History for the Holidays Saturday in Reno PDF Print


Treasures from around the world and right here in Reno’s backyard are part of a historic sale and celebration set for noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Nevada Historical Society’s History for the Holidays showcase, next door to the Fleischman Planetarium at UNR.  Part of the Nevada Division of Museums and History, the museum society celebrates Nevada arts, authors and heritage at the annual event.  Free crafts, cookies and raffle prizes are among the offerings as well as discounts at the museum gift shop, well known for its local art.

Shoppers and Santa’s helpers will find beautiful and unusual creations in the museum store including uniquely Reno scarves that a local artist created with a depiction of the Reno skyline in beautiful colors.  Handmade jewelry collected from museums around the country, including Washington, D.C. and New York is displayed along with authentic Nevada treasures.  Local artists and authors will attend the event with their own creations for sale.  Parking permits will be available to make shopping easy.

“The shop is a little known gem and has some very authentic Nevada treasures that people might not know exist right here in our backyard.  History for the Holidays is a way for us to showcase some of the great work we have so close to home,” said Sheryln Hayes-Zorn, acting director of the Nevada Historical Society. “We have T-shirts, clothing, toys--everything you could imagine and more. Each gift shop purchase helps us support this wonderful museum and the reference library that many people depend on.”

The museum shop is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays at 1650 N. Virginia Street. Information is available at 688-1191 or NevadaCulture.org