Nevada's Sesquicentennial

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This website has been created as a temporary file viewing option for members of the Nevada Sesquicentennial celebration.

The 150th anniversary of Nevada’s admission to the Union will provide a unique opportunity for celebration and reflection as we come together to commemorate our shared history and build a foundation of cultural appreciation for generations to come. Nevada’s one of a kind and diverse history will be celebrated throughout the state in order to promote pride in the shared heritage of native and non-native Nevadans alike.


The event is also an opportunity to showcase the uniqueness of Nevada culture and history, and how it relates to American history and society. The main goal of the yearlong celebration is to instill pride and inspire communities and citizens alike across Nevada to participate and contribute to the sesquicentennial celebration. While parts of Nevada may feel disconnected at times, the sesquicentennial events and projects are going to be aimed at connecting all communities throughout Nevada with the common pride in the shared heritage possessed by all who live and have lived in Nevada.  

To that end, the Nevada Sesquicentennial Planning Committee has adopted “Battle Born – Nevada Proud” as the theme for the sesquicentennial.

"Battle Born, Nevada Proud"

News November 11, 2012:

Nevada 150 has a new website!  Please visit for the latest information.

October 22, 2012:

Governor Brian Sandoval will unveil the winning Sesquicentennial logo during the 2012 Governor’s Nevada Day Banquet on Thursday, October 25, 2012 at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno.  Tickets for the banquet are available by contacting the Nevada Day Committee at or by calling the Nevada Day office at 775-882-2600.

August 29, 2012:

The NV 150 Planning Committee wishes to thank everyone who submitted an entry for the Nevada Sesquicentennial logo design contest.  Closing date for submissions was August 23rd and 21 entries were received.  The design evaluation committee will go to work on selecting the winning design, a challenging task as the entries are all quite good.  The winner will be announced later this year.  Stay tuned to the website for more news and thanks to those Nevadan’s who took the time and interest to be involved and submit a design!

August 8, 2012:
Nevada's 150th celebration is a statewide effort that will succeed only with the support and recognition of Nevadans.  The celebration of the Sesquicentennial is a state project, however, it is one without state funding.  The Planning Committee would like to ask Nevadans across the state to consider donating to the cause to assist in the planning of this important event in Nevada's history. Together, we are "Battle Born, Nevada Proud."
Tax deductible donations may be mailed to:
                            The Nevada Cultural Affairs Foundation c/o
                            Nevada State Museum
                            309 S. Valley View Blvd.
                            Las Vegas, NV
    The Nevada Sesquicentennial Planning Committee has opened a “request for proposals” for Nevada individuals or firms interested in submitting the design for the official logo to be used for the celebration.  For information, click on “Request For Proposals” on the left of this page.