Reno Romance Celebrates Glamour Ahead of Valentine's Day PDF Print

Inspired by the heart, two Nevada Historical Society events get a jump on celebrating Valentine’s Day starting Friday, Feb. 3. The Nevada museum’s free screening Saturday of the 1932 classic film “The Divorcee” celebrates Reno’s glamour divorce days, and its Turquoise from the Heart Trunk Sale Friday and Saturday offers blue and green Nevada gems mined in the 1970s near Battle Mountain.

“We are excited to bring back our Atomic Movie Series for 2012. We’ll show ‘The Divorcee’ from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday in our quaint Reno History Gallery,” said Sheryln Hayes-Zorn, NHS acting director.  “Be sure to bring a date and get a glimpse of the glamorous divorce days of Reno’s past. The film is about high society in the 1930s, romance and enlightenment.  It is an MGM picture that stars Norma Shearer.”

Turquoise from the Heart benefits the museum.  A portion of the proceeds from each piece of silver and turquoise jewelry has its roots in Nevada and helps keep the museum alive.  The two-day sale is from noon to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

The Nevada Historical Society is at 1650 N. Virginia St. For more information call (775) 688-1190 x0 or visit