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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 Friday morning in July at 10:30 am. Check the Artown website for details or the Nevada Historical Society website.

We hope to whet your appetite for Nevada History with these four great lectures!

 

Date: Friday July 9 at 10:30 a.m.
Topic: The Humboldt: A River by Any Other Name, the naming of Humboldt River
Presenter: Pam Walker
Link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Gp_ZLU-nQDSQoKnQPcCkjg

In 1845, John C. Fremont christened this river the Humboldt River in honor of the acclaimed naturalist, Alexander von Humboldt. But, did you ever wonder what this river may have been called previous to that? What did the first trappers and explorers of the Great Basin call this river? In this presentation, you will hear a few stories about those trappers and explorers, the names they gave to the river, and even a little controversy surrounding the Humboldt.

Date: Friday, July 16, 10:30 a.m.
Topic: The Psychedelic, Sex and Blue Jean Machine: Northern Nevada’s contributions
to popular culture
Presenter: Catherine Magee
Link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5VSrIQjVSzOr7zW9xXyT3g

Northern Nevada was the birthplace and inspiration for many inventions that influence our lives. Global pop culture owes much to Nevada’s innovative spirit including blue jeans and the San Francisco sound of the 1960s. Catherine Magee, Director of the Nevada Historical Society, will take you on a trip to explore some intriguing aspects of Nevada’s history in the presentation The Psychedelic, Sex and Blue Jean Machine: Northern Nevada’s contributions to popular culture.

Date: Friday, July 23, 10:30 a.m.
Topic: Firsts and Lasts in Nevada, the Notorious
Presenter: Sam Macaluso
Link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_mUdrK7ftQWqrHORN3lAyPg

Hear stories about some of Nevada’s bad men and women and their outcomes — things like the first train robbery, first woman hung in Nevada, last vigilante hanging in Nevada and the firsts and lasts of an episode in Jarbidge, Nevada, are some of the stories you will hear. Sam Macaluso is a retired elementary teacher with the Washoe County School District. He had done extensive mineral education in his classroom. Sam is a docent with the Nevada Historical Society.

Date: Friday, July 30 at 10:30 a.m.
Topic: Early Settlers in Northern Nevada
Presenter: Sandy Vickers-White
Link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_OxZzQtb6RK6Crf3UEhKo5Q

Nevada was once part of the Utah Territory, an incorporated territory that existed from 1850 to 1896. Learn how Congress separated the territory into individual states during that time. Hear about Kit Carson and John Fremont, the Gadsden Purchase, and the Mormon trading posts in the Carson Valley. Photos and stories describe events and life in the towns of Genoa, Dayton, Carson City and Virginia City during the decade of the 1850s.

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07/09/2021 10:30:0007/30/2021 11:30:00America/Los_AngelesNHS Artown Friday TalksThe 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 Friday morning in July at 10:30 am. Check the Artown website for details or the Nevada Historical Society website. We hope to whet your appetite for Nevada History with these four great lectures!   Date: Friday July 9 at 10:30 a.m. Topic: The Humboldt: A River by Any Other Name, the naming of Humboldt River Presenter: Pam Walker Link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Gp_ZLU-nQDSQoKnQPcCkjg In 1845, John C. Fremont christened this river the Humboldt River in honor of the acclaimed naturalist, Alexander von Humboldt. But, did you ever wonder what this river may have been called previous to that? What did the first trappers and explorers of the Great Basin call this river? In this presentation, you will hear a few stories about those trappers and explorers, the names they gave to the river, and even a little controversy surrounding the Humboldt. Date: Friday, July 16, 10:30 a.m. Topic: The Psychedelic, Sex and Blue Jean Machine: Northern Nevada’s contributions to popular culture Presenter: Catherine Magee Link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5VSrIQjVSzOr7zW9xXyT3g Northern Nevada was the birthplace and inspiration for many inventions that influence our lives. Global pop culture owes much to Nevada’s innovative spirit including blue jeans and the San Francisco sound of the 1960s. Catherine Magee, Director of the Nevada Historical Society, will take you on a trip to explore some intriguing aspects of Nevada’s history in the presentation The Psychedelic, Sex and Blue Jean Machine: Northern Nevada’s contributions to popular culture. Date: Friday, July 23, 10:30 a.m. Topic: Firsts and Lasts in Nevada, the Notorious Presenter: Sam Macaluso Link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_mUdrK7ftQWqrHORN3lAyPg Hear stories about some of Nevada’s bad men and women and their outcomes -- things like the first train robbery, first woman hung in Nevada, last vigilante hanging in Nevada and the firsts and lasts of an episode in Jarbidge, Nevada, are some of the stories you will hear. Sam Macaluso is a retired elementary teacher with the Washoe County School District. He had done extensive mineral education in his classroom. Sam is a docent with the Nevada Historical Society. Date: Friday, July 30 at 10:30 a.m. Topic: Early Settlers in Northern Nevada Presenter: Sandy Vickers-White Link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_OxZzQtb6RK6Crf3UEhKo5Q Nevada was once part of the Utah Territory, an incorporated territory that existed from 1850 to 1896. Learn how Congress separated the territory into individual states during that time. Hear about Kit Carson and John Fremont, the Gadsden Purchase, and the Mormon trading posts in the Carson Valley. Photos and stories describe events and life in the towns of Genoa, Dayton, Carson City and Virginia City during the decade of the 1850s.Reno, NV
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07/09/202107/30/2021
All Day Event
10:30am11:30am