High Noon – Celebrating Nevada 1864-2023
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September 21, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Celebrating Nevada 1864-2023
Brooke Santina, Executive Director, Nevada Day, Inc.
September 21, 2023 – Noon
Virtual Program. Register: https://events.washoecountylibrary.us/event/10754762
Nevada Historical Society presents High Noon with Neal Cobb, a wonderful history series that delves into fascinating Nevada topics with local experts. Neal Cobb is a passionate historian and honorary curator for the Nevada Historical Society. He loves all things Nevada. Join Neal Cobb and our monthly speakers as we explore interesting topics and join in the audience conversations.
The Nevada Day Parade is the largest celebration of statehood in the nation, right here in Carson City. No other state does their birthday party like we do! And it’s been going on for 85 years. My speech will be about the history of the Nevada Day celebration, featuring old black and white photos that show the floats from the days when showgirls from the casinos rode on them. I have some fun stories to share along with photos of covers of the parade programs from yesteryear all in comparison to the types of entries and artwork we see in the parade today. It will be a time capsule about the history of Nevada Day parades.
September Speaker: Brooke Santina
A native Nevada, Brooke Santina has experience handling large scale events through her work experience in Law
Enforcement and Communications as a deputy sheriff and PIO for the Washoe County Sheriff’s office. In 2015, Santina worked for the Nevada Department of Corrections, overseeing communications, and managing all media for Nevada’s prisons. In 2022, Santina became the Executive Director of Nevada Day, Inc., the non-profit that puts on the Nevada Day parade. This is the largest celebration of statehood in the nation, right here in Carson City. She is the mother of two grown children and holds a BA in communications from UNR and a published novelist.
Make sure to arrive early as we have limited seating available in our Event Space. Don’t forget, we provide free, temporary parking permits to make it easier to visit NHS!