Churchill County Museum
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Churchill County Museum

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Churchill County Museum 1050 S. Maine Street 775-423-3677The museum truly brings the past to life with its engaging exhibits, changing displays and programs involving the community and our guests in preserving these important pages in the history of the settling of the West.

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The Churchill County Museum has a series of long term exhibitions that reflect key themes in the history and prehistory of the community.  A series of period rooms show changes in the material culture of Churchill County over time.

Authentic tule reed hut at th Churchill County Museum, Fallon NevadaA major exhibition interprets for visitors an authentically recreated tule home, constructed with reeds.  The travails of pioneers through the Forty Mile Desert are presented through the display of authentic relics found there and audio interpretation.

The Woodliff Store at the Churchill County Museum, Fallon NevadaA steam roller used to construct the Lahontan Dam, a vintage school bus, and fire trucks are featured in the west annex of the museum, where you can also learn the story of telephones in Churchill County.  Churchill County is the only county in the United States that owns its telephone company.

In the Dodge Fitz Gallery: Temporary exhibits such as John Walker’s Lost Negatives. Explore Lehman and Whipple Caves through Walker’s Lens

The Woodliff store is one of the oldest commercial buildings in Fallon. It was moved to the museum in 1982, restored and opened to the public in 1984. The restoration was sponsored by the Woodliff Company and the Churchill County Museum Association.

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