Newly discovered stereograph

A recently discovered stereograph, believed to be circa 1880, shows people examining prehistoric footprints at the Nevada State Prison. Stereographs consist of two nearly identical photographs or photomechanical prints, paired to produce the illusion of a single three-dimensional image, usually when viewed through a stereoscope. Check out the Library of Congress’s collection, where you can search for Nevada or the name on this card, Pacific Coast Views, for several eye-catching examples, including views of Washoe Valley and of Yosemite from the late 1800s. This particular stereograph doesn’t show up in either search. If you have any additional information about it, … Read More

Christmas ornament features NSP

The Nevada State Prison Preservation Society is proud to have had a depiction of the historic prison fashioned into a Carson City Christmas ornament in 2015. A limited supply of these collectible ornaments are for sale at the Carson City Chamber of Commerce office for $15 each.  

Thoughts from the president

by Glen Whorton By now you have heard that a movie was filmed at Nevada State Prison. This was a 10-week endeavor involving thousands of hours of Nevada State Prison Preservation Society volunteer time. Actually, this movie would not have been possible without the involvement of NSPPS. Coordination of this effort was supervised by NSPPS Vice President Robin Bates. It all started in August with the development of a location agreement by NSPPS legal counsel, Brian Hutchins. The movie company prepped the site during the month of September, and filmed during October and November. The support of our members was … Read More

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