Final medallion design to be chosen by Nevadans

Construction of Hoover Dam Discover Both Sides of Nevada Great Basin National Park Lake Tahoe Steamer

Carson City, Nev. – Nevadans only have a few more days to cast their vote for the final Sesquicentennial medallion. On Wednesday, July 23 the Nevada Sesquicentennial Commission invited all Nevadans to participate in choosing the design for the fourth Sesquicentennial Commemorative Medallion. Voting ends this Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014.

Participants have four choices that feature a broad range of images and topics representative of Nevada’s history and geography: Hoover Dam – Then and Now; Lake Tahoe; Discover Both Sides of Nevada; and the Great Basin National Park. As with the first three medallions, the Nevada 150 logo will be on the reverse side.

Voting is available in several different locations including: the Nevada150.org homepage; some local libraries offer access to voting online; ballots are available at the reception desk at the Grant Sawyer State Office Building in Las Vegas and at the Legislative Gift Shop in the Legislative Building in Carson City; and participants can also pick up a ballot in person at County Treasurer’s offices throughout the State and some will offer online voting access. All mailed ballots must arrive at the Lieutenant Governor’s office by Thursday, Aug. 7 and can be sent to 101 N. Carson Street, Suite 2, Carson City, Nev. 89701, faxed to (775) 684-7110 or emailed to lafrederick@ltgov.nv.gov with Medallion in the subject line. The winning design will be announced at the minting ceremony in Carson City, Sept. 3, 2014.

When participants vote they can also be entered into a drawing to win a silver medallion of the winning design. The winner of the drawing will be invited to mint their medallion at the minting ceremony in Carson City.

For more information and to vote, visit http://www.nevada150.org/vote-for-the-4th-medallion-design.

Sales of the commemorative medallions help fund the Nevada 150 events and year-long celebration. The third medallion, which was chosen by Nevada students, is on sale until Aug. 26 at 5:00 p.m. For more information about Nevada 150, 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 all Nevadans. Nevada’s Sesquicentennial celebration commenced on Nevada Day 2013 and concludes with an expanded Nevada Day celebration October 2014. For more information, please visit www.nevada150.org.

 

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