Time: 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: Gold Hill Depot. Gold Hill, NV (Storey)
Description: The rarely-seen interior of the Gold Hill Depot will open to the public for a special Nevada Day event. After extensive restorations by Storey County, the Virginia City Tourism Commission, and the Comstock Foundation for History and Culture, the Depot will be the location of a grand reception on October 31, celebrating the sesquicentennial of Nevada statehood and the unveiling of “Nine Cheers for the Silver State,” a painting by renowned Nevada artist Steven Saylor. Saylor’s painting takes its title from a headline that appeared in the Gold Hill Daily News on October 31, 1864. Prints of the painting are available for purchase to raise funds for the historic preservation efforts of the Comstock Foundation. The champagne reception will be from 3:30 to 5:00 pm. The ticket price of $30 includes a ride on the Virginia and Truckee Railroad to and from its Virginia City terminus to the Gold Hill Depot. The train will depart from Virginia City at 3:00 pm, and it will return in time for a Virginia City parade celebrating 150 years of statehood. Tickets are available on the Virginia City Tourism Commission website visit www.visitvirginiacitynv.com/events/nevada-150-masquerade-ball.html or call 775-847-7500.
Phone Number: 775-847-7500