Local artists and authors will sell a variety of items at the History for the Holidays open house from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Nevada Historical Society, 1650 N. Virginia St., on the University of Nevada, Reno, campus.
Nevada-made and Nevada-themed items, including leather, photography, blown glass, wood items, pottery, knitted accessories, soap and art, will be sold. Eleven local authors will offer their latest Nevada books. Admission is free.
Participating artists include Erik Holland, Jill Mueller, Skip Wyckoff and Milly Batchelor. Among the local authors represented will be Patty Cafferata, Edward Dybowski, Jackie Boor, Rebecca Hess, Ron and Susan James, and Dana Bennett. Visit the Nevada Historical Society on Facebook for a complete list.
History for the Holidays was originally a Christmas wreath fundraiser for the Nevada Historical Society. Now in its eighth year, the event has evolved into an opportunity to buy one-of-a-kind gifts from Nevada artists. The museum will offer a 20 percent discount on most store merchandise and a free raffle. Enjoy musical entertainment, refreshments and free admission into the Nevada Historical Society galleries. Adding to the festivities this year, the Damonte Ranch High School Performing Arts Center students will carol from noon to 2 p.m.
The Nevada Historical Society is open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and the research library is open from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday at 1650 N. Virginia St. on the University of Nevada, Reno, campus across from Fleischmann Planetarium. Free parking passes are available. For details, call 775-688-1190, ext. 222 or email [email protected].
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.