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Pioneer Awards

Date: 11-6-14 Time: 7:00 PM Location: Carson Nugget Casino.  507 N. Carson Street. Carson City, NV (Carson City) Description:  NNDA holds this event annually but is planning this years event completely around Nevada 150. At this event local businesses and individuals are honored for the contribution their business has contributed in Nevada or for their personal influence that has contributed to the well being of the community and state. It is these types of individuals and businesses that started Nevada... Read More

All for the Union

Date: 11-6-14 to 11-7-14 Time: 7:00 PM on 11-6. 9:30 AM to 12:15 PM on 11-7 Location: Ansari Business Building and Joe Crowley Student Union. University of Nevada, Reno. Reno, NV (Washoe) Description: The History Department is sponsoring a two-day Nevada Statehood and Constitution symposium in honor of the Nevada sesquicentennial. The theme of the symposium is “All for the Union.” The featured address will be presented on the first day of the symposium by University of Virginia Professor Gary... Read More

RE/MAX Nevada Day Balloon Launch

Date: 11-1-14 Time: Balloon Launch at 8:00 AM Location: Downtown Carson City, NV (Carson City) Description:  This race is part of the inaugural Nevada State Balloon Champion Series and Nevada State Balloon Champion Trophy will be awarded before this race. The RE/MAX Nevada Day Balloon Launch (which is operated under the assistance of the Great Reno Balloon Race) will take place at 8:00am, Friday, October 31 (weather permitting) on the morning of the Nevada Day parade – right on Carson... Read More

Nevada 150 Marketplace

Date: 11-1-14 Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Location: Front of the Paul Laxalt Building. 401 North Carson Street. Carson City, NV (Carson City) Description: Celebrate Nevada’s Sesquicentennial in style during the Nevada Day Parade by visiting the Nevada 150 Market Place in front of the Paul Laxalt State Building in Downtown Carson City. This is a special vendor area that will be selling unique Nevada 150 merchandise and will only open during the Nevada Day Parade. Historical characters from... Read More

Celebrate Nevada 150 BBQ and Quilt Show

Date: 11-1-14 Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Location: 411 North Saliman Road. Carson City, NV (Carson City) Description:  Good Food, Live Entertainment, Fun, 150th Quilt Show, Family History, & more … The quilt has been in progress for months and will depict a map of Nevada. Each quilter was given a county to quilt. The BBQ and quilt show is open to the entire community. Food, beverages and entertainment provided. Held at the Carson City Nevada Stake Center of... Read More

Morse Code Sending of the State Constitution to President Lincoln

Date: 11-1-14 Time: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Location: Next to the miner statue on the Capitol Grounds. Carson City, NV (Carson City) Description:  Enjoy a reenactment of the Morse Code Sending of the State Constitution to President Lincoln by the Sierra Nevada Amateur Radio Society will be held from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Nov. 1 in Carson City. The society will be set up on the Capitol Grounds next to the miner statue and will have a... Read More

Hill Street Celebration Proclamation

Date: 11-1-14 Time: 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM Location: 1864 Tavern. 290 California Avenue. Reno, NV (Washoe) Description: Our event will be featuring live music by the Novelists, Tyler Stafford and Six Mule Pile Up. This pre-party will energize for the night of Steampunk Nevada Museum of Art event, we will have drinks, food and a variety of local vendors. Hill Street is between Liberty and California Ave. For additional information or please visit www.1864tavern.com or call 775-329-1864. Website: www.1864tavern.com... Read More

Henderson Nevada Day Celebration

Date: 11-1-14 Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Location: Henderson Events Plaza & Amphitheater. 200 South Water Street. Henderson, NV (Clark) Description:  HopeLink of Southern Nevada invites you to a special birthday for Nevada and to join them as they celebrated Nevada’s Past and support Nevada’s Future.  This special celebration will be held at the Henderson Events Plaza and Amphitheater in downtown Henderson from 10:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is event is free and open to the public and... Read More

Reception to Unveil “Nine Cheers for the Silver State” Painting

Date: 10-31-14 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... Read More

Nevada 150 Masquerade Ball

Date: 10-31-14 Time: 3:00 PM to 7:30 PM Location: Virginia City, NV (Storey) Description:  A special Nevada’s 150th birthday celebration and fundraiser for Comstock Preservation District. Take the Virginia & Truckee Railroad from Virginia City down to Gold Hill where renowned artist Steven Saylor’s rendition of the day it all started is unveiled at the newly renovated Gold Hill Depot. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Then catch the train back to Virginia City for the parade, shopping and... Read More

Celebrating Nevada

Date: 10-31-14 Time: All Day. Location: Springs Nevada. 1001 S. Valley View Blvd. Las Vegas, NV (Clark) Description:  Free admission to the Springs Preserve in Las Vegas. Celebrate the vibrant history of Nevada at the birthplace of Las Vegas. Access to museums, galleries and the botanical garden is free! Listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1978, the Springs Preserve is a 180-acre cultural institution designed to commemorate Las Vegas’ dynamic history and to provide a vision for... Read More

Old Nevada Days at Tule Springs

Date: 10-31-14 Time: All Day Location: Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs. 9200 Tule Springs Road. Las Vegas, NV (Clark) Description:  Old Nevada Days at Tule Springs will be a celebration of the state’s 150th birthday.  Guests will be invited to wear costumes depicting the state’s history over the past 150 years, or western attire, ranch and harvest festival games and activities, Trunk or Treat for the kids, and more. For additional information please visit www.theranchlasvegas.com or call 702-885-1943. Website:... Read More

Fallon Celebrates Nevada’s 150th

Date: 10-31-14 Time: 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM Location: Churchill County Museum. 1050 South Maine Street. Fallon, NV (Churchill) Description:  The City of Fallon will celebrate Nevada’s 150th Anniversary of Statehood with a special evening at the Churchill County Museum.  Activities include; time capsule burial, a display of the Then and Now Exhibit, and the official release of the Arcadia Publication Book, “Images of America: Fallon”.  The Churchill County High School premier vocal ensemble, Minor Details will lead all in... Read More

Nevada 150 Art Exhibit of Historic Silver City, Nevada event

Date: 10-31-14 Time: 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM Location: 385 High Street. Silver City, NV (Lyon) Description:  Join us for an exhibition of fine art, photography and writing showcasing the historical community of Silver City, Nevada. The show will feature work by professional artists, writers, and photographers of the area. Silver City is an icon of the Old West, dating back to the rough and tumble underground mining days of the Comstock Lode and the greatest of the silver rushes... Read More

