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FACT SHEET FINAL NEVADA 150 LEGACY PROJECT DEDICATIONS

Today Governor Brian Sandoval and members of the Nevada Sesquicentennial Commission dedicated the two final legacy projects: the Incense Cedar planted in front of the Nevada State Capitol and the Nevada 150 Permanent Exhibit. The Calocedrus decurrens tree, more commonly known as the Incense Cedar, has been planted on the grounds of the Nevada State Capitol in honor of the Sesquicentennial. The tree is found predominantly in the western United States and will grow to a height of between 130-200... Read More

Governor Sandoval Dedicates Permanent Nevada 150 Exhibit During Multifaceted Ceremony at Nevada State Capitol

Carson City, Nev. – The Nevada 150 Exhibit has completed its journey. Gov. Brian Sandoval and members of the Nevada 150 Commission welcomed the Sesquicentennial Exhibit to its permanent home today at the Nevada State Capitol where artifacts showcasing the year-long celebration of Nevada’s 150th anniversary of statehood will be on display just in time for Nevada Day 2015. In addition, a Sesquicentennial tree, planted on the Capitol grounds, was dedicated as a legacy project of the celebration. “The dedication... Read More

Nevada 150 Foundation Historical Marker Legacy Project Completed in Record Time Governor Sandoval Officially Unveils New Historical Marker Locations

Carson City, Nev. – The Historical Marker Legacy Project, a part of Nevada’s year-long Sesquicentennial celebration of the State’s admission to the Union through more than 500 official, signature and legacy events, has been completed in record time thanks to the work of the Nevada 150 Commission, YESCO and other community partners. Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval announced the replacement of 116 historical markers throughout Nevada during an unveiling ceremony today at Historic Marker 40 – The Meadows – located within... Read More

Nevada 150 Exhibit on Display for Limited Time at Northeastern Nevada Museum

Reno, Nev. – Nevada’s Sesquicentennial year may have ended but it is still being honored in an exhibit that will be featured in the Northeastern Nevada Museum. Artifacts from the year-long celebration are currently on display until September 2015. “I’m so happy this exhibit is making its way to Elko,” said Don Newman Elko Convention and Visitors Authority executive director and Nevada 150 Commissioner. “Elko truly embraced the yearlong Sesquicentennial celebration last year and the exquisite saddle, handmade right here... Read More

Nevada 150 Foundation Releases Final Report

Reno, Nev. – The Nevada 150 Foundation recently completed its final report on behalf of the Nevada Sesquicentennial Commission detailing the yearlong celebration. The report features photos and stories from throughout the year including details about fundraising, legacy projects, events, media coverage, partnerships with Nevadans, and much more. The final report is available on the Nevada 150 website for download. “From Nevada Day 2013 to Nevada’s 150th Birthday on October 31, 2014, Nevadans from all over the state came together... Read More

NV 150 Time Capsule, Veterans Plaque

MEDIA ADVISORY WHAT: Final meeting, Nevada 150 time capsule ceremony and Veteran’s Memorial plaque unveiling WHEN: Monday, Dec. 15, 2014 1:00 p.m. WHERE: Nevada State Capitol Front lawn 101 N. Carson Street, Carson City, Nev. There are several events Monday, Dec. 15 to conclude the Sesquicentennial. Beginning at 1 p.m. Governor Brian Sandoval, Lieutenant Governor Brian Krolicki and the Nevada 150 Commission will celebrate the Sesquicentennial with a time capsule ceremony on the front lawn of the Capitol. After the... Read More

Nevada 150 Commission Announces World Record for Nevada

Today, the Nevada 150 Commission received official verification that Nevada has set the record for the “Most People Singing A State Song at Once” with 45,553 Nevadans participating. As one of the celebrations’ culminating events, #NevadaSings provided Nevadans an opportunity to join together throughout the state to demonstrate our state pride by singing a rendition of “Home Means Nevada.”  And we did!  Nevadans entered their video or photo proof singing with co-workers, friends, family, schools and businesses at more than... Read More

Sales of Final Nevada Sesquicentennial Medallion Series

Last Chance to Order Sesquicentennial Medallions Click to Tweet: Sales of NV 150 medallion series nearing end. Limited sets now available. #NV150 #NevadaProud Carson City, Nev. – The Nevada 150 Commission announces the final sales of the popular Nevada Sesquicentennial medallions. There are three opportunities for Nevadans to purchase or complete a set of the series of four medallions that have been produced throughout the year. Sales of the fourth medallion featuring the Great Basin National Park will end Friday,... Read More

#NevadaSings – Nevada to Set Record for Most People in an American State to Sing their State Song at the Same Time

WHAT: #NevadaSings – Nevada to Set Record for Most People in an American State to Sing their State Song at the Same Time WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 10 a.m. WHERE: Various Locations Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki invites fellow Nevadans to join him, Gov. Brian Sandoval and the Nevada 150 Commission for #NevadaSings, a state-wide simultaneous sing along of “Home Means Nevada.”  On Thursday, Oct. 30 at 10 a.m., Nevadans will join together to demonstrate their state pride by singing... Read More

