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Feb 13, 2015 | Posted by Karen Wikander

Exciting news for the 2015 Nevada Reads! The surveys have been compiled, the votes tallied, and a book selection has been made.

Nevada Reads is the state's first "one read" program, with people from throughout Nevada reading a selected text and then coming together to discuss the work at lectures, book clubs, and various panel events.

The 2015 Nevada Reads novel is We Are Called to Rise, by Laura McBride, a writer and community college teacher in Las Vegas, Nevada.

"Three lives are bound together by a split-second mistake, and a child’s fate hangs in the balance. What happens next will test—and restore—your faith in humanity.

Far from the neon lights of the Vegas strip, three lives are about to collide. A middle...

Dec 17, 2014 | Posted by Rachel Hopkin
Lyndsey Langsdale (left) and Toni Ortega (right) at Lost City Farm. Photo courtesy of Rachel Hopkin/Nevada Humanities.
 
While the weather outside is frightful (fingers crossed), it's a good time to reflect upon urban farming!
 
Nevada's Hidden Stories is an occasional series that sheds light on the unique people, places, and communities which make Nevada the place we call home.  It’s produced by Rachel Hopkin and Nevada Humanities.  This report is about Lost City Farm which is Reno's first modern urban farm. It's situated on the corner of Center Street and Moran in the midtown area of the city and its the creation of two young entrepreneurs - Toni Ortega and...
Jun 11, 2014 | Posted by Rachel Hopkin

Photograph courtesy of Max Chapman, Reno Historical

I’ve long been interested in old buildings and historic preservation, and so after moving to Nevada, I was delighted to join the board of Preserve Nevada.  It’s a statewide organization, based at UNLV, which is dedicated to the preservation of Nevada’s cultural, historical, and archeological heritage.

Every other year, Preserve Nevada puts out a list of significant places that it deems to be of concern in some way in terms of historic preservation.  Usually there are just 11 names on that list and normally, they are all considered “endangered”.  However this year, to mark Nevada’s sesquicentennial, the board came up with 150 places which fell into three...

Feb 14, 2014 | Posted by Nevada Humanities

Just over a week ago, the town of Elko played host to thousands of visitors from all over the world who descended on north east Nevada for the annual National Cowboy Poetry Gathering. It was the Gathering’s 30th year and among those in attendance was Rachel Hopkin. Rachel is a folklorist and radio producer who works for Nevada Humanities and she put together this report for KUNR about this event which – as she found out - had a very particular focus this year.

This report aired as part of KUNR's...

Jun 7, 2013 | Posted by Rachel Hopkin

Nevada Humanities’ Humanities on the Road program is one of our longest running ventures and it’s one of the key ways in which we can connect our work with people and communities across our fine state. Basically, it is a roster of carefully-selected expert presenters who are ready and willing to travel throughout Nevada to provide engaging public programs that explore the history, culture, and heritage of this region and beyond. These programs can be booked by any not-for-profit organization or group within the state at a very low cost; museums, libraries, cultural centers, for example, have all made good use of Humanities on the Road.

I took over the running of ...

Jan 29, 2013 | Posted by Christina Barr

 

Nevada Humanities is proud to launch Double Down, a new online forum for the exploration of creative ideas. Nevada Humanities staff, board members, and friends will be posting regularly about issues that cross their paths and catch their attention. At Nevada Humanities we believe in the power of dynamic humanities programs to inspire engagement and deepen a collective sense of place and belonging for us all, and we're willing to bet the house on that. Watch this space for creative ideas, challenging thoughts, and inspiring observations about the Silver State and beyond.