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Artown History Lectures – Tuesdays and Fridays – July 2021

The Nevada Historical Society (NHS) has actively participated in Artown since 2014, with NHS Docents offering gallery tours and history presentations during July. Given the year we have had with COVID, we decided to offer virtual presentations again this year to keep everyone safe. These NHS history presentations will take place virtually every Tuesday afternoon […]

New Educational History Videos – 4th Graders

NHS goes “Ken Burns”—we are working to create online tours, beginning with our most popular tours, the Nevada History tours that augment the 4th grade Nevada History curriculum. Pre-COVID the NHS served our schools’ needs through onsite tours and paid for the school bus transportation. Because this onsite service is currently not possible, we are […]

April – June 2021 E-Newsletter

NHS Digital e-Newsletter April – June 2021 The staff have been very busy helping patrons in the Research Library and with online requests. We look forward to hearing from you by email, phone or in person. Here is our latest digital e-newsletter. Enjoy! April – June 2021 Newsletter

Miss Wakayama

Do you know the amazing story of Nevada’s Friendship Doll from Japan? She has been Nevada’s ambassador since 1928. Learn more about this beautiful doll called Miss Wakayama. Nevada’s children received Miss Wakayama in 1928 when she was chosen to reside at the Nevada Historical Society. She was made by Japanese master doll maker, Gayo […]

NHS Collections Finding Aids

Are you looking for more detailed information about the holdings at NHS? Staff are working on posting collection finding aids and lists to aid you in your research! Keep checking back for more lists. Check out our NHS MS Finding Aids & Collection List page. We have over 54 finding aids online and 6,487 records […]

Closure – Week of May 24 thru May 28, 2021

The Nevada Historical Society will be closed to the public and docents next week, May 24th through May 28th, 2021. The University of Nevada – Reno will repair and slurry the parking lots around the Society. Please visit our website to submit your online research questions or to schedule an appointment for the following week! […]

February & March 2021 e-Newsletter

NHS Digital e-Newsletter February & March 2021 The staff have been very busy helping patrons in the Research Library and with online requests. We look forward to hearing from you by email, phone or in person. Here is our latest digital e-newsletter. Enjoy! February March 2021 Newsletter  

NHS Artown Lectures – Great History Lectures – Videos are now Available

Do you love Nevada History? Did you know that you can now watch the Artown Zoom lectures presented by our docents in July? Here’s your opportunity to watch or re-watch these great Nevada topics all in the comfort of your home. Enjoy! Early Reno Based on the Images of America book, “Early Reno,” written by […]

NHS Docent Council Lectures Schedule 2021

The Nevada Historical Society Docent Council is providing their monthly lecture series on all things Nevada by Zoom. The recorded lectures will be posted on our website page NHS Forms, Interviews & Lecture Videos. You can watch these lectures and other great history programs. Enjoy! Lecture Schedule: Thursday, October 1, 2020 Speaker, Jack Hursh, NHS […]

NHS High Noon: Shootout with Neal Cobb – Zoom in November

Mark your calendars for the NHS High Noon: Shootout with Neal Cobb History Lectures! The Nevada Historical Society is working with the Washoe County Library to provide our monthly lecture series on all things Nevada by Zoom. The fall lecture series starts back again on the third Thursday in November. We want to give a […]