Sesquicentennial Steampunk Ball

Date: 10-31-14 Time: 7:00 PM to Midnight Location: Ballroom. Carson Nugget. 507 North Carson Street. Carson City, NV (Carson City) Description: A limited number of tickets are now on sale for the first ever Nevada Day Steampunk Ball, a costume fundraiser at the Carson Nugget Ballroom on Oct. 31, from 7 p.m. to midnight. The event’s theme combines the formality of old-time nostalgia with a light-hearted science fiction twist, and includes high-energy dance music by Nevada’s own Rock-N-Roll Rebels, a... Read More

Virginia City’s Statehood Parade

Date: 10-31-14 Time: 5:00 PM Location: C Street. Virginia City, NV (Storey) Description:  Nevada officially celebrates its 150 years as a state on Oct. 31, 2014 and, just like in 1864, Virginia City, Nev., is playing a pivotal role by holding what is expected to be the largest parade in the state on Nevada’s actual birthday, Friday, Oct. 31 at 5:30 p.m. Virginia City is making the call to all towns, organizations, counties, groups, schools and bands to join the... Read More

Lazy P Fall Farm Festival

Date: Various Dates in October, please visit www.lazypfarm.com Time: Various Dates and Times, please visit www.lazypfarm.com Location: Lazy P Farm. 8280 Grass Valley Rd. Winnemucca, NV (Humboldt)Description: The Fall Farm Festival is agricultural-related, featuring educational displays and interactive activities for children and their families. The 2014 Fall Farm Festival will feature a 5 acre corn maze with the Nevada 150 logo.  The Lazy P Adventure Farm is a start-up family operation striving to share our passion for farming and agriculture... Read More

Sesquicentennial Honoring Reception for the Centennial Indian Princess Contestants

Date: 10-30-14 Time: 6:00 PM No Host Bar. 7:00 PM Dinner Service Location: Gold Dust West Casino Hotel. 2171 East William Street.  Carson City, NV (Carson City) Description: The Sesquicentennial Honoring Reception for the Centennial Indian Princess Contestants is to honor the 22 contestants that participated in the Centennial Indian Princess contest that took place October 1964. The event is open to the public and all are invited to participate. For additional information please visit www.nic.nv.gov or call 775-687-8333. Website:... Read More

The 36th Star Nevada’s Journey from Territory to State

Date: 8-2-14 to 11-2-14 Time: All Day Location: Nevada Museum of Art. 160 W. Liberty Street. Reno, NV (Washoe) Description: In celebration of 150 years of statehood, the Nevada Museum of Art honors the “Battle Born” state with a significant exhibition detailing the journey toward October 31, 1864. This special show features historic treasures from our nation’s capital, including a special 36-hour Nevada Day Weekend presentation of the original Emancipation Proclamation signed by President Abraham Lincoln, on loan from the... Read More

Nevada Sings

Date: 10-30-14 Time: 10:00 AM Location: Statewide Description: Gov. Brian Sandoval, Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki and the Nevada 150 Commission invite all Nevadans to join him, for Nevada Sings, 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 to sing their... Read More

4th Annual Nevada Day Governor’s Banquet

Date: 10-28-14 Time: 6:00 PM No Host Bar. 7:00 PM Dinner Service Location: Grand Sierra Resort, 2500 E. 2nd St, Reno, NV (Washoe) Description: The Nevada Day Governor’s Banquet is a gala tradition and fundraising event – led by Nevada Governor, Brian Sandoval. A portion of the proceeds of this year’s Banquet goes to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Nevada, in addition to the non-profit Nevada Day, Inc. The evening features; special guest speakers & dignitaries, door prizes, silent... Read More

Las Vegas Nevada Day Parade

Date: 10-31-14 Time: 10:00 AM Location: Downtown Las Vegas. Las Vegas, NV (Clark) Description:  On Nevada Day, Friday, Oct. 31, 2014 at 10 a.m., the Las Vegas Nevada Day Parade will be held downtown along 4th Street. The parade is scheduled to last approximately two hours and will feature 150 entries and six categories: float, equestrian, marching band, motorized vehicle, walking group and other. Cash prizes will be awarded for the following categories; Overall Best Of, Best Historical Significance, Best... Read More

Andelin Family Farm Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze

Date: 9-27-14 to 11-1-14 Time: Various Dates and Times, please visit www.andelinfamilyfarm.com Location: Andelin Family Farm. 8100 Pyramid Way. Sparks NV (Washoe) Description: This year the maze theme is “Nevada Proud”, to celebrate Nevada’s 150 year birthday.  Included in the maze is a new and exciting game called Farm Scene Investigation (FSI). This is fun for adults and kids.  It adds an element of adventure and competition to this fun maze experience! Admission to the HUGE corn maze is $6.00... Read More

Corley Ranch Pumpkin Patch

Date: 9-27-14 to 10-31-14 Time: 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM Daily Location: Corley Ranch. 859 US Highway 395. Gardnerville, NV (Douglas) Description: This year the maze theme will celebrate Nevada’s 150th Anniversary of Statehood.  The Pumpkin Patch is open every October for your enjoyment. Each year we grow thousands of pumpkins. Come visit us from September 27th to October 31st. Pumpkin Sales & Country Store hours are 11:00AM to 5:00PM. Admission cost on the weekends; Adults $6.00 – Ages 3... Read More

Nevada 150 Concert

Date: 10-26-14 Time: 4:00 PM Location: Carson City Community Center. 815 E. William Street. Carson City, NV. (Carson City) Description: Symphony concert featuring music composed specifically in honor of Nevada’s history.  Program includes chorus, narrators, soloists, and a pre-concert talk that describes the cultural and historic context  of the musical selections.  Nevada Bagatelles by Steve Rosenhaus, State of Metamorphosis by David Bugli, Nevada State March by J.P. Meder, and A Land of Sage & Sun by Jim Cockey. Tickets will... Read More

Re-Enactment of the Helen J. Stewart Land Deed

Date: 10-25-14 Time: 12:00 PM Location: Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park. 500 E. Washington Avenue. Las Vegas, NV. (Clark) Description: Join the Friends of the Fort and the Las Vegas Paiute Tribe in celebrating this historic event. On December 30, 1911 Helen J. Stewart deeded 10 acres of her land to the United States of America for use by the Southern Paiutes. This deed was recorded in Clark County March 15, 1912.  Current dignitaries will represent these... Read More

Duke’s Place

Date: 10-24-14 and 11-1-14 Time: TBA Location: Carson City Community Center. 815 E. William Street. Carson City, NV. (Carson City) Description: Sierra Nevada Ballet is partnering with the Reno Jazz Orchestra, Reno Art Works, The Generator, the Historical Society, Carson Tourism and local Reno and Carson businesses to create a package in celebration of the 150th anniversary of Nevada designed around a brand new original production based on Nevada History. DUKE’S PLACE is an original story dance production designed, written... Read More

The Last U.S. Mail Stage Robbery: A Mellerdrammer of Truth & Fiction

Date: 10-23-14 to 10-25-14. 1 Time: All show times are 7:00 PM Location: Northeastern Nevada Museum Theater. 1515 Idaho Street. Elko, NV (Elko) Description: Happy Sesquicentennial Nevada! Join the Silver Stage Players as they help celebrate Nevada’s 150th birthday with their production of Beth Fine’s The Last U.S. Mail Stage Robbery: A Mellerdrammer of Truth & Fiction. Silver Stage Players continue their 2014 Season: Life, One Play at a Time with the staging of this classic melodrama inspired by Helen... Read More

Original 1874 University of Nevada Bell Restoration Dedication

Date: 10-22-14 Time: 4:00 PM Location: Elko High School (Original Campus of University of Nevada). 987 College Avenue. Elko, NV (Elko) Description: The University of Nevada opened its doors in Elko, NV on October 12, 1874.  On October 26, 1974, a dedication was held for a bell monument that was erected as part of the University of Nevada Centennial Celebration.  The original University of Nevada Bell had been moved to Reno when the University of Nevada left Elko.  The original... Read More

Elko Nevada Day Parade

Date: 10-31-14 Time: 11:00 AM Location: Downtown Elko. Elko, NV (Elko) Description:  Held on Nevada Day Friday, October 31st, 2014, beginning at 11 a.m. is Elko’s 27th Annual Nevada Day Parade.  Chairmen, since beginning the parade in 1988, Jim & Rose Conner, will start taking entries the 1st of October until the day of the parade; line-up will be handled by long time committee members consisting of family and friends.  The parade will run its usual route from the Crystal... Read More

76th Annual Nevada Day Parade – Carson City

Date: 11-1-14 Time: All Day Location: Downtown Carson City, NV (Carson City) Description:  The 2014 Carson City Nevada Day Parade takes place on Saturday, November 1 in our state’s capital; this year’s parade theme is “Happy 150th Birthday Nevada.”  The day kicks off at 8:00am with a hot air balloon launch near the Carson Mall on Carson Street (weather permitting). Then, at 10:00am, a military flyover signals the start of the parade. This annual tradition features over 200 entries, including... Read More

Las Vegas Ultra Marathon Run & Relay

Date: 10-18-14 Time: 5am (100 Mile, 150K). 6am (100K). 7am (50K, 25K). 6pm (5K Night Run) Location: Floyd Lamb Park. 9200 Tule Springs Road. Las Vegas, NV (Clark) Description: Las Vegas Ultra Marathon Run & Relay featuring the Sesquicentennial! We are happy to announce the Las Vegas Ultra Marathon featuring the 150K Run and Relay this year as celebration of the Sesquicentennial (150 Year Anniversary) of Nevada! The new Las Vegas Ultra Marathon will be held at Las Vegas’ oldest... Read More

Birthday Ball

Date: 10-18-14 Time: TBD Location: Northeastern Nevada Museum. 1515 Idaho Street. Elko, NV (Elko) Description: A custom dinner – dance celebrating the sesquicentennial anniversary of Nevada’s statehood at the Northeastern Nevada Museum.  Period costumes are suggested to be worn but not necessary.  For more information please visit http://www.museumelko.org or call 775-738-3418. Website: http://www.museumelko.org Phone Number: 775-738-3418

Nevada 150 Pony Express Delivery

Date: 10-16-14 to 10-17-14 Time: Various Event Times Location: Ely, NV. Eureka, NV. Austin, NV and Carson City, NV. (Statewide) Description: On October 16, 2014 to celebrate Nevada’s Sesquicentennial, 150th Anniversary of Nevada’s admission to the Union, Pony Express riders will pick up a Nevada Sesquicentennial Proclamation from White Pine County, Eureka County and Lander County for delivery to the State Capital.  Beginning in White Pine County, the County Commissioners along with other members of the community will hand over... Read More

Makers – Nevada Women in History

This is an invite only event and not open to the general public. Date: 10-15-14 Time: Evening Location: Mirage Hotel & Casino. 3400 Las Vegas Blvd South. Las Vegas, NV. (Clark) Description: In recognition of the 100th anniversary of Nevada’s Woman Suffrage and celebrating Nevada’s Sesquicentennial, the Nevada Women’s Research Institute at UNLV and Vegas PBS have partnered to educate Nevadans about the extraordinary women who have made significant impacts on the quality of life in our state.  Makers:  Nevada Women in... Read More

Nevada–a play by David Kranes

Date: 10-10-14 to 10-19-14 Time: 8:00 PM to 10:30 PM Location: Judy Bayley Theatre. Campus of UNLV. Las Vegas, NV. (Clark) Description: Nevada—in this memory play of the same name—is a place of discovery and dreams, of almost having but then losing, of hope and discouragement. It is a place where the central remembering character, his best friend and his girlfriend come to the end of their journeying road. Written by David Kranes. For more information please visit www.unlv.edu/event/nevada?delta=0 or... Read More

NV150 Western Heritage Festival

Date: 10-4-14 Time: All Day Location: Victorian Square. Sparks, NV (Washoe) Description: Join the City of Sparks and the Sparks Heritage Museum for a special birthday bash, the NV150 Western Heritage Festival which celebrates everything that makes Nevada unique.  Featuring the industries that built Nevada – Ranching, Mining, Railroading, Gaming and the Military.  Celebrate Nevada’s culture and heritage with live music, cowboy poets, crafters, hands on demonstrations, children’s activities, wild horses, and more.  For additional information please visit www.WesternHeritageFestival.org or... Read More

The Las Vegas Numismatic Society Celebrates Nevada’s Sesquicentennial

Date: 10-4-14 Time: 3pm Location: Charleston Heights Art Center, 800 S Brush St., Las Vegas, NV (Clark) Description: : The public is invited to join us as we  celebrate the history of Nevada through its coinage.  Learn about the Carson City Mint and the role that silver and gold have played in Nevada’s history.  Hear stories about famous hoards of Morgan Silver Dollars.  See a “type set” of every kind of coin ever minted in Carson City.  See a display... Read More

Classix Two Home Means Nevada Concert

Event Name: Classix Two Home Means Nevada Concert Date: 10-11-14, 10-12-14 and 10-14-14 Time: 7:30 PM on October 11. 4:00pm on October 12. 7:30 PM on October 14. Location: Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts. 100 South Virginia Street. Reno, NV. (Washoe) Description: Featuring the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus, the Washoe County School District 6th Grade Honor Choir, and University of Nevada piano professor, Dr. James Winn.  The performance will feature the brand new arrangement of Home Means Nevada for orchestra and chorus, and Desert... Read More

Nevada Sesquicentennial Mayor’s Ball

Date: 10-3-14 Time: 6:30 PM Location: Winnemucca Convention Center. 50 West Winnemucca Blvd. Winnemucca, NV (Humboldt) Description:  Winnemucca Mayor Di An Putnam requests the honor of your presence to attend the Mayor’s Ball in honor of Winnemucca Domestic Violence Services. This will be a semi-formal dinner and dance celebrating Nevada’s Sesquicentennial. Tickets are $35 per person/ $60 per couple/ $300 for a table. Proceeds will benefit Winnemucca Domestic Violence Services. For additional information or to purchase tickets please visit www.winnemuccadvs.org... Read More

150 Years of Fashionable History

Date: 9-27-14 Time: 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM Location: San Rafael Regional Park. Ranch House. 1595 North Sierra Street. Reno, NV (Washoe) Description: The Nevada Women’s History Project and Lady Carolyn present 150 Years of Fashionable History.  Segments of history will be explored through vignettes of historic Nevada families in the appropriate fashions for those years.  Enjoy the outdoor setting of San Rafael Park – box lunch to be included. For more information please visit www.nevadawomen.org or call 775-826-3612. Website:... Read More

Belmont Courthouse Plaque Unveiling

Date: 9-27-14 Time: 10:00 AM Location: Belmont Courthouse. Belmont, NV (Nye) Description: Three Nevada chapters of E Clampus Vitus will be unveiling a plaque of historical significance at the Belmont Courthouse and celebrating the rich history of the area.  All three chapters from around the State are gathering to install this plaque to mark Nevada’s sesquicentennial. For more information please visit call 775-530-6985. Website: None Phone Number: 775-530-6985

St Augustine’s Cultural Center Architectural Salvage & Dedication Celebration

Date: 9-27-14 Time: All Day Location: St Augustine’s Cultural Center. 113 Virginia Street. Austin, NV (Lander) Description: a 10 yr, $1million restoration, the 1866 Gothic-style St. Augustine’s former church will re-open as a Cultural Center in this historic mining town. The all-day celebration will feature an architectural salvage sale, workshop on the only known fully intact Henry Kilgen 9 rank pipe organ, history presentations, food and tours. For more information please visit www.goaustinnevada.com/staug or call 775-964-1100. Website: www.goaustinnevada.com/staug Phone Number:... Read More

150 Years of Fashionable History

Date: 9-27-14 Time: 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM Location: San Rafael Regional Park. Ranch House. 1595 North Sierra Street. Reno, NV (Washoe) Description: The Nevada Women’s History Project and Lady Carolyn present 150 Years of Fashionable History.  Segments of history will be explored through vignettes of historic Nevada families in the appropriate fashions for those years.  Enjoy the outdoor setting of San Rafael Park – box lunch to be included. For more information please visit www.nevadawomen.org or call 775-826-3612. Website:... Read More

Pahrump Fall Festival Parade – Nevada’s 150th Year Sesquicentennial

Date: 9-27-14 Time: 9:00 AM Location: Highway 160. Pahrump, NV (Nye) Description: The annual Pahrump Fall Festival Parade still goes down Highway 160 and this year’s theme is Nevada’s Sesquicentennial.  On the Saturday the town stops to admire the Festival parade. Traffic comes to a stop on Highway 160 as the annual parade travels down the highway for about 2 miles with over 50 floats.  Hundreds stand and watch the high school marching band and the various floats slowly march... Read More

Ruby Mountain Balloon Festival

Date: 9-25-14 to 9-28-14 Time: All Day Location: Spring Creek Sports Complex (Licht Parkway). Spring Creek, NV (Elko) Description:  This race is part of the inaugural Nevada State Balloon Champion Series. The Ruby Mountain Balloon Festival is an annual event occurring the fourth weekend in September.  The event begins with school visits on Thursday morning with several pilots taking their balloons to local schools and presenting a program on the avionics and history of ballooning.  The first balloon flights will... Read More

Circle Nevada ~ See Your Nevada

Date: 9-25-14 to 9-29-14 Time: Various Times Location: Various Locations Throughout Nevada (Statewide) Description: See Nevada during the Sesquicentennial Celebration! In honor of Nevada’s 150th Anniversary, Tours of Distinction created the Circle Nevada tour, exploring the history and legends of Nevada along with some of her diverse geology, flora and fauna. The tour’s five-day course runs “clockwise” around the state, departing from Las Vegas. Go back in time, leaving neon lights behind, in search of gold, silver, and mustangs in... Read More

Nevada Sesquicentennial All Star Concert

Date: 9-22-14 Time: 7:00 PM Location: The Smith Center for the Performing Arts. 361 Symphony Park. Las Vegas, NV (Clark) Description: What is sure to be the ultimate variety show, this concert celebrating Nevada’s 150th Anniversary of Statehood is a not-to-be missed that will feature some of the best entertainers of the Las Vegas Strip and Nevada as they come together for one night only to celebrate Nevada’s cultural heritage. Proceeds will benefit The Smith Center’s education outreach programs. For... Read More

Music, History, and Celebration with Nevada’s Counties

Date: 9-19-14 Time: 6:00 PM Location: Historic Ormsby-Rosser House. 304 South Minnesota Street. Carson City, NV (Carson City) Description: Nevada’s Counties are celebrating the Sesquicentennial with renowned Nevada western singer/songwriter Richard Elloyan.  Join us on the lawn of the historic Ormsby-Rosser House to hear Richard sing his original songs about the West.  The UNR Cadet Band will kick off the evening with their unique rendition of Home Means Nevada.  Following Richard’s performance the historic, pre-statehood, building will be opened to... Read More

Counties in Nevada’s History

Date: 9-19-14 Time: 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM Location: Nevada Legislature Building. Room 1214. 401 South Carson Street. Carson City, NV (Carson City) Description: The Nevada Association of Counties (NACO) is hosting an afternoon of stories about counties in Nevada’s history.  Three speakers will be featured to tell stories about the early history of Nevada’s counties.  Early Nevada tales will revisit the infamous Bullfrog County, Nevada, small town politics, and pre-hospital emergency care.  Join Nevada State Archivist Jeff Kintop, Author... Read More

McAvoy Layne as Mark Twain

Date: 9-19-14 Time: 7:00 PM Location: Eureka Opera House. 31 S. Main Street. Eureka, NV (Eureka) Description: For twenty six years now, in over four thousand performances from Leningrad University in Russia to Piper’s opera House in Virginia City and now, the historic Eureka Opera House in Eureka, NV. McAvoy Layne has been preeminent, in preserving the wit & wisdom of “The Wild Humorist of the Pacific Slope,” Mark Twain. For more information please visit www.eurekacounty.com or call 775-237-6006. Website:... Read More

