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News, Meetings & Events

News, Meetings and Events
Quarterly Newsletters

Newsletter 4th Quarter 2017, Issue No. 22

We want to thank all of our returning members for sending in their dues in a timely manner and a warm welcome to our new members. The Society met three times since the last issue.

Election – The annual election of Board officers was held at the January meeting. The current officers are willing to serve for another year. The officers are: John Ekman, President; Dominic Pappalardo, Vice President; Edie Koepnick, Secretary; Lisa Pappalardo, Treasurer; Larry Bennett, Director. A big thank you to all for your efforts this past year and for agreeing to continue the fine work that you have done.

Desk Donation
– The school desks have arrived! One of our members, Glenn Praiss provided the transportation of the donated desks from the Fourth Ward School Museum in Virginia City, NV. Thank you so much Glenn. Edie & Richard Koepnick were also involved in arranging the move and we thank you as well. As you can see, they have been set up in the designated school room. As reported in the last issue, we are setting up one of the rooms in the Goldfield High School as a period class room. The next effort is to get the venetian blinds cleaned and restrung. There are five blinds needed to complete the room at an approximate cost of $175 each. We also need to replace the glass in several of the windows. A contact in Tonopah has agreed to assist with this effort. Continue reading here...

(Photo provided by Jim Price )

Check out the past issues of our newsletter.

1st Quarter 2017 2nd Quarter 2017 3rd Quarter 2017  
1st Quarter 2016 2nd Quarter 2016 3rd Quarter 2016 4th Quarter 2016
1st Quarter 2015 2nd Quarter 2015 3rd Quarter 2015 4th Quarter 2015



The Grand opening for the brand, spanking new Goldfield Visitor’s Center is scheduled for April 28, 2018 from 10:00 am til 4:00 pm. 

The ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 2:00 pm.  Locals and travelers are all welcome.  We have paved parking, a beautiful building, public restrooms and a dog park.  The building will house interesting artifacts and historical information graciously loaned to the center from local folks and organizations.  Most of the businesses in town will be open and there will be information booths, etc.  Come check us out!



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Past Events

GPS Challenge 2017

The GPS Challenge for 2017, held in August during Goldfield Days, was well received.  Each participant had a chance at the Grand Prize drawing which was a Two Person 3-Day Meal Kit from Backpacker’s Pantry. 

The winner was Shannon Stringer of Tonopah, Nevada.  We thank all the participants as well as the generous folks who stopped by the Historical Society booth with donations and just to visit. You made our event a success.

This little cutie was a special visitor and arrived in style! 










The 2016 GPS Challenge held during Goldfield days is over and the dust has settled. Check out how it all went here...

Historical Society Meetings

Regular Historical Society meetings are scheduled for the second Monday of each month (except December) at 6:00 pm Oct.-March, 7:00 pm April-Sept in the Chamber of Commerce building in Goldfield, Nevada. Check this site for any changes or contact us by e-mail.  Everyone is invited to attend.

Meeting Minutes


Jan 8, 2018 Feb 21, 2018 Mar 20, 2018 Apr 9, 2018  


Jan 9, 2017 Feb 13, 2017 Mar 13, 2017 April 10, 2017  May 8, 2017 
June 12, 2017 July 10, 2017 Aug 7, 2017 Sept 11, 2017 Oct 9, 2017
Nov 13, 2017      

Presidents Letters

Presidents Letter 2015 Presidents Letter 2016