White Pine Public Museum


The White Pine Public Museum was opened on August 1, 1959 with the help and donations of many citizens in White Pine County.


Exhibits include:

  • A jail cell from the old Ely City Jail.
  • The original one-room school house from Baker, Nevada.
  • A historic doll collection.
  • The bones of two giant short-faced bears (Arctodus simus).
  • A historic bell from Hamiliton, Nevada (now a ghost town).
  • Early record books of White Pine County and businesses.
  • A mineral collection which contains a wide variety of copper ore samples, petrified woods, fossils of ancient marine life and a collection of polished rocks.
  • A well drilling rig.
  • The historic “4th of July” mural on the side of the museum.
  • And much more!

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Museum Front




Giant Short-faced Bear




White Pine County Tourism and Recreation Board

Bristlecone Convention Center

150 Sixth Street
Ely, NV 89301
800-496-9350 or 775-289-3720
Fax: 775-289-6757


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