Nevada Historical Society – Making History Fun Reno, NV


photos courtesy of Nevada Historical Society   

American Gaming Archives is a focused collection at the Society and comprises one of the world’s best collections of gambling manufacturers material from the 20th century.

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Photography Collection

The Nevada Historical Society has approximately three hundred thousand photographs dating from 1862 to the present. The collection covers the entire state, although its greatest strength is from Nye County north.












Museum Artifact Collection

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The Society’s museum artifact collection  consists of many unique artifacts that encompass more than 15,000 artifacts and works of art, including paintings, objects related to the mining and ranching industries, clothing, and objects used in the daily lives of 19th and 20th century Nevadans.

Membership Program

A membership in the Nevada Historical Society is the perfect way to exercise your fascination with Nevada’s heritage. A year’s membership brings all the benefits you enjoy: four issues of the Nevada Historical Society Quarterly, free admission to all seven museums in the Nevada Division of Museums and History, a 15% discount in all the museums’ stores, invitations to exhibition openings, programs and events thru our e-blasts. Plus, any amount over $20 that is paid in membership fees is tax deductible and supports the educational programming of the Nevada Historical Society.

Hours of Operation:
Museum & Store: Tuesday – Saturday, 10a 4:30p
 Library: Wednesday – Saturday, 12:00p to 4p.

Admission Fees: 
 Children…free(17 years and younger) 
1650 North Virginia Street
 Reno, Nevada  89503
 Phone: (775) 688-1190

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