Hauntings, History and Halloween at the Nevada Historical Society PDF Print

Zomboo petting 2_headed calfSeptember 27, 2010

Reno, Nevada.  Ghostly occurrences may become more frequent at the Nevada Historical Society during the month of October. Haunted Nevada, a free series featuring spirited topics with special guest speakers will be held each Saturday throughout the month.

“Haunted Nevada combines the excitement of the Halloween season with the historical roots of Nevada’s birthday,” said Sheryln Hayes-Zorn of the Nevada Historical Society. “The series offers fun, fright and facts to entertain and educate in a safe and enjoyable environment.”

Bones & Stones - Saturday, October 2
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm – Presentation on Cemetery Relocation

Ever wondered what happens when a cemetery outgrows its space or when development requires relocation of the deceased? This presentation by historian Arline LaFerry will feature a history of moving Reno’s cemeteries. Don’t be afraid to disturb the dead.

Zomboo & a Movie - Saturday, October 16
11:00 am to 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm - Movie Screening
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm – Meet local ghoul Zomboo

Meet local ghoul Zomboo before or after the free showings of the creature feature. Zomboo, as seen on KOLO Channel 8, will delight and disturb visitors.  Two screenings of cult classic The Godmonster of Indian Flats, filmed in Virginia City and released in 1973, tell the strange story of a small Nevada town terrorized by a mutant monster.  A sheep in a laboratory is exposed to toxic gas and her offspring become mutants.

Paranormal Virginia City - Saturday, October 23
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm – Presentation by Bats in the Belfry

Bats in the Belfry, a local group that conducts ghost tours of Virginia City, will host a presentation on paranormal tourism. Their spooky session features audio recording and photographic depictions of hauntings they have experienced. Visitors are invited to see what the paranormal investigations have revealed and draw their own conclusions.
The Nevada Historical Society, located at 1650 N. Virginia Street on the UNR campus, was founded in 1904 and is the oldest state museum. Programs include an active exhibition schedule, public programs and docent-guided tours. The Historical Society’s Research Library, with its extensive collection of Nevada information and photographs, is open to the public from noon to 4 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday.  The exhibit galleries and museum store are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday. Admission is $4 for adults ages 17 and over, children and members are free.

The Nevada Historical Society is one of seven museums managed by the State Division of Museums and History, an agency of the Nevada Department of Cultural Affairs. The Nevada Department of Cultural Affairs serves Nevada’s citizens and visitors through cultural and information management, presentation and promotion of cultural resources, and education. The Department also includes the State Office of Historic Preservation, Nevada State Library and Archives and the Nevada Arts Council. For more information on the Department of Cultural Affairs, please call the Public Information Officer at (775) 687-8323 or visit the department’s website at www.NevadaCulture.org.