UPCOMING EVENTS

BROWN BAG HISTORY Held on the third Thursday of every other month from noon to 12:45 p.m., attendees are invited to bring a lunch to the Museum Theater and enjoy a presentation and discussion related to Elko County history. FREE SCHEDULE June 20 Elko County 150 by Jan Petersen August 15 Silver the Bald Eagle by Lar Caughlan
SUMMER OF SILVER Silver the Bald Eagle holds a special place in the hearts of the Elko community. Silver was shot by a hunter in Alaska in 1970. He was rehabilitated in San Francisco and released to Ruby Wildlife Refuge in Nevada in 1974. Silver lived happily in the Ruby Marshes for a year. Anglers knew him by name because he would beg for food and would often steal fish. One day in 1975, Silver was shot down again, but he wasn’t as lucky the second time. The residents of Elko, the Shoshone Tribe, Forestry Service, and many others gathered together to honor Silver by giving him an exhibit of honor at the Northeastern Nevada Museum. It has been 45 years since Silver the Bald Eagle was released to the Ruby Marshes. This August, the Museum will reveal an updated exhibit for our friend. In the words of Silver’s handler, Lar Caughlan- “Silver, fly free!” The Museum is recreating the aluminum can drive that the community put on to raise funds for Silver’s exhibit in 1975. You can drop your cans off at the Museum all summer long! Our friends at Elko Daily Free Press, Spring Creek Association, and Elko Senior Citizen Center also have aluminum can drop-off stations this summer in support of Silver. Please join us in celebrating Silver the Bald Eagle and his new exhibit on August 16, 2019, with a recreation of the champagne reception that was originally held to honor Silver when he came to live at the Museum. There will be food, drinks, and entertainment for all.
UPCOMING EVENTS
BROWN BAG HISTORY Held on the third Thursday of every other month from noon to 12:45 p.m., attendees are invited to bring a lunch to the Museum Theater and enjoy a presentation and discussion related to Elko County history. FREE SCHEDULE June 20 - Elko County 150 by Jan Petersen August 15 - Silver the Bald Eagle by Lar Caughlan
SUMMER OF SILVER Silver the Bald Eagle holds a special place in the hearts of the Elko community. Silver was shot by a hunter in Alaska in 1970. He was rehabilitated in San Francisco and released to Ruby Wildlife Refuge in Nevada in 1974. Silver lived happily in the Ruby Marshes for a year. Anglers knew him by name because he would beg for food and would often steal fish. One day in 1975, Silver was shot down again, but he wasn’t as lucky the second time. The residents of Elko, the Shoshone Tribe, Forestry Service, and many others gathered together to honor Silver by giving him an exhibit of honor at the Northeastern Nevada Museum. It has been 45 years since Silver the Bald Eagle was released to the Ruby Marshes. This August, the Museum will reveal an updated exhibit for our friend. In the words of Silver’s handler, Lar Caughlan- “Silver, fly free!” The Museum is recreating the aluminum can drive that the community put on to raise funds for Silver’s exhibit in 1975. You can drop your cans off at the Museum all summer long! Our friends at Elko Daily Free Press, Spring Creek Association, and Elko Senior Citizen Center also have aluminum can drop-off stations this summer in support of Silver. Please join us in celebrating Silver the Bald Eagle and his new exhibit on August 16, 2019 with a recreation of the champagne reception that was originally held to honor Silver when he came to live at the Museum. There will be food, drinks, and entertainment for all.
NORTHEASTERN NEVADA  MUSEUM
NORTHEASTERN NEVADA  MUSEUM