July, honor all of our military, past and present, by learning about and appreciating the freedoms we enjoy as Americans.
The Bob Chow firearm collection is a popular attraction in our history wing. It contains many notable pieces that consistently impress visitors of this exhibit. Bob Chow was a renowned pistolsmith and champion pistol shooter who was a member of the 1948 U.S. Olympic Team that competed in London.