100th Anniversary – Lincoln Highway Lecture – Thurs., Aug 22

History Lecture 100th Anniversary of the Lincoln Highway August 22, 2019 5 – 5:30 pm Wine and Cheese 5:30 – 6:30 pm Lecture Guest Speaker, Jim Bonar Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Lincoln Highway with local historian, Jim Bonar. The Lincoln Highway Association was formed in the early 1990s and Jim became a charter member. […]

Hot August Nights Lecture – Fri., Aug 2

Hot August Nights History Lecture Friday,  August 2, 2019 12:00 – 1:00 pm Guest speakers, Dennis Bryan and Guest. Hot August Nights:  The Founding Years The very beginning… How a simple meeting between two men would became a yearly event that would, through the years, generate several billion dollars of economic impact, put Reno on […]

Clutching at Straws Basque History Lecture – Sat., July 27, 2019

History Lecture Saturday, July 27th, 2019 1:00-2:00 pm Clutching at Straws: Basque Exiles in Mexico, the Bracero Program, and the Sheepherder Labor Shortage in the American West during the Second World War Iker Saitua PhD., guest speaker Abstract: During the Second World War, the western sheep industry faced a serious labor shortage, or better said, a […]

AGA Fireside Chat – Thurs., July 25, 2019

AGA Fireside Chat Thursday, July 25, 2019 5:00-5:30 pm: wine and cheese reception 5:30-6:30 pm: Frank Sinatra Saga Part I: The revocation hearing that Never Came to be! Guest speakers, Guy W. Farmer, Howard Herz and Michael Fischer The subject of discussion is the Gaming license revocation of Frank Sinatra at the Cal Neva. It involves […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]