Posts by Susan Mowers

Sarah Patton joins Nevada Historical Society as librarian and archivist

RENO, Nevada — Nevada Historical Society has chosen Sarah Patton as its new librarian and archivist. Patton comes from the Hoover Institution Library & Archives at Stanford University, where she was the research services manager. She began the position on Jan. 3, 2022. “We are excited to have Sarah join our team,” Catherine Magee, Nevada […]

NHS Reopening Update – Wed., July 15th, 2020

The Nevada Historical Society Museum will reopen beginning on Wednesday, July 15, 2020. Consult the Nevada Historical Society website for online reservations for Museum and Research Library under VISIT. The online registration forms are active today, July 1st, 2020 to schedule your upcoming visit to our galleries or research library. Here’s what we will ask […]


The Nevada Historical Society’s Friendship Doll, Miss Wakayama received a white and yellow peace cap. The Nevada Historical Society has been the care takers of Nevada’s Friendship Doll, Miss Wakayama since 1929. One of the Nevada Historical Society’s most endearing artifacts has a new accessory and a new story to share with visitors after more […]


A night time view of the famous Reno Arch with torches, 1930s. The Nevada Historical Society maintains the largest collection of photographs in the State, dating from 1860’s to the present, and document a variety of subjects and locations. Make sure to check out the Society’s collection during our Research Library hours, Tuesday thru Saturday, 12:00 […]