The festivities begin in the park in front of the Nevada State Museum, Carson City with crafts and traditional Chinese dances.
Everyone is invited to follow the lion dancers as they parade down Carson Street to the Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada. There, the party continues with activities and events in the afternoon.
Chinese New Year is the largest and longest celebration in the Chinese calendar. Chinese people have lived in Nevada as far back as 1851, when Nevada was part of Utah Territory. In 1860, the Dayton area was shown on maps as “Chinatown”.
The museum has extensive collections from several Chinese colonies across Nevada. The museum will highlight some of these objects during the program. Come see the performances of the Carson Valley Chinese Culture Group and our parade down Carson Street.
“We look forward to offering this event every year,” said Myron Freedman, Administrator of the Nevada Division of Museums and History. “This program brings the Chinese cultural objects displayed in our exhibitions to life. Imagine a Chinese New Year parade marching through our mock-up of 19th-century Winnemucca Chinatown in our History Gallery.
The museum is located at 600 N. Carson St.
Face coverings must be worn inside the museum by all visitors. Regular admission to the museum is $10 for adults and free for members and children 17 and under.
If people want to enjoy this program from the comfort of their homes, it will also be broadcast live on Facebook. This program is supported in part by a grant from Nevada Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities.