The Humboldt Museum is located at 175 Museum Lane just off of Highway 95.
If you haven’t been there lately, you should come up and check out all of the great exhibits that showcase local history. While you are there, be sure to appreciate the newly striped parking lot that was until recently a solid black asphalt square next to the museum.
Seventeen year-old Ryan Andrews from Boy Scout Troop #223 in Winnemucca was the force behind this project.
“My Eagle Scout service project entails the striping of the upper parking lot of the Humboldt Museum (a non-profit organization)," Andrews said. "The purpose of the project is to provide a more efficient and safe parking area for visitors to our community museum, especially when there are large groups visiting. It will also identify designated handicap stalls for easy access to the sidewalks closest to the main building entrance.”
It took Andrews and his team two days to complete the restriping project, as they thoroughly cleaned the lot and meticulously striped it.
Andrews has been in scouts for seven years and is currently a Life Scout.
“I like going to the high adventure camps with the scouts,” Andrews said. “Two years ago I went to a camp in Florida, and this year I am going to a world jamboree in Virginia. I also like the little camping trips that our troop takes. We learn how to tie knots and all kinds of survival skills.”
Dana Toth has been the Executive Director of the Humboldt Museum for eight years.
“We have done several expansion projects of the museum over the years, and the parking lot was put in several years ago," Toth said. "We are very happy to have Ryan here doing this for us. It will be nice because it has been kind of “chaos parking” up to now; the striping and ADA parking will make it much more structured.”
The Humboldt Museum is open Wednesday through Friday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Anyone interested in joining/volunteering to help the boy scouts should contact Scoutmaster Ryan Magoon at 775-304-9551.