Nevada 150 Pumpkin Stencil

Nevada became the 36th State to join the Union 150 years ago on October 31, 1864, in Nevada this date is mostly known as Nevada Day but in other parts of the country its known as Halloween. In honor of Nevada Day and Halloween we have created a special pumpkin carving stencil that honors Nevada’s 150th Anniversary of its statehood. This special pumpkin carving stencil features the Battle Born – Nevada Proud motto is available for download for free and... Read More

Nevada Army National Guard Flyover to Kick Off Las Vegas’ Official Nevada Day Parade Commemorating the Silver State’s 150th Birthday

Friday, October 31, 2014 at 10 a.m. in Downtown Las Vegas Carson City, Nev. – Las Vegas’ first and only Nevada Day Parade will have spectators along the historic 4th Street parade route looking to the sky as the Nevada Army National Guard kicks off the event with a Black Hawk helicopter flyover which will then be followed by five giant, up to 45-feet-high, helium balloons as part of the more than 150 entries confirmed to help close out the... Read More

Former Nevada Governors Serve as Grand Marshals for Las Vegas’ Official Nevada Day Parade Commemorating the Silver State’s 150th Birthday

Friday, October 31, 2014 at 10 a.m. in Downtown Las Vegas Carson City, Nev. – Las Vegas’ first and only Nevada Day Parade is helping close out the yearlong celebration of Nevada’s 150th birthday with the assistance of a few special Grand Marshals. Former Nevada Governors Robert List, Bob Miller and Senator Richard Bryan will lead the parade on Friday, Oct. 31 at 10 a.m. in Downtown Las Vegas. As the capstone in Southern Nevada to the yearlong celebration commemorating... Read More

NV 150 Events Scheduled Nevada Day Weekend

Carson City, Nev. – Many celebrations are scheduled throughout the Silver State over Nevada Day weekend. These Nevada 150 events celebrate all things Nevada and help bring awareness to the 150th Anniversary of Statehood. The following events are held Oct. 31 through Nov. 2. Join together in song with Gov. Brian Sandoval, Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki, , the Nevada 150 Commission and the rest of the state of Nevada for #NevadaSings!, a simultaneous sing along of “Home Means Nevada” on... Read More

Order Your Nevada 150th Birthday Commemorative License Plates

Enter to win a license plate in the DMV photo contest Click to Tweet: Have you been waiting to get your #NV150 license plate? Make sure to get it soon to show your state pride on Oct 31. Info on Nevada150.org. Reno, Nev. – Those new blue license plates with the battle born emblem seem to be a more common site in parking lots in Nevada these days. That’s no surprise to the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles which is... Read More

Nevada 150 Pony Express Delivery

WHAT: Nevada 150 Pony Express Delivery WHEN: Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 3:30 p.m. – Proclamation Delivery WHERE: Nevada State Capitol South Steps 101 N. Carson Street, Carson City, Nev. On Friday, Oct. 17, Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki will be on hand to accept a special delivery from Pony Express riders at 3:30 p.m. on the south steps of the Nevada State Capitol Building. In honor of Nevada’s Sesquicentennial, the White Pine, Eureka, Lander, and Churchill County Commissions have each issued... Read More

Nevada 150 Events Held at the end of October

Carson City, Nev. – Many celebrations are scheduled throughout the Silver State in the month of October. These Nevada 150 events celebrate all things Nevada and help bring awareness to the 150th Anniversary of Statehood. The following events are held Oct. 16 through 30. The Vegas Valley Book Festival, Nevada’s largest literary festival, will take place Oct. 16 – 18 in Las Vegas, NV. For the last thirteen years, the festival has served as a celebration of written, spoken, and... Read More

Celebrate Nevada’s Sesquicentennial with #NevadaSings!

Reno, Nev. – Today Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki announced one of the final Sesquicentennial initiatives and invited fellow Nevadans to join him, Gov. Brian Sandoval and the Nevada 150 Commission for #NevadaSings, a state-wide simultaneous sing along of “Home Means Nevada.” On Thursday, Oct. 30 at 10 a.m., Nevadans will join together to demonstrate their state pride by singing a rendition of “Home Means Nevada” in an attempt to set a record for the most people in an American state... Read More

Statewide Announcement to Mark Nevada’s 150 Celebration

WHAT: Statewide Announcement to Mark Nevada’s 150 Celebration WHEN: Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014 10 a.m. WHERE: The Guinn Room 101 N. Carson Street, Carson City, Nev. Grant Sawyer Building Governor’s Conference Room 555 E. Washington Avenue, Las Vegas, Nev. On Wednesday, Oct. 15, Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki and the Nevada 150 commission will make an announcement inviting all Nevadans to participate in a statewide activity on Oct. 30 at 10 a.m. The announcement will be made during the commission’s monthly... Read More

Nevada 150 Events Held Throughout October

Carson City, Nev. – Many celebrations are scheduled throughout the Silver State in the month of October. These Nevada 150 events celebrate all things Nevada and help bring awareness to the 150th Anniversary of Statehood. The following events are held Oct. 1 through 15. Celebrate 150 Years of Education in Nevada this Saturday, Oct. 4 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the historic Glendale Schoolhouse in Victorian Square in Sparks. “Mark Twain” will be joined by State and local... Read More

