Friends of the Nevada State Railroad Museum (FNSRM)

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Friday, August 19, 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Impromptu on the Rails concert in Gibson Park

Ride the McKeen Motor Car, Saturday & Sunday, August 20-21, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets at the Depot.

Jazz Concert on Friday, August 19

On Friday, August 19, from 4:00 to 6:00pm, the Museum will be hosting a concert in Gibson Park in cooperation with the Jazz & Beyond Carson City Music Festival.

This week’s concert is by Impromptu on the Rails. Impromptu features Tom Stryker, leader, on chromatic harmonica, Jimmy Vermilion on keyboard and vocals, Hal Little on drums, Charles DiLaura on bass, Dan Lancaster on sax, David Bugli on trombone, and female vocalist Marcy Brenner. They will be playing jazz favorites, tunes from the Great American Songbook, and some surprises. Tom Stryker is a past president of SPAH (the Society for the Preservation and Advancement of the Harmonica) and has performed all over the world, as soloist and with symphonies, jazz bands, and combos. Impromptu is a northern Nevada favorite and is a popular ensemble at Jazz & Beyond festivals.

Nevada Nosh Carson City's Curbside Cafe will be selling food and refreshments, including beer and wine. The Museum will stay open until 6:00 p.m. to accommodate concert goers.

Free Admission to the Museum for Active Duty Personnel

From Memorial Day, May 30, 2016 to Labor Day September 5, 2016, active duty personnel will have free admission to the Nevada State Railroad Museum. We are participating with the Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and the Department of Defense. The free admission program is available to any bearer of a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), a DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card, which includes active duty U.S. military - Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, as well as members of the National Guard and Reserve, U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps - and up to five family members. Train fares and special events featuring all- inclusive pricing are not included in the Blue Star Museums offer. Please call the Museum at (775) 687-6953 for information.

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Admission: Adults: $6.00, Children (under 18): Free, Friends of the Museum: Free

Friends of the Nevada State Railroad Museum,PO Box 1330, Carson City, NV 89702, Contact: Barry Simcoe, President, at 775-379-1353 or

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