Spellbinder 2014

Date: 9-18-14 Time: 5:30 PM Location: Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows. 2680 E 9th Street. Reno, NV (Washoe) Description: Please join us in celebrating Nevada’s 150th birthday at Spellbinder 2014. Spellbinder 2014 is a corporate team spelling bee, as well as a fundraising event, that will assist Northern Nevada Literacy Council to continue to provide free GED prep classes and English as a Second Language to adult learners who want to change their futures.  “Happy Birthday, Nevada!” is... Read More

Main Street Gardnerville “Happy Birthday Nevada” Wine Walk

Date: 9-18-14 Time: 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM Location: Town of Gardnerville Offices. 1407 Main Street. Gardnerville, NV (Douglas) Description: Walk the Main Street District of Gardnerville and see what you’ve been missing! In honor of its sesquicentennial the September wine walk will be a birthday party for Nevada. Cost is $5 for a Commemorative Forever Wine Glass then just $10 to register at each wine walk. This wine glass with light blue logo can be used at ALL future... Read More

Nevada 150 Multi-Faith Prayer Service

Date: 9-17-14 Time: 5:45 PM Location: Nevada Room. Nevada Governor’s Mansion. 606 North Mountain Street. Carson City, NV (Carson City) Description: Nevada’s faith leaders from various traditions will join together to pray for the welfare of Nevada in Nevada Governor’s Mansion on September 17 as a part of Nevada Sesquicentennial Celebrations. This multi-faith Service will include prayers by Christian (various denominations), Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish, Baha’i, etc., leaders. Members of the Nevada Sesquicentennial Commission will preside over this “Nevada 150... Read More

Home Means Nevada 15th Annual Model Contest

Date: 9-6-14 Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM| Location: Desert Heights Elementary School. 13948 Mt. Bismark Street. Reno NV (Washoe) Description: This annual plastic model contest’s theme will feature 150 years of everything Nevada.  This could be anything from Nevada Highway Patrol cars to Nevada themed airlines to Area 51 “aircraft.”  This is a popular Northern Nevada hobby event. For more information please visit www.renohighrollers.com or call 775-835-0140. Website: www.renohighrollers.com Phone Number: 775-835-0140

Daughters of the Confederacy – Nevada’s Road to Statehood

Date: 9-6-14 Time: 11:00 AM Social. 12:00 PM Luncheon Location: Marie Callendars. 8175 W. Sahara Blvd. Las Vegas, NV (Clark) Description: The Joseph Moore Graham Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy will hold its annual meeting at the Marie Callenders Restaurant located at 8175 W. Sahara Blvd in Las Vegas. The featured speaker will be Dr. Michael Green from University of Nevada, Las Vegas, presenting a program on Nevada’s importance in the Civil War. Dr. Green will inform... Read More

Helen Stewart’s Basket on Display

Date: 9-6-14 Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM Location: Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort, 500 E. Washington Ave., Las Vegas, NV (Clark) Description: “The First Lady of Las Vegas” Helen J. Stewart (1854-1926) was an avid collector of baskets made locally from the early 1910s. During her years in Las Vegas, Helen befriended the local Paiute Indians and by the early 1920s Helen’s collection had grown to nearly 550 baskets. This collection was considered one of the finest in the... Read More

Great Reno Balloon Race

Date: 9-5-14 to 9-7-14 Time: Various Events & Times please visit www.renoballoon.com Location: Rancho San Rafael Regional Park. 1595 N. Sierra Street. Reno, NV (Washoe) Description:  This race is part of the inaugural Nevada State Balloon Champion Series. The Great Reno Balloon Race is the largest free hot air ballooning event in the world. During three days in early September, you can look up into the Reno skies and see a rainbow of hot air balloons soaring about. From its... Read More

Civil War Re-enactment at Tonopah Historic Mining Park

Date: 8-30-14 to 8-31-14 Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Location: Tonopah Historic Mining Park. 110 Burro Street. Tonopah, NV (Nye) Description: Our Battle Born State, Nevada entered the union in 1864 at the height of the Civil War.  For Nevada’s Sesquicentennial the Tonopah Historic Mining Park will host daily mock battles, realistic encampments, period costumes, meet and talk to the Civil War soldiers and town folk. This is education at it’s finest! Cost: Free to Mining Park Members: $10... Read More

87th Annual Labor Day Parade “Happy Birthday Nevada”

Date: 8-30-14 Time: 11:00 AM Location: Downtown Winnemucca. Winnemucca, NV (Humboldt) Description: This year’s theme for the 87th Annual Labor Day Parade in Winnemucca is “Happy Birthday Nevada “ in honor of the Silver State’s Sesquicentennial.  The annual parade is held in conjunction with the 93rd Annual Rodeo which is Nevada’s Oldest Rodeo.  Plaques will be awarded to Most Original and One Moccasin winners. Plaques and prize money will be awarded to First Place in all other categories and Rosettes... Read More

The 2014 Nevada Burners Photo Shoot – 150 Years!

Date: 8-28-14 Time: 4:00 PM Location: The Man (6:00 side). Black Rock City, NV (Pershing) Description: Please bring and join your fellow Nevada Burners for this fifth annual group photo at 4pm SHARP on Thursday August 28 at The Man (6:00 side) in Black Rock City at the Burning Man Festival.  This year’s photo will notably be a “Signature Nevada 150 Event” in celebration of Nevada’s Sesquicentennial as a state.  The group photo will be freely available to download following... Read More

Union Pacific Battle Born Express – Heritage Train

Date: 8-28-14 to 9-1-14 Time: Various Event Times. Location: Various Locations Throughout Northern Nevada Description: In honor of Nevada’s Sesquicentennial the Union Pacific Railroad’s legendary Heritage Train will be making its way across Nevada this Labor Day Weekend.  The display, celebrating Nevada’s railroad heritage is made possible through the generous contributions by the Union Pacific Railroad.  From the construction of the original transcontinental railroad across Nevada to the construction of the Hoover Dam the Union Pacific Railroad has played a... Read More

Anna Smith Day Festivities 2014 Celebrating Nevada’s 150th Anniversary

Date: 8-27-14 to 8-29-14 Time: 4:00–9:00 PM on 8-27 to 8-31. 12:00–5:00 PM on 9-1 Location: Various Locations throughout West Wendover, NV (Elko) Description: In 1992 the City of West Wendover established August 31st as Anna Smith Day (August 31st was Anna’s birthday). Anna Smith was a longtime resident and member of the community. She along with her husband William “Bill” Smith were the founders of the State Line Hotel & Casino. Until her death in 1992 she was an... Read More

