New design connects the celebration to Nevada communities

Carson City — The Sesquicentennial Commission revealed a new design for Nevada 150’s official website, www.nevada150.org, which includes more information about how Nevadans can get involved with the Sesquicentennial celebration.

The newest additions to Nevada 150’s website include upcoming events, storytelling and education resources.  A new feature on the website allows Nevada communities to submit requests to make their events official Nevada 150 events.  Communities all around the state have the chance to share their celebration of Nevada’s 150th birthday.  To apply to be recognized as an official Nevada 150 event, please visit http://www.nevada150.org/event-applications/.

Additionally, the website houses a feature for Nevadans to share their stories, photos and experiences they have had in the state.  To share a story, please go to http://www.nevada150.org/get-involved/tell-us-your-story/.

Nevada 150’s website also displays resources for education purposes.  Resources include:  state artifacts for kids, online resources for teachers, Nevada facts, the history of Nevada and links to counties and cities in Nevada.  To review Nevada 150’s education resources, please go to www.nevada150.org  and click on the “Education” tab at the top of the home page.

Nevada businesses and citizens can also participate by making a financial contribution via the website.  Whether a corporate sponsor or an individual contributor to the Nevada 150 Foundation, people will have the opportunity to lend their support to help make this a celebration to remember.  To contribute to the Nevada 150 Foundation, please go to http://www.nevada150.org/contribute/.

For more information about Nevada’s Sesquicentennial celebration, please visit www.nevada150.org.

 

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ABOUT NEVADA 150

Nevada’s Sesquicentennial, the 150th anniversary of Nevada’s admission to the Union, will provide opportunities for celebration and reflection as we come together statewide 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 for an entire year in order to promote pride in the shared heritage of native and non-native Nevadans alike. Nevada’s Sesquicentennial celebration will commence on Nevada Day 2013 and conclude with an expanded Nevada Day celebration October, 2014. For more information, please visit www.Nevada150.org.

 

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