NV 150 Corn Mazes Featured Across Northern Nevada

Reno, Nev. – In celebration of Nevada’s 150th Anniversary of Statehood, several locally owned farms have transformed their corn fields into intricate Sesquicentennial themed corn mazes. Tours will be at various times throughout September, October and November. Six different Nevada farms will host a wide array of activities and games including corn mazes, petting zoos, pumpkin patches, prizes, and more. Renner Farm Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch is open from 1-9 p.m. through the beginning of November. The farm will... Read More

J.M. Capriola Co. Designs Nevada 150 Commemorative Saddle Sesquicentennial Saddle to Tour Nevada

Elko, Nev. – Many commemorative pieces have been created in the past year in celebration of Nevada’s 150th Anniversary of Statehood but the Sesquicentennial Saddle, a legacy project, showcases craftsmanship from one of the oldest professions. Leather and saddle craftsman Armondo Delgado, of J.M. Capriola Co., spent roughly 600 hours hand crafting the one of a kind saddle and Nevada silversmith Mark Dahl, designed and created the silver work. The Capriola Weatherly, 6 flower hand crafted saddle features a full... Read More

All-Star Concert at The Smith Center Highlight of Nevada 150 Birthday Celebration

Carson City, Nev. – In an extraordinary show of Nevada pride and camaraderie artists, entertainers and celebrities who call the Silver State home came together last night at The Smith Center to celebrate the Nevada Sesquicentennial with a star-studded concert before a sold-out crowd, which included Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki and other dignitaries. It was a rare evening in Las Vegas where the best from throughout the state performed in the ultimate variety concert including Cirque... Read More

Governor Sandoval Announces Second Annual Poster and Essay Contest: 2014 Theme “All For Our Country”

Carson City, Nev. – As part of Nevada’s Sesquicentennial celebration Gov. Brian Sandoval has announced the fourth annual statewide poster and essay contest for Nevada school children. This year’s theme will celebrate Nevada’s 150th Anniversary of Statehood with the state motto “All for Our Country.” The contest, which is open to all Nevada school children, grades K through 12, in district, charter, private or home schools, includes four categories depending on grade level. Students in kindergarten through third grades should... Read More

Nevada 150 Events Held Throughout September

Carson City, Nev. – Many celebrations are scheduled throughout the Silver State in the month of September. These Nevada 150 events celebrate all things Nevada and help bring awareness to the 150th Anniversary of Statehood. The following events are held Sept. 15 through 30. In celebration of 150 years of statehood, the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno honors the “Battle Born” state with a significant exhibition detailing the journey toward October 31, 1864. The 36th Star: Nevada’s Journey from... Read More

The Nevada Sesquicentennial-themed Harley-Davidson® to make appearance at National Championship Air Races this weekend in Reno

WHAT: The Nevada Sesquicentennial-themed Harley-Davidson® to make appearance at National Championship Air Races this weekend in Reno WHEN:Friday, Sept. 12 through Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014  Welcome Ceremonies with Lt. Governor Brian Krolicki – Friday, Sept. 12, 11 a.m. WHERE:  National Championship Air Races Reno, Nev. The one-of-a-kind Nevada-Sesquicentennial-themed motorcycle, signed by Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, will be introduced to northern Nevada at the National Championship Air Races during welcoming ceremonies on Friday, Sept. 12 at 11 a.m. Throughout the weekend,... Read More

Winning Design Unveiled for Fourth Sesquicentennial Medallion

Nevadans choose Great Basin National Park medallion design Click to Tweet: Great Basin National Park announced by @Nevada_150 as winning medallion design as voted on by Nevadans. #NevadaProud #NV150 Carson City, Nev. – Today,Gov. Brian Sandoval, Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki and Kirk Clausen from Wells Fargo, the official sponsor of the medallion program, joined the Nevada 150 Commission and special guests, to reveal the design and strike Nevada’s fourth and final sesquicentennial silver medallion for the State’s 150th birthday celebration.... Read More

Event application submission deadline Sept. 12

Nevada 150 Events Held Throughout September Event application submission deadline Sept. 12 Carson City, Nev. – The deadline to submit applications for Official and Signature Nevada 150 events will be 5:00 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12. Over 400 events have been held across the Silver State since Nevada Day 2013, in celebration of Nevada’s Sesquicentennial, with many more ahead. To submit an event application please visit www.Nevada150.org. For questions or additional information please contact Scott Carey, events and community relations manager,... Read More

Nevada Sesquicentennial Fourth Medallion First Strike Ceremony and Design Reveal

WHAT : Nevada Sesquicentennial Fourth Medallion First Strike Ceremony and Design Reveal WHEN : Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014  3:00 p.m. – Media and Special Guests Viewing WHERE : Nevada State Museum, 600 N. Carson Street, Carson City, Nev.   On Wednesday, Sept. 3, Gov. Brian Sandoval, Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki and Kirk Clausen from Wells Fargo, the official sponsor of the medallion program, will be joined by the Nevada 150 Commission and special guests, to reveal the design and strike... Read More

