Nevada Humanities.

Explore. Experience. Engage.

Nevada Humanities provides opportunities for Nevadans to explore, experience, engage, and understand the world around them. We create programs and support projects that define the Nevada experience, feature local culture and heritage, and facilitate the investigation of ideas that matter to Nevadans and their communities.

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Vegas Valley Book Festival - After Dark - Featuring Pulitzer Prize-Winning Authors Katherine Boo and Adam Johnson, and English Author Geoff Dyer.
Written by: Nevada Humanities

The 15th Anniversary of Vegas Valley Book Festival is Saturday, October 15, from 10am to 8:30pm

This year in addition to a full day of events,at the Historic 5th Street School, new to the festival is Vegas Valley Book Festival - ...

A Story of Encounters

Exploring more than 150 years of interactions between members of Nevada’s native tribes and the non-native population

The story of encounters between the indigenous communities and non-native inhabitants of Nevada is complex and varied. Within decades of the first recorded meetings of Euro-American explorers and the native tribes of the Great Basin, Nevada became a U.S. territory and...

Bonanza Television Show

Bonanza, the long-running NBC television series, features Lake Tahoe and Virginia City settings. The series gives Nevada its strongest tie with westerns since it has been watched by millions for more than five decades in its original telecasts and in syndication. The series began in 1959 and continued for 14 seasons covering 430 episodes. These then went into syndication on specialty...