Did Your Family Attend the Fourth Ward School in Virginia City, NV?

Do you have a family member who attended or worked at the Fourth Ward School in Virginia City, Nevada? If so, we want to hear from you! One of our major passions and aspects of our mission here at the Fourth Ward School Museum is telling the stories of our former students who attended the Fourth Ward School when it operated as a schoolhouse from 1877 to 1936. Conversely, we love learning from the descendants of our students about their family's history and connection to the Fourth Ward ...
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Support Our “Care-Flow” 2022 Year-End Fundraiser

You can help the Historic Fourth Ward School Museum stay warm in the Winter and cool in the Summer! Warmer Winters & Cooler Summers at the Museum Care-Flow 2022Fundraiser So we can better serve the historic legacy and present-day community of the Comstock region, the Historic Fourth Ward School Museum of Virginia City, NV needs your help to acquire and install the following: 4 Ceiling Heaters10 Ceiling Fans2 Portable Air Conditioning The Fourth Ward...
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Explore the Fourth Ward School Museum Online with our Virtual Tour

When the Fourth Ward School was created in 1876 to educate the children of the mining metropolis of Virginia City, Nevada, many state-of-the-art technologies were used. Each student at the Fourth Ward School had their own desk, (as opposed to other schoolhouses in which students shared long bench seating). Each classroom was heated by the new technology of gas furnaces. Now, as a museum, we too use state-of-the-art technologies to preserve and educate our guests about the magnificen...
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Our “Tea & Bustles” Event Featured on KOLO-TV

KOLO-TV in Reno recently featured our upcoming Tea & Bustles Victorian tea party and educational fashion show. ABC 8's Denise Wong interviewed Nora Stefu, our Museum's Executive Director, about the event which will take place at the Museum on the Saturday of Mother's Day Weekend. The educational fashion show will be presented by Liza McIlwee, a Victorian Era Fashion and Virginia City historian. Her popular Instagram, Eras of Enchantment, delights fans of Victoriana with Liza's i...
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