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 in Elko at Capriola’s, is featured in the exhibit. This is such a great way to commemorate Nevada’s 150th birthday.”
The exhibit contains many items and photographs from the year including the Sesquicentennial saddle handmade by J.M. Capriola Company in Elko, featuring the GS Garcia stamp and Nevada 150 commemorative silver medallions, multiple photos from the celebration and much more.
The exhibit began its journey at the Nevada legislative building where it was on display for three weeks. It then traveled to Las Vegas and was on display at the Grant Sawyer State Office Building for three months and will be in the Northeastern Nevada Museum in Elko for three months before completing its journey to “Battle Born Hall”, the museum located in the old Senate Chambers in the State Capitol. It will then become a permanent exhibit showcasing the year-long celebration of Nevada’s 150th anniversary of statehood. The permanent exhibit is expected to be ready by Nevada Day 2015.
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.
Nicole Carlsen, The Glenn Group
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