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Railroad museum in Carson City seeks volunteers

By Chris Moran

CARSON CITY — The Nevada State Railroad Museum, Carson City is looking for new volunteers. No prior experience is required.

The museum offers free training for volunteers willing to work at least two four-hour shifts per month helping staff and visitors in the museum store. Retail store clerks help shoppers, present merchandise, inventory and help answer phones and questions about the local area. In an interesting and fun environment, volunteers meet new friends and enjoy hands-on experiences. Audiences include travelers from around the globe, local school children and commercial bus tours.

“We are always so grateful for people who are willing to give to the community and help visitors enjoy our Nevada treasures,” John Walker, museum storekeeper, said. “We enjoy having them and it is a great way to gain some good work experience. These railroad pieces are real-life legends. Our volunteers help keep them alive.”

For more information, contact Walker at (775) 687-6953 x231 or [email protected].

The Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City actively engages people in understanding and celebrating Nevada’s railroads and cultural heritage. The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Monday at 2180 S. Carson Street just south of the capitol. It is one of seven managed by the state Division of Museums and History, an agency of the Nevada Department Tourism and Cultural Affairs.

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