Nevada Sesquicentennial Union Pacific Battle Born Express – Heritage Train Ride

WHAT:                 Nevada Sesquicentennial Union Pacific Battle Born Express – Heritage Train Ride WHEN:                 Thursday, Aug. 28 – Saturday, Aug. 30 WHERE:               Various locations throughout northern Nevada. Please see below for details. The Union Pacific Battle Born Express – Heritage Train will travel through northern Nevada, Aug. 28-30 in celebration of Nevada’s Sesquicentennial. The three-day event highlights Union Pacific’s significant role in Nevada’s journey to statehood and the heritage of the Silver State. Gov. Brian Sandoval and Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki... Read More

Sale of Third Nevada Sesquicentennial Medallion Ends August 26

Carson City, Nev. –Sales of the third Nevada Sesquicentennial medallion will end Aug. 26, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. The medallion is the third in the series of four being produced throughout the year. The third medallion features some of the Silver State’s legendary landmarks including the “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign, the Reno Arch and Wendover Will. Last month, Lt. Gov. and Nevada 150 Chairman Brian Krolicki invited Nevada students to participate in choosing the design. Over 200 classes... Read More

Nevada 150th Yearlong Birthday Celebration Ramps Up with Key Signature Events

Sept. 22 All-Star Concert at The Smith Center Among Special Events Leading Up to Nevada Day 2014 Carson City, Nev. – The Smith Center will celebrate the Nevada Sesquicentennial with a concert event showcasing the Silver State’s very own entertainment featuring extraordinary performers from all around the state on Monday, September 22 at 7 p.m. at the Donald W. Reynolds Hall inside The Smith Center.  The star-studded event will feature artists, entertainers and celebrities who all call Nevada home. The... Read More

Nevada 150 Events Held Throughout August

Carson City, Nev. – Many celebrations are scheduled throughout the Silver State in the month of August. These Nevada 150 events celebrate all things Nevada and help bring awareness to the 150th Anniversary of Statehood. The following events are held Aug. 15 through Aug. 31. Enjoy a show under the stars during the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival at Sand Harbor State Park in Incline Village, Nev. July 11-Aug. 23. Pack a picnic dinner or dine at the Festival’s al fresco... Read More

Statewide Sesquicentennial Voting Ends August 7

Final medallion design to be chosen by Nevadans Carson City, Nev. – Nevadans only have a few more days to cast their vote for the final Sesquicentennial medallion. On Wednesday, July 23 the Nevada Sesquicentennial Commission invited all Nevadans to participate in choosing the design for the fourth Sesquicentennial Commemorative Medallion. Voting ends this Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. Participants have four choices that feature a broad range of images and topics representative of Nevada’s history and geography: Hoover Dam –... Read More

Nevada 150 Events Held Throughout August

Carson, Nev. – Many celebrations are scheduled statewide in the month of August. These Nevada 150 events celebrate all things Nevada and bring awareness to the 150th Anniversary of Statehood. The following events are held Aug. 1 through Aug. 14. The third season of The Lake Tahoe Summer Fest Concert Series will take place Aug. 1-17 at Sierra Nevada College in Incline Village, NV. The festival features classical music concerts and engagement opportunities during the first three weekends in August.... Read More

Join NV 150 and Others at the Airport Send-Off for Northern Nevada Students Performing in Scotland

WHAT:                 Airport Send-Off for Northern Nevada Students Performing in Scotland   WHEN:              Tuesday, July 29, 2014 8:00 AM to 8:30 AM WHERE:           Reno-Tahoe International Airport Main Terminal 2001 E. Plumb Lane2001 E. Plumb Lane2001 E. Plumb Lane. Reno, Nev. Northern Nevada’s Sage Ridge School will be leaving Tuesday, July 29 to participate in the prestigious 2014 Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland. The Reno-Tahoe International Airport is hosting a send-off ceremony to celebrate the students’ accomplishment in the Main Terminal near... Read More

Statewide Contest Announced for Final Sesquicentennial Medallion

Nevadans to decide fourth design Carson City, Nev. – In honor of Nevada’s 150th birthday, the Nevada Sesquicentennial Commission invites all Nevadans to participate in choosing the design for the fourth Sesquicentennial commemorative medallion. This medallion, the final in the series of four being produced throughout the year, will feature the winning design voted on by Nevadans. Voting on Nevada150.org begins Monday, July 21 and ends Friday, August 1. “I am so excited to announce that all Nevadans will have... Read More

Call for Entries Announced for First Nevada Day Parade in Downtown Las Vegas

One-time Only Event Helps to Cap Nevada’s 150th Yearlong Birthday Celebration in Southern Nevada Carson City, Nev. – The yearlong celebration of the 150th Anniversary of Nevada’s Statehood will culminate Nevada Day weekend with four parades set to take place in various locations around the state including Carson City, Elko, Virginia City and Las Vegas. In Southern Nevada, the final event to commemorate the establishment of our state will be Las Vegas’ first Nevada Day Parade in downtown along 4th... Read More

