Nevada Historical Society
Admissions Office

775-688-1190 ext. 221

 

The Nevada Historical Society has many different events happening throughout the year. For more information select the appropriate brochure or flyer.

 

NHS Events

Calendar of Events – no programs are available at this time


NHS Past Events

AGA Fireside Chat Flyer

Day at the Museum Flyer 2018

AGA Chip Dig & Collectibles Show 2018

NHS AGA Dealer Application

NHS Artown 2018 Brochure


Artown Zoom Lectures – July 2020

Early Reno  https://youtu.be/DOfxgh2v8g0
Based on the Images of America book, “Early Reno,” written by Nevada Historical Society docents Carol Coleman and Dave Kennedy, this presentation makes use of Nevada Historical Society archived photos of Reno businesses, schools, churches, hospitals, and other significant elements of life in Reno starting in 1868.

Senator Stewart https://youtu.be/nDzDp3yG71k
From poverty to making and losing fortunes, he never lost his thirst for knowledge and his interest in Nevada’s growth. Starting in 1859, William M. Stewart led the battle for Nevada statehood. Known as the Father of American Mining Law and author of the 15th Constitutional Amendment, Stewart brought international recognition to our young state and his death was noted throughout the United States and in foreign nations.

Washoe County  https://youtu.be/lo20Lr0pbVI
Joyce Cox discusses early Washoe County history and images included in her book Washoe County, part of the Images of America series.

Early Reno  https://youtu.be/ChjpHupralc
Based on the Images of America book, “Early Reno,” written by Nevada Historical Society docents Carol Coleman and Dave Kennedy, this presentation makes use of Nevada Historical Society archived photos of Reno businesses, schools, churches, hospitals, and other significant elements of life in Reno starting in 1868.

Gaming as a Microcosm of American History  https://youtu.be/E-7DMXmrBo0
Marc Ullom discusses the history of gaming and shows us some of the historical artifacts in the Nevada Historical Society archives.

Mining: Then & Now  https://youtu.be/yJh2740Pvqo
Historian and storyteller Sam Macaluso tells the story of mining in Nevada through the ages, from the deposits of obsidian, opalite, chalcedony, agate, jasper, and quartz that were utilized by the early inhabitants of Nevada to fashion arrowheads, spear points, and various tools, to gold mining in the 1850s, to the open-pit mining of today.

Gambling: It’s Older Than You Think  https://youtu.be/5_KiKTtT7wc
People have participated in forms of gambling for millennia. Even Ancient Egyptians played games they made wagers on. This talk will discuss the background and history of gambling across cultures and continents.

Before Reno & Sparks https://youtu.be/LvL4Bji2me0
Early settlers in the Truckee Meadows knew nothing of Reno or Sparks. Instead, they lived in communities like Eastman Mill and Brown’s Crossing — villages whose names no longer appear on modern maps. This talk offers a quick look at some of these forgotten places.

Television Interviews and Lecture Videos:

Nevada Historical Society and Photographs
https://www.ktvn.com/story/41592982/500000-photos-of-nevadas-past

Artown History of Reno
https://www.ktvn.com/clip/14859285/artown-history-of-reno

https://www.ktvn.com/clip/14863882/artown-history

Reno Rodeo celebrates 100 Years
https://www.kolotv.com/content/news/Reno-Rodeo-celebrates-100-years-of-action–511542701.html

History of Gambling Interview C-Span’s 2019 Cities Tour
https://www.c-span.org/video/?460973-1/history-gambling

Reno 150th Birthday Celebration KTVN Interview
http://www.ktvn.com/story/38156256/reno-celebrates-150-years-at-greater-nevada-field

City loses oldest building KOLO Interview
https://www.kolotv.com/content/news/Lost-history-Reno-loses-its-oldest-building-502745061.html

Newspaper Articles:

Tokens of History  2018 AGA Article by Jeri Chadwell, Reno News & Review
AGA Chip Dig  2015 AGA Article written by Guy Clifton, RGJ


Television Articles:

Political Memorabilia Show 2019


General Information Forms:

NHS Newsletter_summer fall2018

NHS General Survey

NHS Permanent Gallery Notes

Call for Papers 2018

NHS Quarterly Submission Guidelines_2018

NHS School Tours Forms:

School Tours and HOW

Museum Etiquette for School Tours

NHS Docent Council Forms:

NHS Docent Brochure

NHS Docent Lectures 2019