The Fourth Ward School Museum is a magnificent historic structure and major national museum dedicated to the history of education. The group also maintains a deep set of public archives, historic documents, and maps.
The Historic Fourth Ward School Museum & Archives: Built in 1876, the Historic Fourth Ward School is the only four-storied, Victorian Era, Second Empire, wood school building in existence in the United States. It is home to the first two graduates from a Nevada school, both women, in the class of 1878. This National Historic Landmark District museum is dedicated to the history of education and the Comstock Lode. The museum includes an archival collection of over 6,000 photographs, 1,200 artifacts and 5,000 documents relating to education and Storey County. Contact information for this treasured museum is:
Historic Fourth Ward School Museum
Lara Mather, Executive Director
537 South C Street, P.O. Box 4
Virginia City, NV 89440
(775) 847-0975 ext. 1
|St. Mary’s Art Center is a restored 1876 hospital converted into an art center in 1964. The Center offers Imaginations Art Classes & Programs for children as well as creative art spaces and facilities for professional artists, workshops, retreats and community events. The Center, with its 16 room overnight accommodations and turn of the century décor, also has an Artist in Residence Program. These creative programs are designed to allow artists to reflect and create on the Comstock and connect with the community a beautiful historical setting. Multiple art galleries exhibit rotating local and regional professional artwork with art and historical tours available. If you are interested to support the valuable contribution this center makes to our community, contact information is listed below:
St. Mary’s Art Center
The Virginia City Senior Center supports local seniors with a cafeteria and meals on wheels. For many local seniors it is the most critical means of nutritious meals that support their health. If you are interested to help keep these wheels turning for our elderly, contact for the senior center is:
Virginia City Senior Center
Stacy Gilbert- Executive Director
100 Mill Street PO Box 786
Virginia City, NV 89440
Lockwood Senior Center is a congregate meal site that Storey County contracts with Washoe County to provide meals. If you are interested to help with their meal program, contact for the community/senior center is:
Lockwood Community/Senior Center
800 Peri Ranch Road
Lockwood, NV 89434
Mark Twain Community Center provides programs that meet the needs of the community, enhance the quality of life and pro-mote involvement amongst neighbors. Connecting families one “Storey” at a time!
The Mark Twain Community Center is a tax exempt entity to provide resources and facilities for the promotion of goodwill, educational opportunities and training for the Mark Twain residents for the ex-press purpose of neighborhood improvement and growth.
The Mark Twain Community Center is the home to a wide variety of community activities. The Center hosts a branch of the Storey County Library and a complete computer lab with classes, as well as a kitchen and meeting rooms. Throughout the year there are a number of community activities at the MTCC. In addition, the Center hosts a number of private groups and 12 STEP programs. If you are interested to help or rent this community center, contact for the community center is:
Mark Twain Community Center
500 Sam Clemens Ave
Dayton, NV 89403