100th Anniversary of USS Nevada Launch Ceremony

WHAT:                 100th Anniversary of USS Nevada Launch Ceremony                               WHEN:                 Friday, July 11, 2014 9:30 a.m. WHERE:               Nevada State Capitol Front Steps 101 N. Carson Street, Carson City, Nev.   On Friday, July 11, the Nevada State Museum, the Reno Navy League and the Nevada Sesquicentennial Commission will re-dedicate a plaque at the USS Nevada Memorial on the Capitol Grounds. A reception honoring the battleship USS Nevada and her fallen crew will follow in Old Assembly Chambers. The Battleship USS... Read More

Nevada 150 Events Held Throughout July

Carson City – Many celebrations are scheduled statewide in the month of July. These Nevada 150 events help celebrate all things Nevada and bring awareness to the state’s 150th Anniversary of Statehood. The following events are held July 1 through July 12. Since 2007 Red, White and Tahoe Blue has celebrated our country’s independence while promoting community spirit, local merchants and charitable causes. This year’s event takes place July 3-5 and includes over 28 events in Incline Village & Crystal... Read More

Nevada 150 Sesquicentennial Belt Buckles Debut at Reno Rodeo

Carson City, Nev. — In commemoration of Nevada’s 150th birthday, Sesquicentennial belt buckles made their debut at the 95th Reno Rodeo June 19-28, 2014. State Senator James Settlemeyer and the Nevada 150 Commission joined Crumrine Gold & Silversmiths, a Nevada based belt buckle craftsman, to create the limited edition pieces. The belt buckles are $100 each and all proceeds go toward the Nevada 150 Foundation. The belt buckles are hand-crafted with historical jewelers bronze. This highly valuable metal is 85... Read More

DMV Offers Nevada 150th License Plate Photo Contest

One winner will get license plate NV 0150 in celebration of the state’s 150th birthday CARSON CITY – The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles is sponsoring a photography contest and the winner will receive a piece of Nevada history – the license plate that marks Nevada’s 150th anniversary. Nevada was admitted to the Union on October 31, 1864. The one-of-a-kind Nevada Sesquicentennial license plate number “NV 0150” will be awarded to one lucky winner on Thursday, October 30th, the day... Read More

Fallon Celebrates Nevada’s 150 Birthday Festival

Fallon, Nev. — The Nevada 150 celebration continues as Fallon commemorates the Silver State. The community will join together for a day of festivities honoring Nevada’s historical legacy on Saturday, June 21. Kick start the morning with the Hometown Heroes Fun Run & Field Day at Churchill County High School from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy recreational games and activities, while connecting with local heroes. Join the United Postal Services for the NV 150 Postage Stamp Dedication at the Old... Read More

Las Vegas First City with Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame?

New Nevada “State Pride” Movement Heads Up Initiative to Make it Possible Las Vegas – An official application to the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce seeking a Hollywood Walk of Fame star for Las Vegas was hand delivered by a team, led by “Elvis,” representing the “Battle Born Again” movement recently. If selected, the entertainment capital will be the first city to receive a Star on the internationally recognized Hollywood icon. Click here to see a video of “Elvis” and his... Read More

Nevada Humanities Presents the 23rd Annual Nevada Humanities Chautauqua Festival in June 2014, with a Special Focus on Nevada’s 150th Celebration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Kathy Hess Nevada Humanities P.O. Box 8029 Reno, NV 89507 Telephone: 775-784-6587 Email: Kathy@justimaginemktg.com www.nevadahumanities.org   Nevada Humanities Presents the 23rd Annual Nevada Humanities Chautauqua Festival in June 2014, with a Special Focus on Nevada’s 150th Celebration Reno, Nevada (May 17, 2014) – Nevada Humanities presents the 23rd Nevada Humanities Chautauqua festival June 19-27, 2014, in Reno. Founded by Nevada Humanities in 1992, Nevada Humanities Chautauqua has inspired many Chautauqua events around the globe and is... Read More

Nevada 150 Events Held Throughout June

On June 5 from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. the Chefs Food Fest will take place at the Aquarius Casino Resort in Laughlin. This special event celebrates giving back to those less fortunate while enjoying some of the best cuisine on the Colorado River. Majority of the proceeds will be donated to the River Fund Inc., a non-profit agency providing direct emergency and crisis services for individuals and families in Laughlin. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.laughlinchamber.com... Read More

Preserve Nevada Releases Biannual 150 Most List

Carson City, Nev. – Using the model of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Preserve Nevada has released its biannual “Most Endangered Places list.” In honor of Nevada’s Sesquicentennial celebration, the non-profit dedicated to the preservation of Nevada’s cultural, historical, and archeological heritage, has selected more than 150 locations across the state to promote. Each site was identified as a preservation success, loss, or endangered location. After soliciting advice from individuals, organizations and agencies throughout the state, and collecting information... Read More

150 Years in the Making: USPS to Release Nevada Statehood Stamp

What: Nevada Statehood Forever Stamp   When: 11 a.m., Thursday, May 29, 2014   Where: The Smith Center for the Performing Arts 361 Symphony Park Avenue   Who: U.S. Senator Harry Reid U.S. Senator Dean Heller Gov. Brian Sandoval Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki USPS Board of Governor’s Vice Chair James Bilbray Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe     Background:                                     Possible Interviews:    ... Read More

