Nevada State Prison will be setting for movie

NSP is setting for movie In late July the Society was approached by filmmakers interested in using the prison as the location for their movie. The Nevada Department of Corrections asked the Society to supervise this project and provided us with a letter of authorization. What followed was five weeks of hard work by our attorney, Brian Hutchins, resulting in a location agreement between the filmmakers and the Society. This detailed agreement will guide our involvement in the current project and also serve as a model for future television and movie projects at NSP. Our small volunteer organization is taking … Read More

’48 Hours’ uses prison as backdrop

The CBS news program “48 Hours” used the Nevada State Prison as a backdrop for a story airing on September 30, 2017, at 9 p.m. The filming was authorized by the Nevada Department of Corrections and took place yesterday, Aug. 15. Put this on your calendar! Some of the professional photography from this shoot will be donated to the Nevada State Prison Preservation Society. Next board meeting The next meeting of the NSPPS Board of Directors will be Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, at 5:30 p.m. in the old Court House at the Nevada State Prison.    

Exciting work ahead on NSPPS Collections

By Sherry Griffin Grundy Hello, Friends of the Nevada State Prison Preservation Society! As a new board member for NSPPS, I wanted to take a few minutes to introduce myself and share some of the exciting work ahead for the development and management of the NSPPS Collections. By way of introduction, my name is Sherry Griffin Grundy and I have lived in the region since 1997, when I moved to South Lake Tahoe and then to Carson City in 2006.  While I am not a Nevada native, my interest in studying and preserving the capital city’s history stems from a … Read More

Another month of slow but steady progress

by Glen Whorton This has been another month of slow but steady progress. The John Ben Snow Memorial Trust grant has made it possible to begin work on preparing the prison for tours. There are three projects that we know are going to be needed, even though the Code Analysis is not complete. We are going to need handrails for the walkway from the visiting room to the cellhouse. There will be a requirement for a handicap ramp at the entrance to the cellhouse. Lastly we want to open the tier between A Block and B Block of the cellhouse. … Read More

Light at the End of the Tunnel

Carson City Chamber of Commerce President Ronni Hannaman authored this story published in the Nevada Appeal.  Ronni highlights some of achievements and challenges the Nevada State Prison Preservation Society and it’s members are working on.  A sincere “thank you” to Ronni and the Carson City Chamber of Commerce!

June 19, 2017, Grant Awarded to Nevada State Prison Preservation Society

“The John Ben Snow Foundation and Memorial Trust has awarded a $12,500 grant to NSPPS. The grant funds are earmarked for the permit project, which is being led by a team of architects and engineers, and is currently underway. The permit process looks at requirements for changing the approved use of the site from an occupied prison to a historical site with public access. These funds will help pay for the neccesary modifications to the site and structures. Everything the society does is accomplished without public funds, so this grant is extremely important and very much appreciated. The Grant Committee … Read More