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 of these final two legacy projects marks the end of an incredible celebration of 150 years of statehood,” said Gov. Sandoval. “I am grateful to the Nevada 150 Commission and Foundation for ensuring there were legacy projects in place that will live on for generations to come in celebration of our Sesquicentennial.”
The Exhibit contains many articles from the year including the Sesquicentennial saddle featuring the GS Garcia stamp that was handmade by J.M. Capriolas in Elko who was present for today’s dedication. Also at today’s event was Don Newman, member of the Nevada 150 Commission from Elko and executive director of the Elko Convention & Visitors Authority, who was instrumental in making the saddle come to life. The exhibit also features Nevada 150 commemorative silver medallions; a diorama entitled “Home Means Nevada” created using only materials from Nevada; multiple photos from the celebration and much more.
The Nevada 150 Exhibit began at the Nevada Legislature earlier this year, traveled to Las Vegas and then to the Northeastern Nevada Museum in Elko before arriving back in Carson City. The exhibit is currently on display in the Capitol’s Old Assembly Chambers where it will remain until renovations to the newly-renamed “Battle Born Hall” located just steps away in the old Senate Chambers, are completed.
Also today during the Capitol ceremony, Gov. Sandoval dedicated an Incense Cedar tree planted in celebration of the Sesquicentennial as well as the unveiling of its accompanying bronze plaque that was presented to the Governor by the Nevada Sesquicentennial Commission. The Incense Cedar was originally documented by General John C. Fremont in 1847 during a western expedition, which included Nevada.
ABOUT NEVADA 150
Nevada’s Sesquicentennial, the 150th anniversary of Nevada’s admission to the Union, provided opportunities for celebration and reflection as we came together statewide to commemorate our shared history and build a foundation of cultural appreciation for generations to come. Nevada’s one of a kind and diverse history was celebrated throughout the state for an entire year in order to promote pride in the shared heritage of all Nevadans. Nevada’s Sesquicentennial celebration commenced on Nevada Day 2013 and concluded with an expanded Nevada Day celebration October, 2014. The Nevada 150 Foundation is responsible for completing the final directions of the Sesquicentennial Commission. For more information, please visit www.nevada150.org.
Kelly Glenn, The Glenn Group
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