Nevada Sesquicentennial Third Medallion First Strike Ceremony

Friday, May 30, 2014 11:00 a.m. – Media and Special Guests Viewing Nevada State Museum 600 N. Carson Street, Carson City, Nev. On Friday, May 30, Governor Brian Sandoval, Lt. Governor Brian Krolicki and Kirk Clausen from Wells Fargo, the official sponsor of the medallion program, will be joined by the Nevada 150 Commission and special guests, to strike Nevada’s third sesquicentennial silver medallion for the State’s 150th birthday celebration. The third design, selected by elementary age students throughout Nevada,... Read More

Nevada 150 Events Held Throughout June

Carson City — Many events are scheduled throughout the Silver State in the month of June. These Nevada 150 events help celebrate all things Nevada and bring awareness to the state’s 150th Anniversary of Statehood. The following are events held June 3 through June 15. Join the Historic Reno Preservation Society for the University Historic District Walking Tour at 6 p.m. on June 3. Visit Morrill Hall, MacKay School of Mines and the Keck Museum to learn the history of... Read More

44th Annual Jim Butler Days Celebration this Weekend in Tonopah

Carson City, Nev. – Join the Town of Tonopah in celebrating the 44th Annual Jim Butler Days this Memorial Day weekend. Many events are scheduled throughout the weekend to celebrate its historic past. On May 24 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. stop by Main Street to watch the Main Street Parade which honors Jim Butler who was responsible for the significant find in May 1900 that inaugurated Nevada’s early 20th Century gold/silver boom. The Nevada State Mining Championships will... Read More

Nevada Sesquicentennial Third Medallion First Strike Ceremony

Friday, May 30, 2014 11:00 a.m. – Media and Special Guests Viewing Nevada State Museum 600 N. Carson Street, Carson City, Nev. On Friday, May 30, Governor Brian Sandoval, Lt. Governor Brian Krolicki and Kirk Clausen from Wells Fargo, the official sponsor of the medallion program, will be joined by the Nevada 150 Commission and special guests, to strike Nevada’s third sesquicentennial silver medallion for the State’s 150th birthday celebration. The third design, selected by elementary age students throughout Nevada,... Read More

Winning Design Unveiled for Third Sesquicentennial Medallion

Elementary students choose medallion design Carson City, Nev. – Today the Nevada 150 Commission unveiled the design of the third medallion in the Sesquicentennial series of four, as chosen by Nevada elementary students. The winning design features some of the State’s most iconic landmarks including the “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign, the Reno Arch and Wendover Will. Last month, Lieutenant Governor and Nevada 150 Chairman Brian Krolicki invited Nevada students to participate in choosing the design for the third... Read More

Native American beading demonstration at the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park on Saturday, May 3

LAS VEGAS, NV – The Friends of the Fort, a non-profit organization that assists the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort, will be hosting Native American artists in a 4-part series. The first visiting artist, Shirley Nelson, is from Tuba City, Arizona, the heart of the Dine (Navajo) Nation. Nelson grew up the child of a single mother who supported her young family with simple beadwork earrings and other jewelry. She learned her craft at a very young age and is... Read More

Nevada Department of Education To Select National History Day Student Contest Entries, Part of Nevada 150th Statewide Signature Events

Judging To Take Place Saturday, April 26 at UNLV & UNR Campuses Carson City, Nev. – The Nevada Department of Education will choose the winners of the National History Day contest from a pool of more than 300 student entries grade 6-12 from across Nevada, this Saturday, April 26 beginning at 9 a.m. concurrently at the campuses of the University of Nevada Las Vegas and the University of Nevada Reno. First place winners from the two state contests are then... Read More

Sale of Second Nevada Sesquicentennial Medallion Ends April 30

Carson City, Nev. – Orders for the second design of the Nevada Sesquicentennial medallions will end at midnight on April 30. This design is the second of four different medallions which will be released at different dates throughout the Sesquicentennial year for purchase. The medallions have proven to be a popular item during the year-long celebration. More than 1,500 medallions have been sold since going on sale. The second medallion, depicting a Nevada miner on the front and the Nevada... Read More

Celebrate the 160th Birthday of the “First Lady of Las Vegas”

  Event celebrates Las Vegas pioneer Helen J. Stewart Carson City, NEV. — Nevadans are invited to celebrate the 160th birthday of Helen Stewart at the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park on Saturday, April 12, from 2 to 3 p.m.  Guests are invited to have tea with the “First Lady of Las Vegas” at the oldest social gathering place in southern Nevada. Dr. Linda Miller, author of the book “Early Las Vegas”, will portray Helen J. Stewart... Read More

Elementary Students Invited to Choose Design for Third Sesquicentennial Medallion

All participants will be entered in drawing to win medallion Carson City, Nev. – In honor of Nevada’s 150th birthday, the Nevada Sesquicentennial Commission invites all elementary age children in Nevada to participate in choosing the design elements for the third Sesquicentennial medallion.  The medallion, third of four in the Sesquicentennial series being produced throughout the year, will feature the winning design elements as chosen by Nevada students.  Votes must be submitted to Lt. Governor Brian Krolicki’s office no later... Read More

