Take a Tour Through History
Ever wonder what became of old Winnemucca, the town where brave pioneers sought their fortune and weary cowboys hitched up their steeds after a day on the Nevada range?
Those days live on at the Humboldt Museum, along with the Great Depression, the Roaring Twenties, and even the Ice Age. The museum offers a compendium of area history through its many artifacts. Visitors will see a turn-of-the- century soda factory scene, several horseless carriages, a set of bones from a local mammoth, remnants from Chinatown and so much more.
The three acre Humboldt Museum complex consists of four structures open to tours: the former St. Mary the Virgin Episcopal Church built in 1907 (the original home of Humboldt Museum), the 1880’s Greinstein Mercantile Building, the Cumley-Richardson House built in 1899, and the modern two-story brick museum building which houses the bulk of the museum’s exhibits and collections. Visitors will also enjoy plenty of RV parking alongside a shaded interpretive viewing plaza overlooking the Humboldt River Valley.
Humboldt Museum is situated above the California Trail, along the Humboldt River, at 175 Museum Way in Winnemucca, Nevada. Public hours are Monday–Friday 9:00am–4:00pm and Saturdays 1:00pm–4:00pm. The museum is generally self-guided, although docent- guided tours are available. While admission is free, donations are always appreciated. For more information, visit humboldtmuseum.org or call (775) 623-2912.