Rocky Dawuni Free Concert in Fallon Saturday June 15th

Rocky Dawuni

Rocky Dawuni Fallon Concert Saturday, June 15, 7:30 pm
Free In-the-Park Concert at the Centennial Stage, Oats Park
In front of the Oats Park Art Center
151 East Park Street · Fallon, Nev. 89406
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International music star Rocky Dawuni is a Ghanian singer-songwriter who performs his signature “Afro Roots” music which is a mixture of Reggae, Afrobeat, Highlife and soul.

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Old West Trio Headlines Event at Dangberg Historic Park June 13

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

Author Paul Franklin to lecture on Carson City Mint assayers June 15

Nevada State Mseum Carson CityYou 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

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

Jack Malotte Retrospective at Nevada Museum of Art

by Jack Malotte

Jack Malotte makes artworks that celebrate the Great Basin, with a focus on contemporary Native American political issues. Born and raised in Reno, Malotte currently resides in Duckwater, Nevada, and is an enrolled member of the South Fork Band of the Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone.

This major retrospective showcases the full breadth of Malotte’s career, including drawings, prints, graphics, paintings, and an outdoor mural. Continue reading

Dana Childs Exhibit at Copeland Gallery in Minden May 5 – July 2

Dana Childs watercolor

Carson Valley Arts Council (CVAC) presents local artist Dana Childs also known as d’Lauren. Dana will be showing her watercolor as well as graphite and acrylic medium work at the Copeland Gallery in Minden. The show runs May 5, 2019 through July 2, 2019.  The exhibit can be viewed Monday through Saturday, 10am to 5pm. Dana’s paintings will be available for purchase throughout the exhibit. 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

Frances Humphrey Lecture Series at the Nevada State Museum

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.


June 27

Fueling the Boom: Chinese Woodcutters 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 DaleEmily 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.”

Lariat Thursday Nights at Oats Park Art Center in Fallon

Lariat sign, Oats Park Art Center, Fallon

LARIAT NIGHTS

THURSDAYS, 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.

June 13
Band: Mark & Friends
Crafty Cocktail by: Amy O’Flaherty,
Rochelle Tisdale, Gary Imelli

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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