Nevada

Happy Birthday NHS
April 27, 2024 | Category: Programs | Tags: , , , , , , ,

Saturday, May 4, 2024, from 10:00am to 3:00pm

Who doesn’t love a Birthday party? Come celebrate with NHS with a special celebration on the legacy of the organization. The event will be held in the front lawn and parking lot with living history and educational groups with historical demonstrations and great information about the many […]

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 […]

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 […]

Beautiful Nevada and The Sierra Panel Lecture
January 25, 2024 | Category: | Tags: , , , ,

Beautiful Nevada and The Sierra
Vicki Curwen Panel Lecture

May 18, 2024
1:00pm to 2:30pm

Come celebrate the Beautiful Nevada and The Sierra through Vicki Curwen’s artwork in our Changing Hallway Gallery.

Artist Vicki Curwen will discuss her process, along with two other guest panelists. Check back for more details.  The talk will be held on Saturday, May 18, […]

Beautiful Nevada & The Sierra – Watercolors by Vicki Curwen – Reception
January 25, 2024 | Category: | Tags: , , , ,

Beautiful Nevada & The Sierra
Watercolors by Vicki Curwen
March 23, 2024
1:00 pm to 3:30pm

Come celebrate our newest exhibit, Beautiful Nevada and The Sierra, Watercolors by Vicki Curwen will be in our Changing Hallway Gallery.

 

The official opening and reception will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2024, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Here’s your chance to […]

Happy Birthday NHS – Celebrating 120 Years of History
January 25, 2024 | Category: | Tags: , , , , , , ,

Nevada Historical Society’s 120th birthday celebration
NHS 120th birthday invite

May 4, 2024
10:00am to 3:00pm
Come celebrate with NHS with a special celebration on the legacy of the organization. The event will be held in the front lawn and parking lot with living history and educational groups with historical demonstrations and great information […]

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 […]

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