Nevada Pioneers

What do we think of when we think of pioneers?

This Museum in a Box explores the stories of Nevada pioneers and the lives they built in strange and new places, far from the places they were born. They learned to do without material comfort, they built new communities wherever they settled, and they had to endure punishing weather, sudden illnesses, unforeseen accidents, and shortages of food. More than any other factor, pioneers believed there was a better life where they were headed.

This box contains a wealth of artifacts that help students gain a better understanding of what everyday life might have been like, and includes books, games, and activities to help them explore more.

Content of the Nevada Pioneers Museum in a Box