Tour of the Historic Damonte Ranch House

Date: 8-17-14 Time: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM Location: Damonte Ranch House. 12945 Old Virginia Road. Reno, NV (Washoe) Description: The Ben Damonte family is hosting a tour of their 150-year-old ranch house built by pioneer Peleg Brown, who arrived in the Truckee Meadows in 1857.  Reservations are required, and tour participants will be limited to 25 per hour, for a maximum of 100.  Please choose the tour time when you make your reservation to damonteranchtour@aol.com.  Author Holly Walton-Buchanan, whose... Read More

Dallyn Vail Bayles Concert

Date: 8-15-14 Time: 7:30 PM Location: Carson City Community Center. 851 E. Williams Street. Carson City, NV (Carson City) Description: “An Intimate and Stirring Concert of Favorite Show Tunes and Inspirational Songs in Celebration of Nevada’s 150th Birthday”.  Mr. Bayles is an accomplished Broadway performer whose credits include The Phantom of the Opera, and Les Miserables. For additional information please call 775-790-6408. Website: None Phone Number: 775-790-6408

Aurora Military Veterans Memorial Monument Dedication Ceremony

Date: 8-9-14 Time: 1:00 PM Location: Aurora Cemetery. Aurora, NV (Mineral) Description: To commemorate Nevada’s 150 years of Statehood, the Mineral County Board of Commissioners and the Mineral County Museum have commissioned the erection of a memorial monument to the several military veterans who were buried in the cemetery at the ghost town of Aurora.  The graves of these veterans were never marked and the memorial monument will at last properly honor their memories and service to the nation.  The... Read More

Ninety-Six Ranch/Nevada Sesquicentennial Celebration

Date: 8-6-14 to 8-10-14 Time: All Day Location: The Ninety-Six Ranch. Paradise Valley, NV (Humboldt) Description: We are proud to share our 150th birthday with the Great State of Nevada.  The Ninety-Six Ranch of Paradise Valley, Nevada will celebrate 150 years in one location and in single family ownership/operation in 2014.  We have planned a number of great events and we hope you will join us in celebrating our 150th anniversary. Wednesday, August 6th – Ninety-Six Ranch Sponsored 777 Barrel... Read More

Lovelock Frontier Days Celebrating Nevada’s 150 Sesquicentennial

Date: 8-1-14 to 8-3-14 Time: 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM Location: Lovelock Courthouse Park. 400 Main Street. Lovelock, NV. (Pershing) Description: Lovelock Frontier Days Celebrating Nevada’s 150 Sesquicentennial is a fun filled weekend with old fashioned activities including good food, cribbage tournaments and free kids activities.  This long time Nevada tradition will celebrate Nevada’s 150th Anniversary of Statehood with the following events; Friday and Saturday nights free concerts, Friday dog show, Saturday parade, horseshoe tournament, weight carry, Sunday tractor pull,... Read More

Nevada Sesquicentennial Fair

Date: 7-30-14 to 8-3-14 Time: All Day Location: Fuji Park. 601 Old Clear Creek Road. Carson City, NV (Carson City) Description: The Nevada Sesquicentennial Fair will be a 5 day event featuring agriculture, carnival, evening entertainment and community showcase. There will be a 4H/FFA livestock show with an auction and small animal show; dairy cow and dairy goat show; horse show; numerous static events including sewing, baking and crafts. The best of Nevada agriculture, mining and culture. Past and present.... Read More

Nevada: It Ain’t Just Vegas, Baby!

Date: 7-27-14 Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM Location: Crossbow Stage. 2515 Crossbow Court. Reno, NV (Washoe) Description: In honor of Nevada’s Sesquicentennial the students of Sage Ridge School in Reno have developed an original play about Nevada statehood.  Don’t miss the world premier of Nevada: It Ain’t Just Vegas, Baby!. Who says history is no fun? Join us for this hysterical and historical theatrical joyride as characters from Nevada’s colorful past reveal the story of the 36th state. Elvis,... Read More

Nevada Proud Pioneer Picnic

Date: 7-26-14 Time: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM Location: 4005 US Highway 395 North. Washoe Valley, NV (Washoe) Description: Please join us in celebrating Nevada’s Sesquicentennial at Bowers Mansion for a historical look at the life of our forefathers. Picnicking was a very popular way to entertain in the later 1800’s. This area was famous for entertaining family and friends, with food, games and music. All of this came about in a most peculiar way; when Sandy Bowers met his... Read More

John C. Fremont Symposium

Date: 7-25-14 to 7-26-14 Time: All Day Location: Nevada State Museum. 600 N. Carson Street. Carson City, NV (Carson City) Description: To celebrate Nevada’s 150th anniversary of statehood, the Nevada State Museum in Carson City is exhibiting “Finding Fremont: Pathfinder of the West,” and hosting the John C. Fremont Symposium. The two-day series of lectures and presentations July 25 and 26 will examine how the famed explorer changed the face of America, the tools he used and the topographical and... Read More

Nevada & Panaca Sesquicentennial

Date: 7-24-14 to 7-26-14 Time: All Day Location: Panaca, NV (Lincoln) Description: Panaca was founded in 1864 by Francis Lee and his wife Jane Vail Johnson.  That was in May.  Five months later Nevada was made a state.  Panaca traditionally hosts a Pioneer Day Celebration in mid July.  But this one will be bigger celebrating the Sesquicentennial of both the Town of Panaca and the State of Nevada!  Planned event include; a rodeo, parade, dance, hot air balloons, an original... Read More

NV150 “Home Means Nevada” Show

Date: 7-19-14 Time: 7:30 PM Location: Brewery Arts Center Performance Hall. 511 W King Street. Carson City, NV (Carson City) Description: The NV150 “Home Means Nevada” show is an up-beat, humorous story of Nevada as told by Mark Twain (McAvoy Layne) and accompanied by Nevada bluegrass music from Shiloh, (Julie Machado & Tim Gorelangton), music that gives wings to Nevada’s story. Saturday, July 19th at 7:30pm in the Brewery Arts Center Performance Hall (511 W King Street). Tickets are $12... Read More

Silver State Young Chautauqua Festival

Date: 7-15-14 to 7-17-14 Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM Location: Rancho San Rafael Regional Park. 1595 North Sierra Street. Reno, NV (Washoe) Description: You won’t believe the program we have planned for this summer’s Big Tent!  It’s Nevada’s 150th birthday, and we’re celebrating big! Silver State Young Chautauqua is pleased to announce we have been named a Signature Nevada 150 Event. All of our young scholars are portraying characters with a Nevada connection. Our evening program is a Can’t-Miss... Read More

