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Docent Orientation Class Mar 1

Docent Orientation Class 2019 March 1, 2019 10:00 am–1:00 pm The NHS Docent Council is the volunteer organization which, for the past 35 years, has supported the mission and activities of the NHS. We are seeking volunteers for our Museum Store and Educational Tour Guides. Museum Store: Work in a customer service environment, greet and […]

NHS Artifact Talk – Sat, Mar 2

NHS Artifact Talk Series March 2, 2019 1:00 – 2:00 pm We are bringing back a fun lecture series called NHS Artifact Talk. The guest lecturer Julien Pelligrini, Research Associate, NSM-CC has been researching an important artifact located within the Nevada Gallery. His lecture is called  Atlatls, Darts, and Spindles of the Rollins Cache. This series […]

Reno Philharmonic – The Music – Fri, Mar 1

Reno Philharmonic Exhibition Lecture Series The Music Fri, March 1, 2019 5:15 – 6:15 pm Laura Jackson, Music director and Tim Young, Guest Lecturers; Chris Morrison, Moderator Music Director Laura Jackson will talk about programming and commissioning for a symphony orchestra. How does a director choose what to play, and how does an orchestra choose […]

Rip-Roaring Rodeo Series – Fri, Feb 22

Rip-Roaring Rodeo Series February 22, 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 first Reno Rodeo, including key players, organizers, and champions […]

High Noon – Thurs, Feb 21

High Noon: Shootout with Neal Cobb Thursday, February 21, 2019 Noon Video Series – Old Tales of Nevada Ice Harvesting 10/05/2011 Guest speaker Tom Macaulay will join us for discussion (weather dependent) Synopsis: Have you ever wondered how ice was harvested in the past?  Ice was an important commodity in the Comstock and across the […]

Writers’ Wednesday – Wed, Feb 13

Writers’ Wednesday February 13, 2019 5:00 – 5:30 pm Wine and Cheese Reception 5:30 – 6:30 pm Lecture This month our guest author, Jack Hursh will give a lecture on his book Nevada Barn Heritage – Truckee Meadows Remembered. Jack Hursh is a Cartographer and Publications Specialist with the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology. Jack’s […]

NHS Closure – Sat, Jan 26 – Noon

The Nevada Historical Society will close on Saturday, January 26th at Noon and the Society will host a memorial to honor Phil Earl from 1:30 to 3:00 pm that afternoon.  All are welcome to attend. Today we received the sad news that long-time respected Nevada Historical Society history curator and Nevada historian, Phil Earl has […]

Rip-Roaring Rodeo Series Jan 25

Rip-Roaring Rodeo Series January 25, 2019 5:00 – 5:30 pm Wine and Cheese Reception 5:30-6:30 pm Lecture The Birth and Early Years of the Reno Gay Rodeo 1976-1979 Jeff Auer, Guest Speaker American History and Humanities instructor and LBGTQ Scholar Check back for more information. Seating is limited.  Arrive early to ensure yourself a seat […]

Reno Phil Lecture Series – The Musicians Jan 11

Reno Philharmonic Exhibition Lecture Series The Musicians Fri, January 11th, 2019 5:15 – 6:15 pm Marianne Maytan and Ron Williams, Speakers Moderator, Judith F. Simpson Longtime Reno Phil musicians will share highlights from their experiences of the decades. This talk will be moderated by Judy Simpson, author of Fifty Years of the Philharmonic. The Reno […]

High Noon Jan 17

High Noon: Shootout with Neal Cobb Thursday, January 17, 2019 Noon Scenic Nevada Video Series Last Chance Scenic Places, 2007 Sun Productions Sunny Minedew, guest speaker Synopsis: In this episode, thirteen scenic places throughout Nevada are showcased: Black Rock Desert, High Rock Canyon, Charles Sheldon Wildlife Refuge, Gold Hill & Virginia City Cemetery, Flattop Mesa, […]