Nevada’s Historic Preservation and Archaeological Awareness Month for 2017

May has been a month for celebrating historic preservation and archaeology in Nevada. Nevada agencies and organizations have worked hard to spread awareness of archaeological and historic preservation efforts throughout the state, encouraging both residents and visitors to explore and learn about Nevada’s significant archaeological and historical treasures.

Here are some of the exciting events listed by County:

                                   Pershing County

Lovelock Cave Days

  • Date: May 16, 17, and 18, 2017

  • This event that will bring over 300 4th grade students from Humboldt, Pershing, and Washoe County schools to have a hands-on learning experience at the Marzen House Museum and at Lovelock Cave, one of the most important archaeological sites in the Great Basin. Students will learn about the spear-throwing atlatl, learn of emigrant hardship along the California Trail, see real life examples of local wildlife, and hike the scenic nature trail to Lovelock Cave while seeing and touching native plants and hearing stories of their traditional uses. Students will learn of the geologic processes that formed the cave and then go inside to see the source of some of Nevada’s most important archaeological resources. At the Marzen House Museum, students will hear presentations on local Lovelock history, including prehistoric and contemporary Native American life, as well as the rich mining, farming, and ranching history of the area. Attendance of Lovelock Cave Days is by invitation only through local schools.

  • Sponsor: The Bureau of Land Management, Winnemucca District.  Lovelock Cave Days receives support from many partners including Pershing County, Nevada Outdoor School, Coeur Mining, Great Basin Institute, Ducks Unlimited, and more.

  • Where: Marzen House Museum and Lovelock Cave

  • More information: Tanner Whetstone, 775-623-1791, twhetstone [at] blm.gov.

  • Cost:  Free