A Visual Floral Experience

Date:  7-12-14 Time:  11:00 AM to 5:00 PM Location:  McKinley Arts and Culture Center. 925 Riverside Dr. Reno, NV (Washoe) Description:  In celebrating 150 years of Nevada Statehood, the Reno Rose Society is hosting a variety of roses, plants and flowers grown in the Truckee Meadows.  We are focusing on the rose history brought to Nevada by westward settlers.  Come and experience rose art, floral arranging, photography and exhibits displayed by garden groups in the area.  The floral displays will... Read More

Celebrating 150 years of Nevada History and Heritage Series: Sourdough Slim & Robert Armstrong

Date: 7-11-14 Time: 7:00 PM Location: Sparks Heritage Museum. 814 Victorian Ave. Sparks, NV (Washoe) Description: The Sparks Museum’s event series Celebrating 150 years of Nevada History and Heritage continues this summer with a special performance by Sourdough Slim & Robert Armstrong on July 11th, 2014 at 7 p.m.   The talented and humorous duo will celebrate Nevada’s Sesquicentennial birthday with songs and tales from Nevada.  The history and songs of the Pioneer Days and 150 years ago in Nevada are... Read More

Opening Reception for Wearing History: 100 Years of Fashion in Nevada Exhibit

Date: 7-11-14 Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Location: A an Art Gallery. 40 East 4th Street. Reno, NV (Washoe) Description: From 1864 to 1964 there were drastic changes in fashion. Women’s dress went from hoop skirts requiring a minimum 7 yards of fabric in 1864 to micro-mini’s in 1964 requiring a scant 3/4 yards of fabric to create. Men’s fashion experienced no less drastic a change, from the military cut of the Civil War through the Zoot Suit Riots... Read More

USS Nevada, BB 36, Centennial of Launch Ceremony

Date: 7-11-14 Time: 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM Location: U.S.S Nevada Memorial and Old Assembly Chambers. Nevada State Capitol 101 North Carson Street. Carson City, NV (Carson City) Description: The people of the State of Nevada have always had a close relationship with the battleship named in its honor.  The battleship U.S.S. Nevada was launched on July 11, 1914.  Nevada’s Governor, Tasker L. Oddie addressed the people of Nevada with these words: “ On the occasion of the launching of... Read More

150 Years of Nevada Transportation

Date: 7-4-14 to 7-6-14 Time: All Day Location: Train showcase set for July 4 Weekend at Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City. The Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City will showcase several of its trains for the July 4 weekend. Steam locomotives V&T No. 25 and the famous Inyo will operate along with the historic, self-propelled McKeen motor car Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Rides will be available behind the 25 and on the McKeen car every 45 minutes... Read More

National Basque Festival

Date: 7-4-14 Time: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM Location: Elko Basque Club. 1601 Flagview Drive. and Elko County Fairgrounds. Elko, NV (Elko) Description:  The Elko Basque organization, the Elko Euzkaldunak Club, was founded in 1959. Members organized summer Basque picnics and various dances with Basque music for singing and dancing. The State of Nevada celebrated its centennial in 1964, and the Elko Basque Club decided to organize another grand scale Basque festival to commemorate the event. They invited all of... Read More

Fallon’s “Nevada 150” Festival: Fallon Celebrates Nevada’s Sesquicentennial

Event Date: 6-21-14 Time: All Day Location: Oats Park, Churchill County High School, Old Post Office Event Overview: A community celebration and concert in Oats Park, the Churchill County High School and Fallon’s Old Post Office.  “Fallon Celebrates Nevada’s 150 Birthday Festival” will feature a Hometown Heroes Fun Run & Field Day that brings professional athletes from Fallon back to town, the NV150 USPS stamp dedication at the Old Post Office in Fallon with Pony Express Riders and dignitaries from... Read More

23rd Annual Nevada Humanities Chautauqua Festival

Date: 6-19-14 to 6-27-14 Time: Various event times please visit www.nevadahumanities.org. Location: Various Event Locations Throughout Reno, NV. (Washoe) Description: 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 one of the longest running Chautauqua festivals in the nation. Chautauqua is a living history program in which performers, in costume and in character, bring historical figures... Read More

Genoa Sesquicentennial Celebration

Date: 6-14-14 Time: All Day Location: Genoa, NV (Douglas) Description: A birthday celebration day for Nevada’s Sesquicentennial and the Genoa Volunteer Fire Department’s 65th Birthday.  Daytime activities include historical presentations, demonstrations, and workshops by; the Pony Express, Mark Twain, Snowshoe Thompson, the Basque Community and the Washoe Tribe of Carson Valley, the Mormon Battalion, and Civil War reenactments at the Mormon Station State Parks and the Genoa Courthouse Museum.  Genoa businesses will be encouraged to participate with special activities during... Read More

Stewart Father’s Day Powwow

Date: 6-13-14 to 6-15-14 Time: Various Event Times Please Visit www.StewartIndianSchool.com Location: Stewart Facility. 5500 Snyder Ave. Carson City, NV (Carson City) Description: The Stewart Father’s Day Powwow is an annual event held to preserve the history of the former Stewart Indian School and to educate the public about American Indians, American Indian culture and the Stewart Indian School.  The 3-day event brings numerous American Indian arts vendors, drummers, dancers, alumni and visitors from throughout Nevada and surrounding states. Website:... Read More

Wendover Will’s Birthday Party

Date: 6-13-14 Time: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM Location: Victory Highway Monument Parking Lot. Just off N. Gene L. Jones Way. West Wendover, NV (Elko) Description: You’re invited to Wendover Will’s Birthday Bash!  Celebrating his welcoming wave for 62 great years! 3:00 – 4:00 pm at the Victory Highway Monument parking lot, just off N. Gene L. Jones Way Part of the City of West Wendover’s Nevada 150 year celebration with activities, refreshments and more! For additional information please visit... Read More

Annual National Pony Express Association ReRide

Date: 6-12-14 to 6-14-14 Location: Across Nevada on the Pony Express Trail. Description: Ranked among the most remarkable feats to come out of the American West, the Pony Express was in service from April 1860 to November 1861. Its primary mission was to deliver mail and news between St. Joseph, Missouri, and San Francisco, California. This is an annual ReRide of the historic Pony Express route covering nearly 2000 miles between Sacramento, CA and St. Joseph, MO and within the... Read More

Book Launch Party for “Nevada: 150 Years in the Silver State”

Date: 6-12-14 Time: 7:00 PM Location: Clark County Library. 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Las Vegas, NV (Clark) Description:  October 31, 2014, will mark the 150th anniversary of Nevada’s statehood. The official commemorative volume of the Nevada Sesquicentennial, “Nevada: 150 Years in the Silver State” is a compelling historical, visual, and cultural portrait of the “Battle Born” state.  The book’s editor, Geoff Schumacher, will moderate an entertaining presentation that will include several Las Vegas writers who contributed to the book, including... Read More

