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 magnificent past of our building. Thanks to a generous grant by Nevada Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities, we created a Virtual Tour that allows guests like you to visit the Historic Fourth Ward School Museum from anywhere in the world.
Our Virtual Tour can be found here on our website. It can be used on your smartphone, tablet, computer, or virtual reality headset.
Let’s take a closer look at our virtual tour, shall we?
The characters you meet as you explore our museum in the Virtual Tour were created by artists Scarlette McIlwee and Daniel Martin. The character voices were done by Scarlette McIlwee.
This program was funded in part by a grant from Nevada Humanites, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.