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Kids Can Learn to Make a Short Film at the Museum this Summer

The kids's Digital Storytelling Summer Camp returns to the Fourth Ward School Museum in Virginia City, NV this summer! Children will learn the process of how to create a short film from inspiration to editing. During the camp, kids will learn how to create a storyboard, write a script, shoot footage, and edit their film using professional software.They'll work collaboratively with their fellow students to create a story based on Comstock history from conception to completion.Our experien...
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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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“Sarah Winnemucca: The Life of A Paiute” Video Series

The first series produced by the Historic Fourth Ward School Museum's "Last One Standing Studios" tells the dynamic story of the life of Sarah Winnemucca. Sarah was a Pauite woman who lived in Virginia City during the town's formative years and later became an author and activist. This three-part animated video series is based on Sarah's own autobiography, which is a seminal document of Nevada and Indigenous American history. Her “Life Among the Paiutes” is the first published au...
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A Quick Look at the Fourth Ward School Past & Present [Video]

Curious about the history of the Fourth Ward School in Virginia City, Nevada? Wondering what it's like inside the majestic four-story building on C Street (Virginia City's main road)? And what's up with all that scaffolding and construction on the 1876 building recently? Learn about each of these topics and more in this short primer on the Historic Fourth Ward School Museum & Archival Research Center, narrated by Nora Stefu, our Executive Director. Thanks to the Nevada Department...
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