Nevada Humanities Programs and Events Enrich Lives and Open Minds

Nevada Humanities provides opportunities for the people of Nevada to think creatively and explore the world through our programs, events, and grantmaking. We produce programs and events that help define the Nevada experience, feature local culture and heritage, and facilitate the investigation of ideas that matter to the people of Nevada and their communities.

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Online Nevada Encyclopedia
The Online Nevada Encyclopedia (ONE) is Nevada’s primary online resource about the state’s history and contemporary culture.

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Nevada Humanities Exhibition Series
The Nevada Humanities Exhibition Series, located at the Nevada Humanities Program Gallery in Las Vegas, showcases the work of Nevada’s creative thinkers who explore a sense of place in the Silver State.

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The Salon & Pop-Up Salons
Part panel discussion, part conversation, and part social event, The Salon and Pop-Up Salon programs bring people together to converse about thought-provoking topics and ideas.

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Nevada Humanities Literary Crawl
The Nevada Humanities Literary Crawl is an annual exploratory event that brings people together to celebrate Nevada’s rich literary talent; authors, poets, and artists give readings, discussions, and more at downtown Reno bars and restaurants.

 
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Las Vegas Book Festival
The annual Las Vegas Book Festival is a celebration of the written, spoken, and illustrated word that features authors participating in panel discussions, book signings, readings, workshops, and special events.

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Great Basin Young Chautauqua
Great Basin Young Chautauqua is a program for young people, ages 8-18, who share a love of history and exploring characters from the past. Now in its 27th year, this program imparts a deep appreciation of history on young scholars.

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Nevada Center for the Book
The Nevada Center for the Book is a Nevada Humanities program facilitated by the Library of Congress and dedicated to promoting literature and literacy throughout the Silver State. Programs include Nevada Humanities literary programs.

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Nevada Reads
Nevada Reads is a statewide book club that invites Nevadans to read selected works of literature and come together in their communities to share the ideas inspired by the books they read.

 
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Letters About Literature
Letters About Literature is a national reading and writing contest for students in grades 4-12. Students are asked to read a book, poem, or speech and write to the author about how the book affected them personally. Nevada Humanities hosts the statewide chapter of this Library of Congress program.

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Nevada Humanities Awards
Nevada Humanities Awards honor the achievements of individuals and organizations for making outstanding contributions to Nevada’s communities by using the humanities to strengthen and enhance the lives of the people of Nevada.

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Halcyon Publication Series
Nevada Humanities has published a number of important and informative books by Nevada authors under the name of Halcyon, Nevada Humanities’ publication imprint.

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Special Initiatives
Nevada Humanities offers projects and events that offer new paths for Nevadans to experience, think about, and explore the humanities in their lives.