Volunteers Can Train To Be Nevada State Museum Tour Guides

By: Pat Hambright Email
By: Pat Hambright Email

CARSON CITY, NV - The Nevada State Museum offers free training Sept. 11, 12, 18 and 19 for anyone interested in becoming a museum tour guide.

According to a press release, training runs from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day. Participants will receive four full days of instruction and discussions with curators, educators and scholars who create an interesting and fun training environment.

Guides meet new friends and enjoy hands-on experiences as they give tours of the Nevada State Museum in Carson City and the State Capitol. Audiences include travelers from around the globe, local school children and commercial bus tours. Tour guides also bring programs to local schools, senior centers and community events.

Among the training topics covered by guest speakers are Nevada history, Native American culture, Jews in Nevada, Ichthyosaurs and the power of storytelling. Other discussions will explore geology, plants, animals and habitat.

Volunteers must be at least age 15. No prior experience is required and all materials are provided free. To register, contact Deborah Stevenson at (775) 687-4810, ext. 237 or dstevenson@nevadaculture.org.

The Nevada State Museum actively engages people in understanding and celebrating Nevada’s natural and cultural heritage. The museum is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday at 600 N. Carson St. Changing exhibits include: Dress and Designer, featuring Kathleen Sandoval’s inaugural gowns, and Slot Machines: the Fey Collection. Admission: $8 for adults and free for children 17 and under, and museum members. The Nevada State Museum is one of seven managed by the state Division of Museums and History, an agency of the Nevada Department Tourism and Cultural Affairs.

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