Step into our past and explore the rich & colorful history of Central Nevada!

The Central Nevada Historical Society is dedicated to preserving the history of Nye & Esmeralda counties through our displays and research library made available to the public at the Central Nevada Museum in Tonopah, Nevada. 

Our rich history, which includes mining, ranching, and life in the Wild West is presented in our small, but well applauded museum. In addition, we explore and present the Native American tribe, the Western Shoshone, who were here before us, along with the plant life and natural history of our region.

We desire to spark children’s interest in history, as well as adults, some of whom have never set foot in a museum before.  People from all over the world utilize our research library, many of whom are the descendants of the early-day residents that lived here.  We are an integral part of the community and introduce newcomers to our part of the world, which extends to Nye and Esmeralda counties and their surrounding areas.

Learn more about our museum, download our brochure~

Central Nevada Museum Brochure

The Central Nevada Historical Society is a Nevada non-profit 501(c)(3) public charity under IRC 509(a)(2), dedicated to preserving the history of Nye & Esmeralda counties, mainly through our displays and research library made available to the public at the Central Nevada Museum in Tonopah, Nevada. Contributions to the Central Nevada Historical Society are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law. Copyright (c) 2021 Central Nevada Museum Central Nevada Historical Society and its representatives. All rights reserved.
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