The Old West Trio returns to the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park on Thursday, June 13, at 6:30 pm in an evening concert, while two local musicians are featured at the park’s upcoming Neighbor Fair, an event highlighting Carson Valley’s non-profit organizations. Continue reading
You may know that the Carson City Mint produced coins bearing the famed CC mint mark, but did you know it was a United States assay office?
Learn about this history of the Carson City Mint at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 15, at the Nevada State Museum, 600 N. Carson St. in Carson City. Paul Franklin, a retired semiconductor industry executive and frequent lecturer at Stanford University, will talk about Carson City Mint assayers and their role in analyzing and refining gold and silver. Continue reading
With an epic winter resulting in a full-to-the-rim Lake Tahoe this summer, public beach space to spread out your blankets and watch the annual “Lights on The Lake” fireworks spectacular on July 4th will definitely be at a premium. At Harrah’s and Harveys Lake Tahoe, we say, “No beach, No problem!” Harrah’s and Harveys are celebrating Independence Day on Thursday, July 4th with a “Family Fun Festival” and fireworks viewing in the world famous Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys. Continue reading
Enjoy the first full day of summer with a cold beer and live music at the 2019 Capital City Brewfest. Tickets are now on sale for this year’s Capital City Brewfest on Saturday, June 22nd, from 3 – 8 pm in downtown Carson City.
Nearly two dozen breweries and several food trucks will line the newly redesigned Curry Street. Plus, there will be live music in McFadden Plaza. You won’t want to miss hearing The Belle Sounds, an indie pop-rock band from Austin, Texas. The five-member band is sure to entertain you with its three-part harmonies, soaring melodies and lush sonic sounds. Continue reading
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
Lectures in this popular series are presented on the fourth Thursday of each month from 6:30 – 8 pm at the state Museum. Doors open at 6 pm; $8 for adults; free for museum members & ages 17 & under Reserve a seat for each lecture 30 days in advance on our website events page. For more info: (775) 687-4810 ext. 243.
Fueling the Boom: Chinese Woodcutters in the Great Basin 1870-1920
5:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 13
Perspectives from a Historical Archeologist
by Emily Dale, Ph.D.
While the Chinese left behind few written records of their own, they are recorded in the historical documents of others, as well as in the artifacts and sites they left behind. In this talk, Emily Dale will discuss how historical records, archaeological data, descendant communities, and public archaeology painted a portrait of the lives and choices of the Chinese men who used the material culture curated in this exhibit.
Emily Dale, Ph.D. is a Lecturer at Northern Arizona University, specializing in the Historical Archaeology of the 19th-and 20thcentury American West. Her research focuses on immigration, culture contact, and ethnic and racial discrimination. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Nevada-Reno in 2016. As cocurator of the Fueling the Boom exhibit, she drew heavily on her dissertation “Chinese Agency in the Era of the Chinese Question: Historical Archaeology of Woodcutting Communities in Nevada, 1861-1920.”
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 –
Saturday, October 19, 10 am – 3 pm Continue reading
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