History reenacted in Genoa
June 20, 2007
The pioneers are coming to Genoa once again. Visit Mormon Station State Historic Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and see how early pioneers lived and worked. Members of the Sierra Nevada Mormon Pioneers will demonstrate corn-husk doll-making, rope making, leather working (making shoes and moccasins), fire starting (with flint and steel) and period cooking.
The living history re-enactment also includes pioneer games.
Cannon and musket firings will occur several times throughout the day. The activities are family-oriented and free to the public. People will also enjoy touring the museum and viewing artifacts found during recent construction projects at the park. Glass buttons, bottles, pottery fragments and several tools are on display.
The museum is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. There is a $2 museum entry fee. Children 12 and under are free. Park visitors can enjoy picnicking, walking in the stockade and viewing the wagon shelter at no charge. For more information call Mormon Station at (775) 782-2590.
Mormon Station State Historic Park is the site of Nevada’s first permanent non-native settlement. Mormon Station is located in the small town of Genoa, 12 miles south of Carson City. The park features a replica of the original trading post built in 1851, which houses a small museum with relics of pioneer days, as well as picnic and group facilities. Mormon Station is open May through October.