Sunday, March 09, 2008
The Pahrump Museum is a small fledging operation that is a labor of love of a number of local residents. I think it can be best described as an eclectic collection. It is largely made up of donations of family objects of area residents, both those who have lived in the area for generations and those who have arrived only lately. This is evident in such things as a model of a tug boat built in Maine for ocean service and personal treasures depicting lives from around the country.
While it would be difficult to actually learn many facts on the area history from the collection, you will get a feel about some of the people who have chosen to live in the area. There are a number of interesting objects, such as a nearly perfect salesman trunk from the mid 1800’s and a room devoted to Lincoln memorabilia.
We, in fact, learned the most about the area from a local college history professor, who was making a first attempt to catalogue the collection. He was a fount of knowledge on many local topics and just talking with him was worth the visit.