Reno Rodeo’s Past, Present and Future Lecture at Nevada Historical Society

Flying high in Reno

As it marks its 100th anniversary in 2019, the Reno Rodeo is celebrating its past, present and future.

Clint Wells, a past president and 50-year volunteer with the Reno Rodeo Assn, will discuss all those elements and more as the guest speaker at the Nevada Historical Society’s final Rip Roaring Rodeo Series Lecture. Continue reading

Lariat Thursday Nights at Oats Park Art Center in Fallon

Lariat sign, Oats Park Art Center, Fallon

LARIAT NIGHTS

THURSDAYS, MAY 30, JUNE 13 & 27, 5 - 8pm

Join us in the Lariat Courtyard at Oats Park Art Center in Fallon for a Nevada evening of music, art and conversation. The Lariat Bar will be open, featuring a different Crafty Cocktail each week, as well as beer, wine and other beverages.
May 30
Band: Lincoln Highway
Crafty Cocktail by: Kathy Fouss

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Forgotten Winchester Has a New Home at Great Basin National Park

The Forgotten Wichester at Great Basin National Park Nevada

A new exhibit is open featuring the rifle found leaning against a tree

“The Forgotten Winchester” was found by Great Basin National Park staff in November 2014 leaning up against a tree in the middle of a forested area. Who did the rifle belong to? Why was it left there? And many other questions were inspired by the Forgotten Winchester. The rifle still has its serial number but the only information we know for certain is it was manufactured in 1882. Continue reading

Carson City’s Ghost Walking Tours with Madame Curry

Carson City Ghost Walk

SUMMER SEASON 2019 “IN THE SHADOWS”

– SATURDAY EVENINGS OPENING WALK – JUNE 1

ADDITIONAL EVENING WALKS:  JUNE, 22, 29
JULY 6, 13, 20,  AUGUST 17, 24, 31 @ 7 pm
(Please note earlier departure time in September)
SEPTEMBER 14, 21, 28  2019 @ 6 pm

Mark your calendar for the ALL DAY October Ghost Walk –
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Car Show to Raise Preservation Funds for Dangberg Historic Park

Minden Car Show for Dangberg Ranch

Classic cars will come to downtown Minden on August 23-24 for a public event to raise restoration funds for the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park.

Lead sponsors of the event include Bently Heritage, Carson Valley Accounting, Horse Tales magazine, and Sorensen’s Resort. Proceeds benefit the 501(c)(3) non-profit Friends of Dangberg Home Ranch. Continue reading

New State Museum Exhibit: ‘The Transcontinental Railroad: What a Difference it Made’

V&T Coach 17

V&T Coach 17

The completion of the transcontinental railroad in the spring of 1869 changed America forever, dramatically reducing the time and cost for people and goods to move across country and accelerating the western expansion of the industrial revolution.

This spring, the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City will unveil a major new exhibit: “The Transcontinental Railroad: What a Difference it Made”. The centerpiece of the new exhibit is the only railroad car still in existence that was at Promontory the day the railroads came together – a milestone day in the history of the country. Continue reading

Nevada Historical Society exhibit celebrates Reno Rodeo centennial

Reno Rodeo Parade, 1950s

The Reno Rodeo is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2019 and the Nevada Historical Society is tipping its cap to the city’s longest running special event with a new exhibit.

On Wednesday, May 15, the Historical Society will unveil, “Reno Rodeo: 100 Years of the Wildest Richest Rodeo in the West.” Continue reading

Carson Valley Businesses Sponsor Summer Events at Dangberg Historic Park

Historic Dangberg Home Ranch

Eight local businesses are among the sponsors of the 2019 Summer Festival at the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park.

Businesses supporting the 2019 Dangberg Summer Festival include Carson Valley Accounting, Horse Tales, Dr. James the Dentist, Holiday Inn Express in Minden, Jacobs Family Berry Farm, Nevada State Bank and Carson Valley Inn, all of which are returning sponsors.

New to sponsoring the Festival this year is Bently Heritage. Continue reading

The 2019 Great Race will Stop in Gardnerville on Sunday June 23

Great Race 2019

Gardnerville will play host to the world’s premier old car rally, the 2019 Hemmings Motor News Great Race on Sunday, June 23. The antique automobiles will roll into Lampe Park starting at 5:30 pm.

The race features cars built in 1974 and older (with most entries having been manufactured before World War II), and stops in Gardnerville on its way from the starting point in downtown Riverside, California, to the finish line in Tacoma, Washington on June 30. The 120 participating teams cover more than 2,300 miles over the course of the nine-day race and are gunning for the first-place prize of $50,000. Continue reading