Double Down - A Blog

Feb 6, 2013 | Posted by Rachel Hopkin

Last week, I attended the Cowboy Poetry Gathering for the first time. It’s an annual event that takes place each year in Elko, Nevada, and as an Englishwoman who has only been living in the state for a few months, I can say that its plethora of poetry, prose and musical performances, panel discussions, exhibits and workshops, all provided a splendid means of getting acquainted with traditional Western culture. Among the highlights was having the chance to chat with two of the finest cowboy poets around – Paul Zarzyski and Wally McRae.


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.


Jul 13, 2012 | Posted by ONE

Have you ever wondered about life in other worlds?  Start with the splendor of the desert just outside your backyard - take a road trip through our valleys and ranges this summer.  Explore, and embrace the unique environment of the state of Nevada - you will be amazed at what you find!

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Jun 15, 2012 | Posted by ONE

Find out the history of this former church on the banks of the Truckee.  Take a trip down memory lane.

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Jun 8, 2012 | Posted by ONE

For thousands of years, the prehistory of Nevada has been etched on our desert landscapes.  Read on to find out more about the rich history of our native cultures, and the lasting marks they have left on our state.

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