Permanent Exhibits

Datsolalee Basket

Wikiup

Miner's Bathtub, Candelaria

Miss Wakayama, Nevada's Friendship Doll

Permanent Gallery – Reno History

Welcome to Reno History Gallery, the latest version of the Nevada Historical Society’ Janice Pine Reno History Gallery. All of the interpretation and collections—artifacts, photographs and print ephemera—come from the Nevada Historical Society.  Reno History Gallery utilizes the Historical Society’s collections to tell five themes about how Reno became the Biggest Little City in the World.

Tough Little Town on the Truckee
Reno Noir: America’s 20th Century Sin City
On the Road Again: Travel and Tourism in the Biggest Little City
Everyday Reno: People, Places, and Things


Permanent Gallery – Nevada History

Welcome to Nevada: Prisms & Perspectives, the latest version of the Nevada Historical Society’ Wilbur S. Shepperson Nevada Gallery. All of the interpretation and collections—artifacts, photographs and maps—come from the Nevada Historical Society.  Nevada: Prisms & Perspectives utilizes the Historical Society’s collections to tell five crucial stories about life in the Silver State. Each story is complete in itself, but all five are intimately related to each other.

Living on the Land
Riches from the Earth
Passing Through
Neon Nights
Federal Presence


Gallery Handouts

Check out our gallery handouts before your visit.

Gallery Notes

Scavenger Hunt