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NHS Calendar of Events, May – June 2024
April 27, 2024 | Category: Event Calendar, Programs | Tags: , , , ,

Here’s our latest NHS Calendar of Events. Come celebrate our 120th birthday with great programming throughout the […]

Older American’s Month, Wednesdays in May
April 14, 2024 | Category: Programs, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , ,

Nevada Historical Society- FREE Admission every Wednesday in May

Learn about Nevada’s unique and incredible heritage in a museum rich with local history! This year NHS will be celebrating our 120th Birthday as Nevada’s oldest museum in the state of Nevada! A lot of great programs have been scheduled throughout the year in honor of this […]

High Noon – August, Learning About Nevada in “Wild” Ways
March 1, 2024 | Category: | Tags: , , ,

Learning About Nevada in “Wild” Ways with Wild Nevada host/producer Chris Orr

Chris Orr, Wild Nevada, PBS series
August 15, 2024 – Noon

Virtual Program. Register:https://events.washoecountylibrary.us/event/11983498

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 […]

Nevada Film Series – A Black Springs Homecoming: Finding History
March 1, 2024 | Category: | Tags: , , , , , ,

Nevada Film Series
April 20, 2024
1:00 to 2:30pm

A Black Springs Homecoming: Finding History Documentary Film and Panel Discussion

Summary of Program

This short documentary film was produced by Nevada Humanities and directed by Tsanavi Spoonhunter and tells the story of Black Springs—a small, historically African American neighborhood six miles north of downtown Reno, Nevada—and the ability of […]

Nevada History Lecture – Smoking-Opium and Opium Dens in Nevada and the American West
January 25, 2024 | Category: | Tags: , , , , ,

Nevada History Lecture
June 15, 2024
1:00 to 2:30pm

“Smoking-Opium and Opium Dens in Nevada and the American West”

Dr. Diana Ahmad
Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor Emerita of American history at Missouri University Science & Technology
NHS Q Book Review Editor

The Opium Debate Book

Summary of Talk

Opium-smoking conjures up images of dark, secretive back-alley rooms, the sweet […]

High Noon – July How Captain George Whittell Saved Lake Tahoe
January 25, 2024 | Category: | Tags: , , ,

How Captain George Whittell Saved Nevada’s Lake Tahoe

Bill Watson, Executive Director, Thunderbird Lodge
July 18, 2024 – Noon

Virtual Program. Register: https://events.washoecountylibrary.us/event/11983481

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 […]

Nevada History Lecture – The Place of U.S. Senator Francis G. Newlands in Nevada’s Commemorative Landscape
January 25, 2024 | Category: | Tags: , , , , ,

Nevada History Lecture
April 27, 2024
1:00 to 2:30pm

Senator Newlands

The Place of U.S. Senator Francis G. Newlands in Nevada’s Commemorative Landscape

Dr. William “Bill” D. Rowley, Grace A. Griffen Endowed Chair in American History; Professor Emeritus UNR and former NHS Q Editor

Summary of Talk

Francis G. Newlands, congressman (1893-1903), and U.S. senator (1904-1917) from […]

Writers’ Wednesday – Lincoln Highway in Nevada
January 25, 2024 | Category: | Tags: , , , ,

Writers’ Wednesday
June 12, 2024
5:00 – 5:30 pm – Book signing and wine/cheese Reception
5:30 – 6:30 pm – Lecture

America’s Loneliest Road US 50 and the Lincoln Highway in Nevada

Lincoln Highway in Nevada

This month’s book signing author is Stephen H. Provost and he will talk about his book Lincoln Highway in Nevada.

U.S. […]

Writers’ Wednesday – Tales Along El Camino Sierra
January 25, 2024 | Category: | Tags: , , , ,

Writers’ Wednesday
March 13, 2024
5:00 – 5:30 pm – Book signing and wine/cheese Reception
5:30 – 6:30 pm – Lecture

Tales Along El Camino Sierra

Tales Along El Camino Sierra

This month’s book signing author is David Woodruff and he will talk about his series of books called Tales Along El Camino Sierra.

Nevada History Lecture – Reassessing the Legacy of the Comstock: Miners, Mills, Saloons, and Assessments
January 25, 2024 | Category: | Tags: , , , , ,

Nevada History Lecture
April 6, 2024
1:00 to 2:30pm

Reassessing the Legacy of the Comstock: Miners, Mills, Saloons, and Assessments

Hans Muessig, historian

Virginia City houses

Summary of Talk

Little remains on the slopes of Mt. Davidson to tell the story of the people who lived and worked on the Comstock: “The Richest Place on Earth.” That […]

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