Nevada State Museum’s Photo Collaboration Honored With Another National Award

Las Vegas LineupAn innovative collaborative project between the Las Vegas News Bureau, Nevada State Museum Las Vegas and the greater Las Vegas community and visitors to identify people in thousands of historic photographs continues to earn national recognition.

The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) recently conveyed its Award of Excellence to “Las Vegas Lineup,” the project by Kelli Luchs, archivist for the Las Vegas News Bureau, and Ilana Short, former manager of photography collections at Nevada State Museum. Continue reading

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

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 –
Saturday, October 19, 10 am – 3 pm 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