Hawthorne, Nevada: Mineral County Museum

Countless items, most of them unlabeled, including melted parts of a C-47 cargo plane that crashed nearby, and mysterious bells dug out of the ground, possibly for an unbuilt Spanish mission whose padres were slaughtered by Indians.

Address:
400 10th St., Hawthorne, NV
Directions:
North edge of town. From US-95 turn west onto 10th St., and you'll see the museum ahead on the left.
Hours:
Tu-Sa 11-4 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
775-945-5142
Admission:
Donations welcome.
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Mineral County Museum.

Mineral County Museum

A wonderful and eclectic museum. Includes: 1890s clothing and shoes, a telephone switchboard, mining equipment, office equipment, an old fire truck, Indian baskets, old medical and pharmacy equipment, and a horse-drawn surrey. Started in 1979 and is run by locals completely from donations.

[Dana Epstein, 06/28/2021]

Included among its countless items, most of them unlabeled, are melted parts of a C-47 cargo plane that crashed nearby, and mysterious bells dug out of the ground, possibly for an unbuilt Spanish mission whose padres were slaughtered by Indians.


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