The Humboldt Museum has an extensive collection of newspaper advertisements for performances and events staged at the Nixon Opera House. Also known as "Nixon Hall," the beautiful two-story theater was built in 1907, with financing from George Nixon. Nixon, whose First National Bank was robbed in 1900, allegedly by Butch Cassidy and his gang, served as a U.S. Senator.
Newspaper articles listing some performers who appeared at the Nixon Opera House included:
- Carolyn Thomson who sings the lead role in Adele
- Walter DeLeon author of The Campus playing leading role - 1914
- Schubert Symphony Club and Lady Quartette of Chicago - 1912
- University of Nevada Glee Club - 1915
- Peggy O'Neil in Oliver Morosco's production Peg O' My Heart
- The Five Glastones
- Madeline Winthrop leading lady Seven Days
- Ford and Louise of Louise Johnson & Company - 1910
- William Rock and Maud Fulton and the Anderson Gaity Company in their world famous travesty on Sarah Bernhardt
- Forty of New York's daintiest bon bons in The Candy Shop, a musical and vaudeville de luxe
- Charlotte Walker in The Trail of the Lonesome Pine
- Jos. Rith presents The Missouri Girl with "Zeke" and "Daisy" - 1912
- Maude Adams in the comedy in four acts Quality Street.