The Fourth Ward School Museum tells the REAL story of the Comstock.
Follow students’ footsteps through the authentically preserved 1876 Victorian school building. Sit in the same wooden desks as the children and teachers did from 1876 to 1936. Explore Virginia City history, education in a 19th century western city, Mark Twain’s life, letter press printing, alumni’s lives, Comstock mining, abandoned mine issues, and new exhibits in the other classrooms. Research family genealogy in the archives. Ask in the museum store if you can pull the rope to hear the original school bell. Learn why the Fourth Ward School is the only Second Empire style four- storied, wooden school building still standing in the U.S.
The Historic Fourth Ward School Archives and Research Center holds collections and records that document Comstock history from 1875 to current day. The collection includes: Genealogy information: historic photographs of students who attended the Fourth War...Read More
Mission Statement: To connect people to the relevance and importance of the Comstock story through its authentic preservation, interpretive exhibits and programs, and archival resources. Goals: To support the preservation, in any form, of the heritage of...Read More
Become a friend of the Fourth Ward School Museum and become a member. Annual Membership Categories: $30 Primary Schooler (Individual) $50 Middle Schooler (Dual) $100 High Schooler $250 Teacher $500 Principal $1,000 Superintendent $2,500 Bell R...Read More