Central Nevada Museum Outdoor Display

Welcome To The Central Nevada Museum

Step into our past and explore the rich and colorful history of Central Nevada!

The Central Nevada Historical Society is dedicated to preserving the history of Nye & Esmeralda counties through our displays and research library made available to the public at the Central Nevada Museum in Tonopah, Nevada.  Our rich history, which includes mining, ranching, and life in the Wild West is presented in our small, but well applauded museum. In addition, we explore and present the Native American tribe, the Western Shoshone, who were here before us, along with the plant life and natural history of our region.  

The museum has been the recipient of the 2011, 2011 and 2012 "Best of Nevada" award, and most recently Trip Advisors Certificate of Excellence. 

We desire to spark children's interest in history, as well as adults, some of whom have never set foot in a museum before.  People from all over the world utilize our research library, many of whom are the descendants of the early-day residents that lived here.  We are an integral part of the community and introduce newcomers to our part of the world, which extends to Nye and Esmeralda counties and their surrounding areas.


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Preserve Central Nevada’s History


Railroad Display

Museum Artifacts

Mining Shacks Display