Nevada Day celebration this weekend |

Nevada Day celebration this weekend

Staff Reports

Members of the Douglas High School JROTC Tiger Battalion march in the 2016 Nevada Day Parade.

The Tiger Battalion will be representing Douglas High School in Saturday's Nevada Day Parade.

The U.S. Army Jr. Reserve Officer Training Corps drill team is scheduled to participate in the annual celebration of Nevada statehood.

The Tiger Battalion is the first non-band entry in Division 3.

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office is the fourth member of the parade's vanguard. State Sen. James Settelmeyer and Assemblyman Jim Wheeler are in the first division with the governor and state officials.

Also appearing in the parade this year are Tumbleweed Gymnastics, the Washoe Tribe of Nevada & California, Trader Joe's and the Wa-She-Shu Casino.

The Douglas High School Marching Band will be in California on Nevada Day to compete in the Bands of America Northern California Regional Championship at San Jose State University stadium.

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The annual Nevada Day Parade starts at 10 a.m. and concludes at 2 p.m.

The Nevada State Museum and the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City are offering free admission to patrons Friday and Saturday in recognition of Nevada Day.

The Nevada State Museum is partnering with Stewart Indian School and the Nevada Indian Commission, and will have the Stewart Indian School Float and exhibit on display at the museum after the parade. It will feature life-size portraits of Stewart alumni and their biographies. Patrons will also have access to all the museum's exhibits. The museum opens at 8:30 a.m. both days.

The Nevada State Railroad Museum opens at 9 a.m. today and Saturday. Admission is free to the Jacobsen Interpretive Center.

Visitors also can take a ride on the historic McKeen Motor Car both days starting at 10 a.m. Fares for the 20-minute ride are $8 for ages 12 and older; $5 for museum members and ages 4-11 and free for children 3 and younger.

Local and state government offices will be closed for the state holiday today. Nevada's actual admission to the union occurred Oct. 31, 1864.