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Nevada 150

It's Sesquicentennial!

No, it's not an April Fools prank. Sesquicentennial is a real word that's really hard to pronounce. Here's the break down: ses·qui·cen·ten·ni·al, sesquicentennial. Now say it three times fast! But seriously, have a look at how we're celebrating Nevada's 150th birthday #biggestlittlecity style. 


Follow our Tumblr for the latest NV150 images and videos. 

Check out our YouTube page for the Reno's Family Tree series, created in honor of Nevada's 150th Anniversary to celebrate families rooted in Reno. These families - big or small- have all contributed in a unique way to make our wonderful community what it is today. 


The Nevada 150 organization kicked-off the year-long celebration on March 21 in Carson City. This was the date that President Lincoln signed Nevada's Statehood into law. We had more than our fill of the official 1300 lb. birthday cake of the Silver State. 

View the events list for May 2014

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Below is a list of upcoming City of Reno events to celebrate Nevada's 150 

July 19: Steampunk Tavern Crawl

An old-fashioned themed bar crawl where the Victorian Era meets Buck Rogers. Steam up a traditional Victorian era look or wear your favorite Nevada turn-of the century, burner or circus costume. The Steampunk Tavern Stroll starts and ends at the 1864 Tavern, 290 California Avenue, beginning at 8 p.m. Plan to stroll to the other bars that are part of this special event. There will be plenty of old-fashioned entertainment and libations.

There are a number of businesses in the MidTown District where you can rent or purchase costumes and accessories:
The Melting Pot World Emporium, 1049 S. Virginia Street
Junkee Clothing Exchange, 960 S. Virginia Street
Polyesther's Costume Boutique, 655 S. Virginia Street
Menagerie Costumes, 1999 S. Virginia Street.

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