A bustling past

The Eureka Sentinel Museum offers a glimpse into the past of this small Nevada town

by Kirsten Cook

The two-storey Eureka Sentinel Museum building was once a bustling press office for the Eureka Sentinel, which was the local newspaper that started up in 1879 and finally came to an end in 1960.

In 1982 the lower level of this original building reopened, this time as a museum. Here you can view a complete press room from over a century ago—and the walls are still covered with Eureka Sentinel posters. Both floors of the building are now open to the public, with displays that showcase the original press equipment, among other artifacts. It’s easy to imagine the busy days of Eureka’s past with a visit to the Eureka Sentinel Museum.

There are lots of other interesting exhibits to see, as well as a gift shop where you can find additional information about Eureka’s boom days. Visit the upper floor to look in at the antique barber shop. In fact, many aspects of the daily life of Eureka’s intriguing past are on display, allowing you to explore the original mining heritage of this interesting little town.

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