The Wilbur D. May Museum at Rancho San Rafael has a wide range of historic artifacts
The Wilbur D. May Museum at Rancho San Rafael has a wide range of historic artifacts
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The Wilbur D. May Museum’s King Tut exhibit has been extended by a week and will now be open to the public throughout the Memorial Day Weekend, including Monday, May 28, 2012. The museum store will offer a special sale with 25 percent off all King Tut souvenirs during the final week.
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The Wilbur D. May Museum’s King Tut exhibit has been extended by a week and will now be open to the public throughout the Memorial Day Weekend, including Monday, May 28, 2012.

The museum store will offer a special sale with 25 percent off all King Tut souvenirs during the final week.

Exhibit hours for the final week will be 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, May 23 – 26; 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 27, and 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Monday, May 28, 2012.

What: King Tut Exhibit extended through the Memorial Day Weekend

When: Exhibit hours are 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, and 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Monday, May 28, 2012

Where: Wilbur D. May Museum, Rancho San Rafael Regional Park 1595 N. Sierra Street, Reno

Cost: $9.00 adults, $8.00 children under 18 and seniors 62 and over Groups of 15 or more: $6.00 per person Contact: (775) 785-5961; www.maycenter.com

King Tut: “Wonderful Things” from the Pharaoh’s Tomb is a family-friendly exhibit that offers visitors of all ages an opportunity to travel back in time and experience the beauty, majesty, history and wonder of the world’s most notorious treasure find. This exhibit features reproductions of many of the Pharaoh’s sacred and personal belongings.

Artisans from the Pharaonic Village in Giza, Egypt, spent over ten years accurately creating the replicas that make up the ”Wonderful Things” exhibit. The originals are rarely, if ever, seen outside of Egypt.

The exhibit is on display at the May Museum through an agreement between Washoe County and the Origins Museum Institute and is supported by a generous grant from the Wilbur May Foundation.

Located within Rancho San Rafael Regional Park, the Wilbur D. May Center consists of the May Museum and May Arboretum and Botanical Garden. The museum is a lasting tribute to the legacy of rancher, adventurer and philanthropist Wilbur D. May. Permanent displays include rare and exotic collections from his many world travels. The May Center is managed by the Washoe County’s Department of Regional Parks and Open Space and continues to receive generous support from the Wilbur May Foundation.