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Nevada Historical Society

1650 N Virginia St, Reno, NV 89503-1799
+1 775-688-1190
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Reno Conference

They have a nice collection of state and local historically significant items in their collection... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
871wesr
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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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This was a small place but had a lot of information. If you're interested in mint coins, come... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
411Luv2Travel
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Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
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The Nevada Historical Society's mission is to receive, collect, preserve, and conserve objects pertaining to but not exclusively related to the state of Nevada, Washoe County, the Great Basin region, the Lake Tahoe area, and the West as pertaining to the history of Nevada, in order to display, research, educate, exhibit and preserve the history for the people of Nevada. The Nevada Historical Society is home to the state's oldest museum. It was founded in 1904 with the purpose of collecting, preserving, and interpreting Nevada's heritage. Because the Society has been collecting for such a long time, the objects on display and the research collections represent exceptional historic resources. The Shepperson Gallery covers the range of life in Nevada and the great Basin from prehistoric native American inhabitants to the modern growth of Reno and Las Vegas. The Reno History Gallery covers the story about Reno's development from past to present. The Changing Hallway Gallery and Conference Room present ongoing series of temporary and traveling exhibitions dealing with Nevada and the West.
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1650 N Virginia St, Reno, NV 89503-1799
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They have a nice collection of state and local historically significant items in their collection, and it's definitely worth the small admission fee if you want to experience a little of the area's history. The old slot machine collection was probably the most unique part...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a small place but had a lot of information. If you're interested in mint coins, come here. Also they had a really cool ghost town set up, with a trip into a mine (fake). Really worth the time.

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Reviewed April 30, 2018

We came on a field trip for my sons 4th grade class. How neat to learn about the amazing history. The docent was great, she answered all of the kids questions and then some. The artifacts on display were great!! I had no idea that...More

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Reviewed April 29, 2018

Wonderful resource for Reno and Northern Nevada. Display is mediocre, but materials available (especially those NOT on display) are incredible. Best place to go if you want to dive into the past.

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Reviewed March 12, 2018

It's small but there are some unique gems here to see. The gaming exhibits were very good, where else can you see the original "black book" photo of Sam Giaconte and history of playing cards, dice, and cheating mechanisms? The gaming section is even better...More

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Reviewed March 7, 2018

The museum at the Nevada Historical Society is a sideline to their real business of maintaining archival materials related to Nevada history, and it shows. The museum is pretty average, saved only by the fact that Reno history is really interesting. Photo captions are confusing...More

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Reviewed December 6, 2017

I really enjoyed learning about the history of Nevada in general (gambling, mining, Indians, etc.), and a section about Reno in particular. I spent several hours here and enjoyed every moment. And the employees are extremely nice and helpful.

Thank Sharon G
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Reviewed July 10, 2017

A very inexpensive experience for the whole family! The display of Native American baskets and artifacts are well done and the presentation of Reno history and Northern Nevada history is well thought out and laid-out. I recommend this educational experience very highly. The "gift shop"...More

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Reviewed June 20, 2017

This is an outstanding museum. It has something for everybody. Nevada state and local history. Indian items. It has a full room for firearms. A full room of stuffed birds and other animals. The old mint. Earth history. Collection of minerals. WW1 history / story....More

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Reviewed April 19, 2017

Worked with the NHS and their staff on reserach for Goldfield NV. Donated many items to them for mining, Goldfield and UNR alum that were in WWII

Thank Gary B
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