Las Vegas Hosts First Nevada Day Parade to Celebrate 150th Anniversary of Nevada Statehood

Carson City — The Nevada 150 Sesquicentennial Commission is pleased to announce that Las Vegas will join the Nevada Day celebration with a Nevada 150 commemorative parade.  The October 2014 festivities will include four statewide Nevada Day parades to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Nevada’s statehood, including the first Las Vegas Nevada Day Parade planned as the largest Nevada Day celebration in southern Nevada. “Nevada Day is one of those unique celebrations that truly captures the heritage of our state’s... Read More

Nevada 150 Events Held Throughout April

Carson City — Many great events are scheduled throughout the Silver State in the month of April to celebrate Nevada’s Sesquicentennial.  These Nevada 150 events help celebrate all things Nevada and bring awareness to the state’s 150th Anniversary of Statehood. Dr. Holly Walton-Buchanan will give a lecture on April 2 at 7:00 p.m. in the Faculty Graduate Room on the 4th floor of the Knowledge Center on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno.  Entitled “Land of the Buckaroo:... Read More

Battle Born Birthday Cake Celebration Re-creates History

Nevadans invited to grab a Piece of history at signature Nevada 150 event Carson City — On Friday, March 21, 2014 from 1 to 6 p.m., Nevadans are invited to be a part of history and attend the Battle Born Birthday Cake Celebration taking place at Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center.  A signature Nevada 150 event, the festivities will commemorate the 150th anniversary of when President Lincoln signed into law the legislation passed by Congress enabling Nevada Statehood on March... Read More

Raffle tickets now on sale for one-of-a-kind Harley-Davidson® bike celebrating Nevada’s Sesquicentennial

Carson City — Ticket sales have begun for the custom Nevada 150 commemorative state themed motorcycle celebrating the state’s Sesquicentennial anniversary.  The Harley-Davidson® bike was revealed as part of the Las Vegas Harley-Davidson® groundbreaking, where the winner will be announced at the store’s grand opening event on or about Nevada Day, Oct. 31, 2014. People now have the opportunity to enter to win the Nevada Sesquicentennial-themed motorcycle, the only design of its kind ever created.  The one-of-a-kind 2014 FLHX Harley-Davidson®... Read More

Sales for Second Design of the Nevada Sesquicentennial Medallions Begin Feb. 10

Wells Fargo Announced as Commemorative Medallion Sponsor Carson City, Nev. – Orders for the second of four commemorative medallions marking Nevada’s 150th birthday begin Feb. 10 through the Nevada Legislative Gift Shop (LGS).  Wells Fargo has been announced as the official sponsor of the commemorative medallions. “I am thrilled to welcome Wells Fargo as the newest sponsor of our celebration; Nevada and Wells Fargo have an incredible and unique shared history,” said Lt. Governor and Nevada 150 Commission Chairman, Brian... Read More

Ring in the Sesquicentennial Year with Nevada 150 Events

Carson City — Several events are planned throughout the Silver State to ring in the Sesquicentennial year.  These Nevada 150 events help celebrate all things Nevada and bring awareness to the state’s 150th Anniversary of Statehood. Women of Diversity Productions, Inc. is hosting “First Ladies First”, an afternoon conversation among the public with five former First Ladies of Nevada:  Kathryn List, Bonnie Bryan, Sandy Miller, Dema Guinn and Dawn Gibbons.  This historic event will take place on Jan. 11 at... Read More

Waddie Mitchell Named Official “Sesquicentennial Poet”

American cowboy poet set to debut exclusive state poem Carson City — Waddie Mitchell, an American cowboy poet, has been announced as the official poet of the Silver State’s Sesquicentennial.  On Monday, Jan. 27, Mitchell is set to debut a poem he has written in honor of the state’s 150th birthday during “Home Means Nevada”, the first show of the Nevada 150 signature event, the 30th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering. Mitchell will serve as the state’s honorary poet for the... Read More

Inaugural Nevada State Balloon Champion Series Announced

Photo by Matt Brown of Nevada Magazine. Carson City — As part of Nevada’s Sesquicentennial celebration, Nevada 150 is pleased to announce the Inaugural Nevada State Balloon Champion Series.  For the first time in state history, a special trophy will be awarded to the balloon pilot who finishes with the most points from balloon races held throughout Nevada during the sesquicentennial year.  Between Jan. 25 – Oct. 31, series points will be gathered and determined by a representative from each... Read More

Nevada 150 Merchandise Available for Holiday Gifting

Carson City — Just in time for the gift-giving season, official merchandise of the Nevada Sesquicentennial celebration is now available for purchase.  With items ranging from apparel to accessories, shoppers can purchase items through The Flag Store Sign & Banner, located in Sparks, Nev. and the Legislative Gift Shop in Carson City, Nev., as well as many Nevada State Museum and State Park gift shops. Nevada 150 merchandise includes:  shirts, outerwear, hats and gift items.  Merchandise sold through The Flag... Read More

Governor Sandoval launches Sesquicentennial themed statewide poster and essay contest

