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. Plan your Eureka Sentinel Museum visit and explore what else you can see and do in Eureka using our Eureka tour itinerary planning site .
Eureka Sentinel Museum Reviews
As retired journalists, my wife and I really appreciated the effort made here to preserve a historic publishing operation. The original press and linotype machine are sitting where they did when the..... more »
I was very impressed by the diversity of artifacts. There was a full printing operation downstairs and then upstairs had household items, local memorabilia, mining history, local history, etc. The..... more »
Wonderful little museum full of interesting exhibits with fascinating historical items on display. If you like to read and have any interest in journalism and vintage typewriters, you are certain to enjoy more than just a few minutes in here. Many beautiful vintage typewriters on display! If you are interested in graphic design and printing, you have to check it out and spend some time looking around the press room. Fantastic! I thoroughly enjoyed my visit and still really didn't get to see everything. There are new displays being installed! I got a sneak peek of the next room which features antique fire fighter equipment and fraternal organization regalia! Wow! Step inside and look around for a while, you are certain to enjoy it. Remember to give a donation and make a purchase from the little gift shop. Indian Head pennies and buffalo nickels! Lots of books on the local history for your entertainment and enlightenment. Enjoy!
The lady that runs it is the best. She also helped us with the US-50 challenge. The museum is awesome.
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