Restoring the legacy of a nation.
The Comstock Historic District is one of the most important National Historic Landmarks in the
United States of America. At over fourteen thousand acres, it is also one of the largest.
The district includes Virginia City, Gold Hill, Silver City, the historic part of Dayton, and the historic site of Sutro.
The Landmark commemorates a long history of remarkable achievements in the field of mining.
By Donna Flood - Comstock Chronicle On March 24, 2020, the Com-stock Foundation for History and Culture was the recipient of GuideStar's Gold Seal of Transparency 2020 Award. The award recognizes the Foundation’s level of commitment to its mission, including the...
By Jen Hunt - Comstock Chronicle The Comstock Historical Foundation was recently awarded a $5,000.00 grant from the NV Energy Foundation to support the design-ing of a new museum, “The Comstock Foundation Min-ing Milling Museum & Visitor Center,” an 8,800 square...
An Open Letter to Virginia City
Among the 200 Twain scholars I’ve communed with over the past 40 years, Virginia City has been their biggest disappointment. Hannibal, Hartford and Elmira boast Mark Twain’s profile in grand style, and our Comstock Fathers & Mothers should visit there.
Mark Twain has a wider reputation, is better known nationally and world-wide than Virginia City, and many Comstock residents would be quite surprised to hear that.
It’s time we recognize and celebrate the literary birthplace of America’s best loved author, Mark Twain; time for Virginia City to take her rightful place of honor as the lodestone of the enduring literary compendium of one Samuel Langhorne Clemens. Commemorate it and they will come.
Our intrepid Executive Director of the Comstock Foundation for History & Culture, Steven Saylor, along with the propitious new owner and renovator of the Territorial Enterprise Building, Tom Hayward, will be leading the way.
I see a new dispensation dawning over Virginia City…
With great love for the Comstock Lode,
I remain your faithful servant and friend,
The Comstock Foundation for History and Culture was the recipient of the Northern Nevada Development Authority’s Pioneer/Boundary Peak Award as best non profit in 2018. The Comstock Foundation has worked since 2014 to rebuild historic structures and encourage the preservation and promotion of the historic and cultural resources within the Virginia City National Landmark District.
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