Carson City – As part of the upcoming Nevada Day celebrations and to help kick-off the celebration of Nevada’s Sesquicentennial, Governor Brian Sandoval today launched his annual statewide poster and essay contest for Nevada school children. This year’s theme focuses on Nevada’s Sesquicentennial, celebrating 150 years in statehood. The contest, which is open to all Nevada school children in grades K through 12, in district, charter, private or home schools, includes four categories depending on grade level. Students in grades... Read More

Social media channels created to encourage public’s engagement

Nevada 150 Social Media Outlets Established Social media channels created to encourage public’s engagement  Carson City — Nevada 150 is encouraging all Nevadans to participate yet one more way in the Sesquicentennial through social media channels created for the celebration including:  Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest and a blog. The social sites will act as additional resources to keep users informed of stories, events and facts related to the celebration in the Silver State. The website, www.nevada150.org, also plays an... Read More

Nevada 150 Celebrates Veterans Day with Statewide Events

Carson City, NEV. – Nevada’s Sesquicentennial is celebrating Veterans Day with statewide events taking place throughout the week.  Nevada residents and visitors are invited to join the celebration and demonstrate patriotism by honoring those who have fought for Nevada and the Country’s freedoms.  Following is a listing of statewide Veterans Day events that kicks-off Nov. 8 and continue through Nov. 17: Nov. 8-10: Laughlin Veterans Festival.  Tropicana Hotel & Casino in Laughlin.  http://www.laughlinveteransfestival.com/ 702-795-7772. Nov. 8-10: Annual Veterans Day Powwow.... Read More

Nevada 150 Unveils New Website

New design connects the celebration to Nevada communities Carson City — The Sesquicentennial Commission revealed a new design for Nevada 150’s official website, www.nevada150.org, which includes more information about how Nevadans can get involved with the Sesquicentennial celebration. The newest additions to Nevada 150’s website include upcoming events, storytelling and education resources.  A new feature on the website allows Nevada communities to submit requests to make their events official Nevada 150 events.  Communities all around the state have the chance... Read More

Nevada 150 Kicks-Off Celebration with Statewide Events

Carson City, NEV. – Nevada’s Sesquicentennial, a yearlong celebration commencing late October, will kick-off with a weeklong Nevada Day celebration and series of statewide events planned Oct. 24 – Nov. 3. Nevada residents and visitors are invited to participate in many of the first wave of events to celebrate 150 years of statehood. Nevada’s Sesquicentennial kick-off events include: Governor’s Nevada Day Banquet: On Thursday, Oct. 24 at 6:00 p.m., the Third Annual Governor’s Banquet will take place at the Grand... Read More

Third Annual Governor’s Banquet to Celebrate Nevada Sesquicentennial

Event kicks-off year-long birthday festivities Carson City, NEV. — Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval will host the Third Annual Governor’s Banquet on Thursday, Oct. 24 at The Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nev. This year’s banquet celebrates 75 years of the Nevada Day Parade and kicks-off the Nevada Sesquicentennial celebration. The banquet includes a no-host bar and dinner service. Activities include a live and silent auction, special guest speakers and live entertainment. A portion of the proceeds from the night benefit... Read More

Nevada Sesquicentennial Medallions Nearing Sell-Out

High Demand Calls for Subsequent Mintages Reno, Nev. – As Nevada’s first sesquicentennial commemorative silver medallion reaches a near sell-out of the first mintage, additional mintages of the medallion have been approved for further pre-orders. The first production date has been set for Friday, Oct. 25, the observance of Nevada Day, at the Nevada State Museum in Carson City, Nev. “While demand has been overwhelming and we are nearing a sell-out of the first design of the sesquicentennial medallions for... Read More

Nevada Sesquicentennial Medallions Available for Purchase

Nevada Sesquicentennial Medallions Available for Purchase Orders now being taken through the Nevada Legislative Gift Shop Reno, Nev. – Orders for the first of four commemorative medallions marking Nevada’s 150th birthday are now being accepted through the Nevada Legislative Gift Shop. Considered a collector’s item, the silver medallions are being manufactured from a 1,000 ounce bar of silver mined from Coeur Mining’s operation in Rochester, Nev., to commemorate the state’s Sesquicentennial celebration. The first production date has been set for... Read More

Nevada 150 Seeks Business Partners For Commemoration

Reno. NEV. — As Nevada gears up for its year-long celebration commemorating the 150th anniversary of statehood, the Nevada 150 statewide planning committee is seeking to identify interested marketing and merchandising-related professional services and consultants for consideration by the Statewide Commission for opportunities related to the Sesquicentennial Celebration. All qualified Nevada-based businesses that specialize in fundraising, public relations/communications, merchandising and website development are invited to participate in a request for qualifications and proposals. The current statewide planning committee will begin... Read More

Nevada’s 150th Logo Winner

Governor Brian Sandoval unveils Nevada’s 150th logo Statewide contest marks one year countdown to celebration Reno – Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval tonight announced Faiss Foley Warren, a STATEWIDE public relations agency, as the winner of Nevada’s 150th anniversary logo contest. The Governor unveiled the anniversary logo at the Nevada Day Governor’s Banquet to mark the one year countdown to the year-long celebration commemorating Nevada’s 150th anniversary of statehood. As part of the Celebration’s first pre-event initiative, Nevadans were invited design... Read More