CVQG Quilt Show–Nevada, Then and Now–Celebrating 150 Years of Statehood

Event Name: CVQG Quilt Show–Nevada, Then and Now–Celebrating 150 Years of Statehood Date: 6-7-14 to 6-8-14 Time: All Day Location: Carson City High School. 1111 North Saliman Road. Carson City, NV. (Carson City) Description: Our biannual quilt show is the Carson Valley Quilting Guilds sponsored (prize money of $20,000) event for the community.  This show is open to quilt artists across the United States, and is judged with Prize money given to winners in many assorted categories.  This is our... Read More

Nevada State Fair

Date: 6-5-14 to 6-8-14 Time: All Day Location: Reno, NV (Washoe) Description: The Nevada State Fair was originally founded in 1874 and had been Nevada’s longest running event. The Board of Directors for the Nevada State Fair met on Tuesday, March 8th, 2011, and decided to close ending a 136 year run (1874 to 2010).  In August of 2013, a completely new non-profit organization was formed to continue the Nevada State Fair legacy. With collaborative efforts from both state and... Read More

40 Mile Desert Memorial Monument Bus Tour

Date: 6-5-14 Time: 10:00 AM to 6:30 PM Location: 40 Mile Desert Memorial Monument. Fallon, NV (Churchill) Description: Join the Nevada Westerners Corral in celebrating Nevada’s 150th birthday on a day long adventure to the desert that was so daunting for western pioneers.  The Nevada Westerners Corral recently completed a Nevada 150 Legacy Project to restore the 40 Mile Desert Memorial Monument that was first erected by the Nevada Westerners Corral in 1979.  The tour will feature a brief rededication... Read More

Surveys of the California-Nevada Boundary Exhibit Open House

Date: 5-31-14 Time: 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM Location: Mineral County Museum. 400 Tenth Street. Hawthorne, NV (Mineral) Description: The Mineral County Museum is pleased to participate in Nevada’s Sesquicentennial commemorating the 150th Anniversary of Nevada’s Statehood. In keeping with various activities being held around the State, on May 31st the Museum will hold an Open House for the exhibit on the Surveys of the California-Nevada State Boundary.  Long disputed over many years, the boundary between the two states first... Read More

Recognizing Women of Boulder City

Date: 5-31-14 Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Location: Boulder Dam Hotel. 1305 Arizona St. Boulder City, NV (Clark) Description:  You’re invited! Nevada Women’s Legacy -150 Years of Excellence will recognize and celebrate the achievements of notable women from Boulder City on Saturday, May 31, 2014 from 2:00-4:00 pm at the Boulder City Museum and Historical Association and Hotel. Sara Denton, Mimi Rodden, Laura Kelly Smith, Sharon Heher and Joan Kirshner Tinker will be honored at the event. Light refreshments... Read More

Every Age is an Information Age: 150 Years of Communication in Nevada Exhibit Reception

Date: 5-30-14 Time: 5:00 PM Location: Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas. 309 S. Valley View Blvd. Las Vegas, NV (Clark) Description: Every Age is an Information Age: 150 Years of Communication in Nevada is a new exhibit at Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas that traces how our current reliance on communication technology is far from new. In fact, throughout its history, Nevada has used advances in technology to its benefit.  Since its beginning as a U.S. Territory, Nevada has been... Read More

Nevada Sesquicentennial Stamp Unveiling Ceremony

Date: 5-29-14 Time: 11:00 AM Location: The Smith Center for the Performing Arts. 361 Symphony Park Ave, Las Vegas, NV. (Clark) Description: The United States Postal Service and the Nevada Sesquicentennial Commission invite the public to join them for the unveiling of the Nevada Sesquicentennial commemorative stamp in Las Vegas.  In honor of Nevada’s 150th Anniversary of Statehood the United States Postal Service will be issuing a special commemorative stamp to honor the Silver State and its people.  Representatives of... Read More

Reno Philharmonic Gala “Home Means Nevada”

Date: 5-17-14 Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM Location: Downtown Reno Ballroom. 401 N. Center Street. Reno, NV (Washoe) Description: The Reno Philharmonic celebrates Nevada’s 150th with their annual fund-raising Gala event. This year’s gala includes a reception, dinner, program and performances with Special Honorees Bob and Linda Clift.  Celebrating Nevada’s Sesquicentennial other activities include; the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus with Maestro Laura Jackson, a Special Performance of “Home Means Nevada”, the Youth Orchestra Piano Concerto Competition Winner Jacob... Read More

Discover GOLD in Dayton AGAIN

Date: 5-17-14 Time: 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM Location: Old Town Dayton. Dayton, NV. (Lyon) Description: Join the Historical Society of Dayton Valley as they celebrate Nevada’s Sesquicentennial and National Historic Preservation Month.  Time travel back to the 19th Century with these activities; tour the Dayton Museum, listen to Adolph Sutro tell his tunnel tale, see John D’s Barn, watch an old-fashioned blacksmith demo, tour original 1870’s-80s buildings in Old Town, see where Ole’ Virginny lies a moultin’ (Virginia City’s... Read More

Dangberg Ranch Tree Planting Ceremony

Date: 5-10-14 Time: 12:30 PM Location: Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park. 1450 Highway 88. Minden, NV. (Douglas) Description:  The Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park preserves an essential chapter in Nevada’s history. It began in 1857 when German immigrant Heinrich Friedrich Dangberg built a cabin, then cleared and irrigated the land. He also married, and the cabin grew into a large house as he and his wife, Maggie, raised five children. Dangberg prospered, and his success as a rancher, businessman and... Read More

Nevada Anthropological Conference

Date: 5-9-14 to 5-11-14 Time: Various event times please visit www.nvrockart.org/pages/schedule.html Location: Carson Valley Inn. 1627 Us Highway 395 North. Minden, NV. (Douglas) Description: The Nevada Anthropological Conference in honor of Nevada’s 150th Year of Statehood, is a joint meeting of the Nevada Archaeological Association (NAA) and the Nevada Rock Art Foundation (NRAF). The goal of the conference is to explore the shared research interests of archaeologists, rock art scholars, anthropologists, and avocationalists. The event includes workshops, paper and poster... Read More

Travel and Tourism Rally

Date: 5-6-14 Time: 3:45 PM To celebrate tourism and its contributions to Nevada’s growth and success,  the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority’s Las Vegas Host Committee will be hosting a travel and tourism rally at The Mob Museum in downtown Las Vegas on Tuesday, May 6 at 3:45 p.m.  In partnership with the Nevada Sesquicentennial, leaders will gather to recognize the state’s 150th birthday during National Travel and Tourism Week. Tourism is the No. 1 economic driver for the... Read More