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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 […]

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 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 […]

Message from the Director – COVID-19 Letters

Dear Friends, The Nevada Historical Society is here to support you and our community. As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads, we see people, news reporters, and government leaders turn to history and public institutions to consult records, photographs, oral histories, journals—the historic record—for guidance. The coronavirus (COVID-19) has resulted in a number of challenges; one I […]

Nevada Historical Society – Writer’s Wednesdays

Don’t miss our new lecture series. January 2017 11th, 5:30 pm : NEW Writer’s Wednesday lecture & book signing: David Lowndes, The Heyday of Reno, 1931-1991. February 2017 8th, 5:30-7 pm: NEW Writer’s Wednesday lecture: Guy Clifton, Untold Stories. March 2017 8th, 5:30 pm : NEW Writer’s Wednesday lecture: Phil Earl, Automobile Culture.       […]