About the Museum
The Eureka Sentinel Museum is housed in the 1879 Eureka Sentinel Newspaper Building. This structure was used as the newspaper office and a 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. On the ground floor you will find a press room from the 1800's complete with posters printed by the Eureka Sentinel and plastered on the press room walls.
All of the press equipment is original, showing how a newspaper was printed in the boom days of Eureka. In the mining history room, tools from the early days of mining are on display, as well as historic stock certificates, ledgers and personal miner's items. On the second floor, exhibits depict school life in the early days of Eureka along with a parlor and kitchen equipped with many items visitors may remember from grandma's house.
There are also items on display from many fire companies, fraternal organizations and military uniforms from WWI and WWII. Along the upstairs hall is a window of the late 1800's Eureka Barber Shop, complete with an oak barber chair. The gift shop offers books about Eureka's history, soap and pottery made right here in Eureka and special gifts to commemorate a visit to Eureka, Nevada!
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