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Exhibits

The Museum exhibits include a variety of historic buildings saved from destruction and preserved at this site.  Each building contains exhibits of artifacts and collections from the early days in the Owens Valley.  The Museum buildings have been set up to represent a village surrounding the railroad depot.  With the exception of the original depot and the agent's house, the original village of Laws was gone by 1959, the year before the railroad shut down.  Pictured below are samples of our exhibits.
 

Photo of original 1883 Agent house.

 

 

ORIGINAL 1883 AGENT HOUSE - Featuring antique furnishings and kitchen.

 

Photo of Original 1883 Laws Depot

 

ORIGINAL 1883 DEPOT - Railroad memorabilia and model train displays

 

 

 

 

 

Photo of Engine #9 and freight cars

 

 

ENGINE #9 AND FREIGHT CARS - Climb into the cab and ring the bell

 

 

 

Photo of Caboose #1

 

CARSON AND COLORADO CABOOSE #1 -
Built in 1883 in the V & T shops in Carson City

 

 

Photo of original Pine Creek Mine engine and ore car

 

 

OLD SMOKEY AND THE FIRST AID CAR - Came from the Pine Creek Tungsten Mine.  Restored and operational in 2008.

 

Photo of fully restored and operational 1927 Death Valley RR Motor Car #5

 

DEATH VALLEY CAR - 1927 Self-propelled car from the Death Valley Railroad.  Restored in 2004, ride it during the summer.

 

OIL AND WATER TANKS- Used to refuel the steam locomotives.

 

 

 

ORIGINAL 1883 TURNTABLE - Still spins!  Contact Train Barn personnel for a try at it!

 

 

 

 

 

MINING EQUIPMENT AND ORE PROCESSING MILL - Watch the mill operate in this video provided by usaAmateurtraveler.com.

WAGON BARN - Old wagons, some operational, and a replica wagon repair shop

 

 

 

OLD GAS STATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BOTTLE HOUSE - Extensive bottle display

 

 

 

 

 

Photo of restored 1900  ranch house containing doll collection

 

 

 

 

RANCH HOUSE - Restored circa 1914 ranch house

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