Events and Shows
Reno Exhibit - Biggest Little City in the World
- Nov 7, 2011 - Nov 7, 2011
- Phone: 775-688-1190
The exhibit features artifacts, photos, manuscripts, gaming memorabilia, and art specific to the history and development of Reno. Incorporated in the exhibit are four custom "Pickles" drawings created specifically for the exhibit by Sparks cartoonist Brian Crane.
The modern Pickles family will appear as oversize figures at the beginning of the exhibit to introduce visitors to the display. The other images feature the characters at the end of the 19th Century, the 1920s and the 1960s.
This exhibit tells the story of the city's development and showcases the richness of the Nevada Historical Society's collection of Reno related objects.
Reno's colorful history began in the late 1850s when a river crossing and then a bridge were established at the point where important north-south and east-west travel routes met on the river. Its birth as a community was in 1868, when the Central Pacific Railroad built its transcontinental line through the Truckee Meadows and a new town was created.
Gallery hours are Monday to Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Nevada Historical Society
1650 North Virginia St.
Reno, NV 89503