Cowboy Poet Tony Argento Performs at Nevada Historical Society PDF Print

April 13, 2011

Tony Argento“Lyrica Poetry & Stories,” a free, monthly program at the Nevada Historical Society features renowned cowboy poet Tony Argento in April. This family friendly presentation is this Saturday, April 16, 2011 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Tony Argento tells tales of “Cowboy Poetry at Its Best” like his Granddad did, the man who inspired him to pursue Cowboy Poetry.

Argento began reciting Cowboy Poetry in grade school in 1965 at age 5. He refers to his style of reciting as “tuned up and twisted.”

Argento’s Cowboy Poetry line-up includes humor, classic, rodeo, patriotic, gunfighters and drifters, novelty, gold rush, serious verse and much more. He performs as a Cowboy Poet, humorist, story teller, and entertainer. In addition, he does Civil War recitations such as the Gettysburg Address and others including the most famous letter from the Civil War.

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