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Nevada Historical Society

1650 N Virginia St, Reno, NV 89503-1799
+1 775-688-1190
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Reno (and Nevada) history presented in a fresh, relaxed venue.

A very inexpensive experience for the whole family! The display of Native American baskets and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Reno, United States
Nevada State Museum

This is an outstanding museum. It has something for everybody. Nevada state and local history... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
San Jose, California
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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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  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
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  • Terrible2%
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“gift shop” (5 reviews)
“small museum” (3 reviews)
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1650 N Virginia St, Reno, NV 89503-1799
+1 775-688-1190
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank kennethbG794AR
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank jtobiassen
Reviewed 19 April 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
Reviewed 3 April 2017

The NHS in Reno, Nevada, is a little-know resource that has much to offer schools in the surrounding area and to the general public. Museum entry and docent-led tours are free as well as their History on Wheels program.

Thank Diane L
Reviewed 9 March 2017

I love going through the museum and seeing Nevada's history. Also they have a library for research. Great to research but have an agenda when you go in there to research. Otherwise you might be sidetracked by other things. Also know your docent, make sure...More

Thank NNGHJeadene
Reviewed 3 March 2017

An enjoyable opportunity to get an overview of Nevada and Reno's past. The friendly and helpful staff will impress you. We'll visit again and recommend to others.

Thank AVLocal2013
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Take the time to speak to locals and get around there. Art museums and history at best. Check it all out.

Thank molucca
Reviewed 31 December 2016

The place is small but full of some very historical artifacts from years gone by. Great for us old natives and any visitor that comes to town.

Thank Robert T
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

I was looking to get a sense for Reno's past and thought I would give this place a try. Nice small snapshot tour of early Reno well presented with artifacts and photos. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. Note that parking can be tough...More

1  Thank souzagar
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Don't go, unless you have a few hours. Get lost in time and you won't regret it. Have went here since I was a child.

1  Thank proofpositive74
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