Most people have a pretty sterile vision of museums. They have institutional white walls and satin ropes. There may be a security guard perched by the entry way to the gallery. The J.Spencer Watkins Memorial Museum is not that museum.
Like so much of the odd town of Virginia City, the J.Spencer Watkins Memorial Museum is a place for the eddies of history. Strange items flow in to Virginia City and settle on the shelves and in the display cases of the museum. Wander through a mismatched collection of taxidermy, skulls, and other oddities. Read newspaper clippings about the local blind bartender. Peak at faded fashions of a bygone age.