High Desert Museum
The High Desert Museum explores the natural and cultural history of the High Desert region.
Backstory and Context
The High Desert Museum opened in 1982 and remains one of the state's most popular tourist destinations. Its collection contains around 29,000 items from a large area encompassing the Great Basin, Plateau, and Pacific Northwest regions. These items include art, Native American artifacts, western and contemporary art, photographs, rare books, clothing, paintings, sculptures, and drawings. The collection features many highlights. One is an authentic stagecoach used by several prominent historical figures including General Ulysses S. Grant, the Prince of Wales (who became King Edward VII), and Prince Alexander of Russia. Other highlights include prehistoric and historic Native American artifacts as well as contemporary works of art, objects and archives of the U.S. Forest Service, Chinese objects, frontier medicine artifacts, Edward Curtis photographs, Native American basketry, objects related to Basque culture and history, and period clothing, furniture and firearms.
"About Us." High Desert Museum. Accessed September 1, 2020. https://highdesertmuseum.org/about-2.
"The Museum Collection." Accessed September 1, 2020. https://highdesertmuseum.org/our-collections.
Wikimedia Commons: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:High_Desert_Museum