On June 8, 2017, the International Footprint Association, Carson Valley Chapter, presented a check for $1,000 to the Nevada State Prison Preservation Society. The presentation was made by Ray Hoyt and Sheriff Ron Pierini, representing the Footprinters This generous donation will be used to fund various elements of the process to change the official use of NSP from occupied prison to a public historical site. The presentation was made at the entrance to the prison. The Footprint Association supports law enforcement within their communities, as well as worthy movements and charities.
The Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering (formerly School of Mines), located at the University of Nevada Reno, is home to the W.M. Keck Museum. Opened in 1908, it is the 2nd oldest museum in Nevada and the oldest geology museum. Here you will find the infamous tracks of the giant sloth, along with fossilized footprints of camel, deer, and dog, all cut from the yard at the Nevada State Prison.
The May/June 2017 edition of NEVADA MAGAZINE will feature the story of the Nevada State Prison and the work being done by the Society to preserve this important part of Nevada History.
Society President Glen Whorton has new information to share. You can find it under the “News” tab
The first phase of the process to obtain a change of use permit and new occupancy code will begin this Wednesday when our architects make an on-site visit. (Click for more)
In April 2016, public access to the prison was suspended by state officials until such time as an application for change in use is submitted and a new occupancy permit is issued. We reached an important milestone this week when the agreement between the Department of Corrections and the Society was amended to allow the Society to engage the services of the architect and engineer who will now begin the code analysis. During this phase, the architect will assess the existing building conditions relative to the proposed use, based on statutes, adopted building codes and federal accessibility laws. Drawings and … Read More