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Nevada Repositories

Institutions found in Virginia City: 5Browse by other county or city
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Historic Fourth Ward School Museum

537 South "C" Street
PO Box 4
Virginia City, Nevada 89440
Storey County
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Hours of Operation

  • Monday - Friday: 10am-5pm
  • Saturday: 10am-5pm
  • Sunday: 10am-5pm
  • Exceptions: Closed November 1--April 30

Focus

The Fourth Ward School operated from 1876-1936 as a public school for the children of miners on the Comstock Lode. Today it is a museum open to public from May 1 -- October 31.

Collections

Collections include Comstock photographs, textbooks, teachers register's dating from 1904- 1936 and school photographs.

Access to Holdings

  • Open to the general public
  • Online Catalog
  • In-house inventories or collection guides

Subject Areas Covered

  • Education
  • Other

Types of Materials

  • Books/Serials
  • Ephemera (clippings, pamphlets)
  • Maps
  • Oral Histories
  • Organizational Records
  • Photographs

Julia C. Bulette Red Light Museum

5 C Street
Virginia City, Nevada 89440
Washoe County
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Contact

(775)847-9394

Hours of Operation

  • Monday - Friday: 10am - 6pm
  • Saturday:10am - 6pm
  • Sunday: 10am - 6pm

Subject Areas Covered

  • FolkLife
  • Prostitution
  • Women
  • Women's Groups
  • Other

Types of Materials

  • Ephemera (clippings, pamphlets)
  • Photographs

Mark Twain Bookstore

PO Box 449
Virginia City, Nevada 89440
Storey County
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Contact

(775)847-0454
http://marktwainbooks.com

Hours of Operation

  • Monday - Friday: 10am to 5pm
  • Saturday: 10am to 5pm
  • Sunday: 11am to 5pm

Focus

Althouugh primarily a retail establishment for Nevada historical materials, and not a public entity, the Mark Twain bookstore does provide fee-based research on their collections.

Collections

Collections include Sutro letters and documents, historical photographs of Nevada, and 19th century business directories from Northern Nevada.

Subject Areas Covered

  • Business and Industry
  • Geology
  • Mining
  • Nevada -- Early Settlers
  • Railroads
  • Other

Types of Materials

  • Books/Serials
  • Ephemera (clippings, pamphlets)
  • Maps
  • Organizational Records
  • Photographs

Nevada Gambling Museum

50 S. C Street
P.O. Box 158
Virginia City, Nevada 89440
Storey County
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Contact

(775)847-9022

Hours of Operation

  • Monday - Friday: 10am - 6pm
  • Saturday:10am - 6pm
  • Sunday: 10am - 6pm
  • Exceptions: Very snowy winter days

Staff

Collections

Display of antique slot machines, tables for gaming, early gambling

Subject Areas Covered

  • Gaming
  • Other

Types of Materials

  • Other
  • devices
  • gambling equipment

The Way it Was Museum

113 N. C Street
P.0. Box 158
Virginia City, Nevada 89440
Washoe County
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Contact

(775)847-0766

Hours of Operation

  • Monday - Friday:10am - 5pm
  • Saturday: 10am-6pm
  • Sunday: 10am-6pm
  • Exceptions: Very snowy winter days

Staff

Collections

A collection of all manner of mining equipment from Comstock tools, ore cars, hoists, working models of square-set timbered mines, diagrams, stamping, tools used in smelting/separating ores, etc. Collection also includes about twenty fashion dolls (30'') displaying fashions recreated from Godey's Ladies Books.

Subject Areas Covered

  • Engineering
  • Mining
  • Railroads
  • Water
  • Women's Groups
  • Other
  • historical fashion displays

Types of Materials

  • Photographs
  • equipment and scale models
Institutions found in Virginia City: 5Browse by other county or city

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