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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 […]

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 […]

New exhibit celebrates Reno Rodeo centennial

RENO, Nevada – The Reno Rodeo is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2019 and the Nevada Historical Society is tipping its cap to the city’s longest running special event with a new exhibit. On Wednesday, May 15, the Historical Society will unveil, “Reno Rodeo: 100 Years of the Wildest Richest Rodeo in the West.” The […]

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! Reno Rodeo 100th Anniversary Legacy Project Clint Wells, guest speaker Come learn […]

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 […]

Rip-Roaring Rodeo Series Thurs., May 2

Rip-Roaring Rodeo Series May 2, 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! The Nevada White Hats 80th Anniversary Sandy Scott, guest speaker Sandy is a […]

2019 Chip Dig Sat., May 4

Programming Schedule 2019 May 2019 4th, 10:00-4:00pm: Chip Dig & Gambling Collectibles Show Are you interested and gaming and gambling memorabilia? Check out our Vendors tables to see or collect a memento from Nevada’s colorful gaming past. An event not to miss! Confirmed Vendors: Steve Blust – Casino chips, Casino-related books and Casino playing Cards. […]

Nevada Historical Society: Chip Dig and Collectibles Show 5/4

RENO, Nevada – Many a Nevadan has come across an old gaming token or piece of casino memorabilia at an estate sale, auction or as a family hand-me-down and wondered, “is this worth anything?” Or perhaps you’ve been thinking of getting into collecting such items and wonder how to get started. Those question can be […]