~ Eureka Sentinel Museum ~
THE EUREKA SENTINEL MUSEUM is housed in the 1879 Eureka Sentinel Newspaper Building. This structure was used as the Newspaper Office and residence from 1879 until 1960. The ground floor of the building was made into a county historical museum in 1982. In June of 2000 the museum expanded to include both floors of the building. The Eureka Sentinel Museum interprets the history of Eureka. On the ground floor you will find a complete press room from the 1800’s complete with posters that were printed by the Eureka Sentinel and then plastered on the press room walls.
All of the press equipment is original. See how a newspaper was printed in the boom days of Eureka. In the mining history room you will see tools from the early days of mining, as well as historic stock certificates, ledgers and personal miners items. The Lead & Silver strikes in the 1860’s were the beginning of Eureka. On the second floor you will be treated to exhibits depicting school life in the early days of Eureka, parlor and kitchen with many items that you will remember from grandma’s house.
There are items from the many fire companies, Fraternal organizations and military uniforms from the first and second world wars. As you walk down the upstairs hall you will look through a window to see the late 1800’s Eureka Barber Shop, complete with an oak barber chair. Don’t miss the gift shop where you can purchase books about Eureka’s history, soap and pottery made right here in Eureka, or get that special gift that says to your friends that you visited Eureka, Nevada.
Please note: At the direction of the Board of County Commissioners, related to the coronavirus, the Eureka Opera House, Eureka Sentinel Museum, Eureka Public Swimming Pool, Eureka Fairgrounds, Crescent Valley Community Center and Crescent Valley Fairgrounds are closed until further notice. No public tours of the Eureka Courthouse or Eureka Opera House will be conducted during this time.
Normal Days/Hours of Operations: Tuesday through Saturday, 8 am to 5 pm
(closed 12:00 pm until 1:00 pm for lunch)