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Celebrate Nevada’s Sesquicentennial at one of these fun July events


“Celebrating 150 Years of Transportation”: The event is July 4-6 at the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City.

CARSON CITY, Nev. — The Nevada 150 celebration, marking 150 years of statehood, continues with a slate of events in July. Here’s a look at what’s happening in the Reno-Tahoe area:

Red, White and Tahoe Blue, July 3-5 in Incline VillageR and Crystal Bay: More than 28 events are scheduled, including a parade, concerts, a veterans’ tribute, rubber ducky races and more. For the full schedule and ticket information, visit redwhitetahoeblue.org or call 775-298-1010.

Artown, through July  31 in Reno: Musical and theatrical performances, interactive presentations and more are scheduled for this year’s Artown event. Many of the offerings are free. For the full schedule and ticket information, visit renoisartown.com or call 775-322-1538.

150 Years of Transportation, July 4-6 at the Nevada State Railroad Museum, 2180 S. Carson St. in Carson City: Several historical trains will be featured and steam locomotives V&T No. 25 and the Inyo will operate, along with the self-propelled McKeen motor car. Family activities, photo opportunities and more are scheduled. Details: museums.nevadaculture.org or 775-687-6953.

Genoa Americana Celebration, July 4 at Mormon Station State Historic Park, U.S. 395 and Nevada state Route 206 in Genoa: The all-day celebration includes a children’s parade, games, instrument petting zoo and more. The Carson City Symphony will perform. Details: genoaamericana.com or 775-783-3517 or 775-315-7777.

1919 Military Convoy Historical Lecture, 7 p.m. July 10 at the Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center, 1477 Old U.S. 395, Gardnerville: Jim Bonar will discuss the 1919 Military convoy across the country. Details: Douglas County Historical Society, 775-782-2555 or [email protected].

Navy Night at the Reno Aces, 7 p.m. July 10 at Reno Aces Stadium, 250 Evans Ave., Reno: The Reno Aces will take on the Las Vegas 51s. Details: renoaces.com or 775-334-7000.

100th Anniversary of the Battleship U.S.S. Nevada Commissioning, 9:30 a.m. to noon July 11 at the Nevada Capitol, 101 N. Carson St., Carson City: Officials will re-dedicate a plaque at the U.S.S. Nevada Memorial on the Capitol grounds. A receptions will follow in the Old Assembly Chambers to honor the battleship and her crew. Details: Nevada150.org or 775-687-0608.

Sourdough Slim & Robert Armstrong concert, 7 p.m. July 11 at the Sparks Museum, 814 Victorian Ave. in Sparks: The duo will perform songs and tales from Nevada. Cost: $15. Details: sparksmuseum.org or 775-355-1144.

Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, through Aug. 23 at Sand Harbor State Park, three miles south of Incline Village:  The comedy “As You Like It” will be performed at the outdoor amphitheater on the shore of Lake Tahoe. Ticket prices vary. Details: laketahoeshakespeare.com, 800-747-4697.

“Touring America” show, July 11-13 at the Bob Boldrick Theater, 851 E. William St. in Carson City: The Carson Senior Follies present the show. Cost: $15, $10 seniors ages 55 and older and students ages 6-18. Free for children ages 5 and younger. Details: 775-883-0703.

A Visual Floral Experience, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 12 at the McKinley Arts and Culture Center, 925 Riverside Drive in Reno: The free event will focus on the history of roses brought to Nevada by westward settlers. Details: renoisartown.com, renorosesociety.org, or Virginia Keeley, 775-200-1897.

Nevada’s sesquicentennial, the 150th anniversary of the state’s admission to the Union, will provide opportunities for celebration and reflection as Nevadans come together statewide to commemorate shared history and to 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 promte 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, visit Nevada150.org

Chris Moran
Chris Moranhttp://travelnevada.com
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.




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