Housed in a restored 1920s ranch cookhouse, the Battle Mountain Cookhouse Museum is the area’s first museum dedicated to the exhibition and preservation of regional history. In addition to displays of area artifacts, the Cookhouse Museum hosts traveling cultural exhibitions, traditional and contemporary art, and a diverse array of cultural events including poetry and author readings, storytelling, and artist talks.
Located on Broyles Ranch Road just off Interstate 80, the bright red Cookhouse Museum offers various displays of local, Native American and Chinese art and artifacts. The Museum captures the pioneer spirit of Lander County’s first residents with snapshots of history: vintage kitchenware, eyeglasses, formal clothing, antique cameras, school equipment and ranching tools.
Future plans at the Cookhouse Museum include The Depot & Mining Museum which will allow us to expand our galleries, provide a community and visitor event space while highlighting the importance of mining to the past, present and future of Battle Mountain and the Silver State.