An early stage coach coming into Goldfield from Tonopah. The Malpais and nearby mountains can be seen in the top left of the photo.Welcome to the Goldfield Historical Society website.

The Goldfield Historical Society is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the history and heritage of Goldfield, Nevada for present and future generations.

(Photo at right)
An early stage coach coming into Goldfield from Tonopah.
The Malpais and nearby mountains can be seen in the top left of the photo.

 A busy day in downtown Goldfield. Looking south toward Malpais Mesa. Goldfield, Nevada was born in a hurry, due to the discovery of Gold in 1902, and grew from two miners to over 20,000 people in just six years. Goldfield lost a significant portion of its population by 1910, not because the gold was gone, but because the cost of mining was too great. As the years have gone by, the fabric of Goldfield's history continues to be wrent and torn a little more each year.

The Goldfield Historical Society is making a concerted effort to try and stop the devastation of time and make our town a "Place to Remember"

We hope you enjoy this Web Site. It is our hope that it will show you, through pictures and articles, the excitement that was and is Goldfield, Nevada.

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Ready for a little adventure?  The Historical Society is sponsoring the 2016 GPS Challenge as an added event during Goldfield Days August 5 thru 7.  Enjoy a piece of the outback, eat a little dust, redeem a prize.  The dates:  August 5 thru 7th.  Click here to see our flyer.

More progress happening on the Goldfield High School restoration project.

See what's going on at the Bullfrog Goldfield Railroad Maintenance and Repair Yard. 

 

      Click for information on our walking tour booklet--->

    Goldfield Walking Tour Booklet
             
   

If you have an interest in research of the history or genealogy of Esmeralda County please contact the Central Nevada Museum at cnmuseum@citlink.net

The History of Goldfield
The Tonopah and Goldfield Railroad
Goldfield’s Building Boom
The Devastating Fire of July 6, 1923

The Goldfield Hotel
Historic Properties in Goldfield