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Welcome to THE 36th STAR. This is the “compelling story of territory to state.” The Nevada Museum of Art is providing an opportunity “for all citizens of Nevada to come and explore our history” in celebration of Nevada’s 150th anniversary of statehood.
The Nevada Museum of Art features a rare exhibit of the nation’s national treasures, including for a short time the original emancipation proclamation, signed by President Abraham Lincoln.
The art museum is on of the few places qualified to house and protect this rare document. The document on loan from the Washington national archives will be on display from October 30-November 2, 2014.
“This is something to make all Nevadans proud,” said Governor Sandoval at an opening ceremony of the exhibit. “We (Nevadans) were there when we abolished slavery.”
Sandoval pointed out that Nevada was the first state to sign the 15th Amendment, allowing all citizens the right to vote regardless of race or color.
The emancipation proclamation, due to its delicate nature, is allowed only 72 hours of viewing time every year. The last time this historical document was in the state was right after World War II.
“This will remind us that Nevada’s history is Americans History,” said Sandoval, referring the honor of having the document visit Nevada for its 150th birthday. “Nevadans can see how deeply Nevada was involved in the history of America.”
The 36th Star: Nevada’s Journey from Territory to State will be on display form August 2 through November 2 at the Nevada Museum or Art. The Museum located at 160 West Liberty Street, Reno NV.
For more information, visit http://www.nevadaart.org/, or call 775-329-3333.