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 is a great way to celebrate Nevada and the spirit of Halloween.  Using the stencil simply carve out the white lettering & design through the pumpkin and when you’re done put a light into it and enjoy.  When your down carving this design into your pumpkin please share it with us on Facebook and on Twitter using the #NV150 hashtag.





Nevada’s Sesquicentennial, the 150th anniversary of Nevada’s admission to the Union, provides opportunities for celebration and reflection as we come 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 is being 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 concludes with an expanded Nevada Day celebration October 2014. For more information, please visit