Summer Update

Hello everyone!

After a fun and exciting spring semester, we are hitting the ground running!

We have a brand new exhibit outside our offices here in MSS 109. It is titled, Numu Tumaduguna: Mabenaena Soomadino, or Nevada Native Culture: Preservation and Adaptation. This exhibit consists of six parts. We have sections on Archaeology at the Stewart Indian School in Carson City, The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe, Nevada Native Foodways, Church Buildings at Stewart Indian School, and the Indian Reorganization Act. Students and interns at the UNR Shared History Project completed the exhibit in May. The website is still under construction while we finish transcribing interviews and compiling pictures and documents, but will be released before the summer is out.

Drop by and explore our exhibit in the Mack Social Sciences Building on campus at UNR.

We have a few upcoming developments right now. In August, we will be moving our offices to Lincoln Hall on UNR’s campus. Lincoln Hall is the second oldest building at UNR (built in 1896), and so it will be a fitting placement for the history department. Shared History headquarters will be down in the basement, and we even have four brand new exhibit cases to go there with us. The move is anticipated to be completed by the fall semester.

Also in the fall, we are offering a class: History 399, Applied Museum Studies (Section 1001, 3 credits). This fall, our exhibit and project will be on elections and electioneering in Nevada. History 311, our Public History course, will be doing a new exhibit on tattooing in Reno in Spring 2017. Sign up for one of those classes and be a part of the excitement!

We also have PAID internships available in the fall and spring! Come to our office for more details.

We hope everyone is enjoying their summer and we can’t wait to see you in the fall!


Shared History Staff


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