Friends of the Nevada State Railroad Museum (FNSRM)

click here to join the Friends provides resources and services for the Museum, including fund raising, advocacy, and volunteer work ranging from visitor service to restoration and operation of the equipment in its collection.

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Ironhorse Camp scheduled Father's Day Weekend, 2019. Click here for more information.

Presentation of Iron Road Builder and discussion with journalist, Min Zhou, POSTPONED

May 9, New exhibit opens - RUST, SPLINTERS, AND WOODPECKERS to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Trancontinental Railroad


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Want to Tour the Merci train collection?

Mary Covington from the Nevada State Museum is offering a tour of the Merci Train Collection at the Nevada State Museum to NSRM volunteers. This tour will take place on Tuesday, March 12, at 10:00am. Space is limited to 30 guests. If you would like to go on the tour please RSVP with Adam Michalski at or 775-687-6953 x224.

Interesting Lectures at the Nevada State Museum

On Saturday, February 16, at 11:00 a.m., Chris de Witt will be speaking about the steam-powered machinery that operated at the Mint, followed by a pressing of the Merci Train medallion at noon. At the end of the month there will be a presentation by Jane Sweetland titled Boxcar Diplomacy. Jane’s presentation will discuss The Friendship Train that sent 700 boxcars of supplies to Europe at the end of World War II and The Merci Train, which France sent to the United States as a goodwill gesture. Jane’s presentation will occur on Thursday, February 28 at 6:30 p.m. and Friday, March 1 at 1:00 p.m. For more information check out the Nevada State Museum website:

Museum Open Thursday through Monday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Except New Year's Day & Christmas)

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

Website of the 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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