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AGA – The Cal-Neva Lodge Lecture
January 16, 2024 | Category: | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

AGA – The Cal-Neva Lodge Lecture

February 24, 2024
1:00 to 2:30pm

Kitty and Russell Umbraco, Guest Speakers

Cal Neva Lodge

As part of our American Gaming Archives (AGA) lecture series, Kitty and Russell Umbraco will delve into the fascinating history of the Cal-Neva lodge.

The Cal-Neva Lodge was built in 1926 by real estate developer […]

Docent Orientation – February 2, 2024
January 16, 2024 | Category: | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

February 3, 2024
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
New Docent Orientation Session

Are you interested in learning how to become a volunteer at the Nevada Historical Society? Do you have some free time? Do you love sharing stories? We are looking for educational docents to help lead gallery tours for 4th graders, organizations and adults. What a […]

Writers’ Wednesday – Hiking in Lake Tahoe: A History and Trail Guide
January 10, 2024 | Category: | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Writers’ Wednesday
April 10, 2024
5:00 – 5:30 pm – Book signing and wine/cheese Reception
5:30 – 6:30 pm – Lecture

Hiking in Lake Tahoe: A History and Trail Guide

Hiking Lake Tahoe

The history of Lake Tahoe, nestled in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, stretches far beyond its shores. Travel back in time on more than […]

Writers’ Wednesday – What Was Really Going on at Those Nevada Divorce Ranches?
January 10, 2024 | Category: | Tags: , , , , , , ,

Writers’ Wednesday
May 8, 2024
5:00 – 5:30 pm – Book signing and wine/cheese Reception
5:30 – 6:30 pm – Lecture

What Was Really Going on at Those Nevada Divorce Ranches? Fact and Fiction

In the 1940s and ‘50s, divorce seekers from around the world were running to Reno by the thousands for a six-week divorce. If they had […]

Writers’ Wednesday – Behind the Arch Book
December 1, 2023 | Category: | Tags: , , , , , ,

Writers’ Wednesday
February 14, 2024
5:00 – 5:30 pm – Book signing and wine/cheese Reception
5:30 – 6:30 pm – Lecture

This month’s book is called “Behind the Arch: The Story of Reno, Nevada’s Unique Chamber of Commerce and the Making of “The Biggest Little City in the World,” discusses the history of the Chamber of Commerce and […]

High Noon – Historic/Forensic Engineering of Buildings in Northern Nevada
November 30, 2023 | Category: | Tags: , , , , ,

Historic/Forensic Engineering of Buildings in Northern Nevada
Structural and Architectural Retrofit of the historic St. Mary in the Mountains Catholic Church, Virginia City, Nevada
February 15, 2024 – Noon

Virtual Program. Register: https://events.washoecountylibrary.us/event/11182466

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 […]

Exhibition Lecture – Hello Hollywood, Hello! Unique Stories from former Cast and Crew Panel
October 28, 2023 | Category: | Tags: , , , , , , ,

Exhibition Lecture

January 13, 2024
1:00 to 3:00pm: Lecture

Hello Hollywood, Hello! Unique Stories from former Cast and Crew Panel

Karen Burns, guest speaker, owner of HHH costumes, Karen Burns Productions, Inc.

Karen Burns

Summary of Talk
This is a unique program that will begin with Karen showing 10 minutes of the historic Hello Hollywood, Hello! Show […]

Exhibition Lecture – Hello Hollywood, Hello History & Costumes
October 28, 2023 | Category: | Tags: , , , , , , ,

Exhibition Lecture

December 8, 2023
5:30pm to 7:00pm: Lecture in our Research Library

How to preserve the costumes and entertainment: When Hollywood Came to Reno!

Karen Burns, guest speaker, owner of HHH costumes, Karen Burns Productions, Inc.

Karen Burns

Summary of Talk
When the world-famous MGM Hello Hollywood, Hello! show opened in 1978: it was billed as […]

Panorama of Virginia City, Nevada, 1877 High Noon – A Marvelous Feat – Virginia & Gold Hill Water System
October 25, 2023 | Category: | Tags: , , , , ,

A Marvelous Feat: Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Completion of the Virginia and Gold Hill Water System
Sherry Griffin Grundy, Archivist, Fourth Ward School Museum & Archives
March 21, 2024 – Noon

Virtual Program. Register: https://events.washoecountylibrary.us/event/11182185

Nevada Historical Society presents High Noon with Neal Cobb, a wonderful history series that delves into fascinating Nevada topics with local […]

NHS Calendar of Events
June 16, 2023 | Category: Event Calendar | Tags: , , , , , , ,

Here is the latest NHS Calendar of Events for August through October 2023. Make sure to check back for the latest happenings at the Society. […]

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