Nevada Historical Society

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 […]

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 Docent Council Lectures Schedule 2021

The Nevada Historical Society Docent Council is providing their monthly lecture series on all things Nevada by Zoom. The recorded lectures will be posted on our website page NHS Forms, Interviews & Lecture Videos. You can watch these lectures and other great history programs. Enjoy! Lecture Schedule: Thursday, October 1, 2020 Speaker, Jack Hursh, NHS […]

NHS Reno Arch ornaments are here!

Are you looking for a unique holiday gift for this season? Take a look at the NHS Reno Arch Ornament series. Each ornament is $24.95 and is available now in the Museum Store. While we are closed this month, we are taking orders over the phone and offering safe and friendly, curb-side service. One fun […]

December 2020 Newsletter

NHS Digital e-Newsletter December 2020 The staff have been very busy helping patrons in the Research Library and with online requests this fall. NHS is closed for the month of December due to increased COVID cases. However, we are here to continue to answer research questions and provide you with excellent curb-side service from our […]

Visit the NHS Gallery & Research Library – using our new online forms

Welcome… we are glad you are here. We have officially reopened to the public. We can’t wait to have visitors and researchers back in the building!! Museum Hours Wednesday—10am—4pm is open to the public. First come, first serve—no appointment is needed for Wednesdays. We love foot traffic and our docents will be greeting you! Thursday […]

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 […]