A new exhibit at the Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas called “Finding Frémont: Pathfinder of the West” will be unveiled on April 6, 2018 at a reception for museum members and guests. The exhibit focuses on the explorer’s Western journey from 1843-1844, when he earned his nickname “The Great Pathfinder,” and brought his famed cannon to Nevada. The exhibit and reception will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas, 309 S. Valley View Blvd., inside the Springs Preserve.

Among the centerpieces for the exhibit are the mountain howitzer that many believe is Frémont’s lost cannon, an archaeological discovery of mountain howitzer carriage parts, modern color photographs of Fremont campsites and vistas that retain their 19th century settings.

Also included are artifacts recovered from Frémont sites in Oregon, expedition maps accurately portraying the Great Basin, Frémont’s presentation sword and Colt pistol, objects associated with significant periods of his life and a flag from his presidential campaign.

The exhibit was produced by the Nevada State Museum, Carson City and the Des Chutes Historical Museum, Bend, Oregon and made possible by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management offices in Oregon and Nevada, principal funding partners. The U.S. Forest Service also partnered in the exhibit.


04/06/2018 18:00:0004/06/2018 20:00:00America/Los_AngelesFinding Frémont: Pathfinder of the WestReno, NV
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