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NHS Artown Workshops – Great fun to be had this July!

Basket Making Workshop July 10th, 2019 10:30 – 11:30 am – Kids (ages 9 and older) 1 pm – 4 pm – Adults Come learn the traditional art of basket making in one of our basket-making classes. Children will learn how to weave a small basket and take their own basket home by participating in this […]

2019 C-Span City Tours – History of Gambling Interview

  History of Gambling The American Gaming Archives at the Nevada Historical Society tells the history of gambling through archival materials as well as artifacts. Howard Herz, curator of Gaming, showed items in the collection including cheating devices and slot machines. History of Gambling Interview C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their […]

Go West! Largest Political Collectibles Show in the West July 12-13

Go West! Largest Political Collectibles Show in the West Atlantis Resort and Casino 3800 South Virginia Street – Reno Friday, July 12, 2019  10 – 5 pm Saturday,  July 13, 2019  10 – 3 pm The event sponsors donated a free table for NHS to promote how the oldest cultural institution in Nevada preserves collections, […]

July is Artown 2019

July is ARTOWN July 2019 4th, State Holiday—Closed 10th, 10:30-11:30am: Basket Making Workshop – kids ages 9 and up $15 materials fee 10th, 1-4pm: Basket Making Workshop – Adults, $35 materials fee 10th, 5-6:30 pm: Writers’ Wednesday– Jack Bacon, author, art appraiser, and consultant, will discuss his soon-to-be-published book, 19th and 20th Century: PAINTERS OF […]

High Noon Thurs., June 20th

High Noon: Shootout with Neal Cobb Thursday, June 20th, 2019 Noon Video Series – Old Tales of Nevada series Rodeo Queens episode Ashley Espin, guest speaker and former Miss Reno Rodeo 2014 and Miss Rodeo Nevada 2015. This month we are honored to have a real Rodeo Queen join us!! Ashley Espin was Miss Reno […]

Rip-Roaring Rodeo Series Thurs., June 13th

Rip-Roaring Rodeo Series June 13, 2019 5:00 – 5:30 pm Wine and Cheese Reception 5:30-6:30 pm Lecture The Rip-Roaring Rodeo Series is taking place at the Nevada Historical Society January through June 2019 in honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Reno Rodeo! History of the Reno Rodeo, its growth over the years and the […]

Writers’ Wednesday June 12th

Writers’ Wednesday Wednesday, June 12th 5:00 – 5:30 pm Wine, Beer and Cheese Reception 5:30 – 6:30 pm Lecture Author Pat Evans will be the guest speaker and talk about his book Nevada Beer: An Intoxicating History. These lectures feature a different author who takes part in a book signing, a presentation and a question-and-answer […]

History Lecture Sat., June 8th

History Lecture Saturday, June 8th 1:00 – 2:00 pm Mormon Handcarts to Zion Jim Bonar, guest speaker “Mormon Handcarts to Zion” join us for a historical lecture by local historian and educator Jim Bonar about the long and arduous journey to Zion pulling possessions in handcarts. Admission is $5 for adults; free for children 17 […]

World Environment Day Wed., June 5th

World Environment Day Wednesday June 5, 2019 1:00 – 2:00 pm Crystal Peak Trail Project Kerry Rohrmeier Ph.D., guest speaker “Crystal Peak Trail Project” was a first in many ways. It’s the first time that Washoe County invested in a public art piece and it’s the Burning Man project’s first off-playa permanent art piece. Join […]

High Noon Thurs. May 16

High Noon: Shootout with Neal Cobb Thursday, May 16th, 2019 Noon Video Series – Explore Nevada Master Gardening Video episode on the Master Gardening with guest speaker Paul Hollis. High Noon: Shoot Out with Neal Cobb. The May High Noon: Shoot Out with Neal Cobb on Thursday, May 16th and will be about master gardening […]