Message from the Director

Dear Friends, The Nevada Historical Society is here to support you and our community. As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads, we see people, news reporters, and government leaders turn to history and public institutions to consult records, photographs, oral histories, journals—the historic record—for guidance. The coronavirus (COVID-19) has resulted in a number of challenges; one I […]

Closure Notice – March 31, 2020

Official Notice In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Nevada State Museums will be closed until further notice.. Please check back here and our Facebook page for further announcements. Just because you can’t come in, please submit your online research questions! You can find the specific department under the Requests Tab. Otherwise, you can call 775.688.1190 […]

High Noon – March 19th

High Noon: Shootout with Neal Cobb Wednesday, March 19, 2020 Noon Video – Old Tales of Nevada Topic – Tholl Fence Tholl Fence has been in business since 1912. Learn more about this local business and Neal will provide additional insight to its role in Nevada. As always, Neal will answer questions after the program. […]

4th Street: A Legacy of Change Exhibition – March 20 – April 18

Powerful Photo Exhibit Reveals 4th Street Motels 4th Street: A Legacy of Change Reception, Friday, April 3rd, 5-6:30pm The Reno MoMo initiative recognizes the legacy of mid-century modern architecture in Reno through a new exhibit, 4th Street: A Legacy of Change in the Event Space Gallery at Nevada Historical Society from March 20 – April […]

A Retrospective: Nevada Behind the Lens Exhibition

A Retrospective: Nevada Behind the Lens Dr. Lee P. Brumbaugh former NHS Photography Curator Exhibition: mid December 2019 – end May 2020 Reception: January 17, 2020 from 5:00 — 6:30 pm, free to the public and members This exhibition will showcase select framed images from four of his completed exhibitions; highlighting Nevada’s beauty, natural and […]

Writers’ Wednesday

Writers’ Wednesday March 11, 2020 5:00 – 5:30 pm book signing and wine/cheese reception  5:30 – 6:30 pm – Lecture This month’s book is called “One of a Kind” with author Mark Curtis who will discuss his book. The Writers’ Wednesday Lecture Series, held the second Wednesday of each month, features a different author who takes part […]

AGA – Fireside Chat

AGA Fireside Chat Lecture Wednesday, March 25, 2020 5:30 – 6:30 pm Howard Herz, guest speaker Lecture – History of Chip Art  The Nevada Historical Society is hosting its sixth lecture series that celebrates one of the state’s most important industries: gaming. The American Gaming Archives Lecture Series is scheduled for Wednesday, March 25th with […]

Docent Training Session – Feb. 27th

February 27th, 2020 10:30 am – 12:30 pm New Docent Training Session Are you interested in learning how to become a volunteer at the Nevada Historical Society? Do you have some free time? If so, this is the opportunity for you to learn the details and join our amazing volunteer group. Help make a difference […]

Writers’ Wednesday

Nevada Historical Society Writers’ Wednesday Wednesday, February 12th, 2020 5:00 – 5:30 pm – Wine and Cheese reception 5:30 – 6:30 pm – Lecture A Bold Gamble in Lake Tahoe with author Doresa Banning, will discuss her book. Book Write-up GAMBLERS, RACKETEERS, CELEBRITIES: MOST HERE DIDN’T PLAY BY THE RULES. Their new, nature-inspired hotel stood amid […]

Oral History Program – Modern Heirloom – The Steps and Techniques – Feb. 8th

History Lecture Saturday, February 8th, 2020 10:30 – 11:30 am Lecture, “Modern Heirloom – The Steps and Techniques for Documenting Your Oral History,” with Jessi Lemay, photographer and videographer extraordinaire. Learn the importance of telling your family’s stories, and how to document those stories with available tools. Jessi will discuss best practices, creative methods, and […]