CARSON CITY, Nev. — Events celebrating Nevada’s Sesquicentennial are scheduled throughout the Silver State in March. Enjoy these Nevada 150 events, which help raise awareness of Nevada’s 150th anniversary of statehood.
The St. Patrick’s Day Dinner & Show runs from 4 to 9 p.m. March 8 at the Siena Hotel Spa Casino in Reno. The event, now in its 45th year, will honor “The Irish Person of the Year” and celebrate the history of the Irish in Nevada. Entertainment will be provided by Whisky Before Breakfast, Sierra Silver Strings, the Truckee River Dance Company and the Sierra Highlanders Pipe Band. Ticket cost $40, $20 for children. Details and reservations: http://www.irishnv.org/Our%20Information.html or call 775-378-0931.
At 11 a.m. March 15, the History Tea: Celebrating 150 Years of Nevada Women will be at the Governor’s Mansion, 606 N. Mountain St. in Carson City. The public is invited to hear the history of Nevada women. Costume attire from the time period of 1864 is highly encouraged. For more information about this event and to purchase tickets, contact Margaret Mello at 775-883-1082.
The 23rd annual Virginia City Mountain Oyster Festival is an all-day event March 15 on C Street in Virginia City. This event honors Nevada’s rich Basque history and includes tasty and eclectic dishes. Visit the website http://www.visitvirginiacitynv.com/events/rocky-mountain-oyster-fry.html or call 775-847-7500 for more information about the event.
From 1 to 6 p.m. March 21, the Battle Born Birthday Cake Celebration will take place in the cafeteria at Carson-Tahoe Hospital, 1600 Medical Parkway in Carson City, and will feature a 13-foot-by-21-foot cake weighing more than 1,300 pounds. The event celebrates the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln signing into law the act enabling Nevada Statehood on March 21, 1864. For details, visit the website www.nevada150.org or call 775-687-0608. To donate to help bake the cake, please contact Heidi Englund at 775-240-1085 or at [email protected].
Nevada’s Constitution Day, an all-day event, will take place March 21 at 1864 Tavern, 290 California Ave. in Reno. Drink specials and finger foods will be provided in order to celebrate the Nevada’s 150th anniversary. For details, visit the website www.1864tavern.com or call 775-329-1864.
Women in History; 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage will take place March 22 at the Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center, 1477 U.S. 395 in Gardnerville. For information, call the Douglas County Historical Society at 775-782-2555, email [email protected] or visit the website historicnevada.net.
The 4th annual Social Gathering, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 29 at 8955 Mission Road in Fallon, will feature free craft making, games, cultural entertainment, informational resource tables, a pie-eating contest, dessert walk, raffle with great prizes and more. The event was created with the sole purpose of building better futures for children by providing families access to the resources they need. For more information, call 775-423-6351.
To view all the upcoming events for the Nevada 150 celebration, visit the website www.nevada150.org.
Nevada’s Sesquicentennial, the 150th anniversary of Nevada’s admission to the Union, will provide 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 will be celebrated throughout the state for an entire year to promote pride in the shared heritage of all Nevadans. Nevada’s Sesquicentennial celebration began on Nevada Day 2013 and will conclude with an expanded Nevada Day celebration in October 2014. For more information, please visit www.nevada150.org.
Chris Moran has lived in Reno since 1996, and currently works at the Nevada Division of Tourism as a public relations specialist. She is a former editor and writer at the Reno Gazette-Journal, and has a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of California, Berkeley. Her hobbies include skiing, hiking, reading, photography, coffee and coffeehouses, and exploring Nevada. Check out her blog at www.ChrisinNevada.wordpress.com.