1515 Idaho Street
Constructed in 1967, the award-winning museum offers visitors a look into the rich history of the region.
On display is the American Mastodon exhibit. It features the rare mastodon fossils found in nearby Spring Creek, a mural of the Spring Creek area and what it may have looked like 2 million years ago, and a replica of the dig site which includes the bones of the animal. A book chronicling the discovery is available in the Museum Store.
Included in the museum's other permanent exhibits are: a western saddle exhibit; a 1900's kitchen, school room and commercial printing press room; a Basque exhibit; a large collection of Shoshone baskets and Paiute beadwork; ranching, mining and railroad displays and more.
The museum's new Wanamaker Wing features an extensive wildlife collection and a western art gallery.
Don Frazier of Paradise Valley, Arizona pledged to give his entire collection of over 50 original signed Will James art works to the museum for their permanent collection. His art is appraised to be worth close to a million dollars.
For more information about the Will James Art Collection at the Northeastern Nevada Museum in Elko please call 775.738.3418 or visit their website at www.museum-elko.us.
The Northeastern Nevada Museum is located at 1515 Idaho Street in the Elko City Park with hours of operation Tuesday – Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Sundays 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
For additional information, (775) 738-3418 or visit www.museum-elko.us