Celebrate Nevada’s 150th birthday in Genoa (Nevada’s Oldest Settlement) and enjoy a day of activities, free historic presentations, food, music and more! Festivities will begin with a Pony Express mail exchange at 10 a.m., followed by Chautauqua-style presentations of Orson Hyde, Sarah Winnemucca, Charlie Parkhurst, and Warren Upson. Members of the Sierra Nevada and Truckee Meadows Mormon Pioneers will demonstrate pioneer tools, kid’s games, toys, Dutch-Oven cooking, and more. Also enjoy a small town parade with kids, tractors, and horses!
Indian tacos will be for sale in town and the Nevada Nosh food truck will be nearby. Or bring your own food and enjoy picnicking at Mormon Station. The Mayfield Gang will perform old west gunfights throughout the day and you can play bingo with the Kiwanis inside the Genoa Volunteer Fire Department. Beginning at 4 p.m., the “Old West Trio” will play music at the Genoa Volunteer Fire Department, followed by a BBQ dinner provided by Carson City BBQ. Mark Twain will be roaming around town throughout the afternoon and evening.
WHAT: Nevada’s 150th Birthday Celebration in Nevada’s Oldest Settlement
WHEN: Saturday, June 14 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
WHERE: Mormon Station State Historic Park and the Genoa Volunteer Fire Department. Main Street, Genoa, on the corner of Foothill Road and Genoa Lane, 20 minutes south of Carson City via Hwy 395, about one hour south of Reno, and approximately 20 minutes from South Lake Tahoe via Hwy 207.
WHO: This event is open to the public. Please leave pets at home.
COST: The log cabin museum and historic presentations at Mormon Station are free. The dinner/dance at the Genoa Volunteer Fire Department is $20 and can be obtained from them.
CONTACT: For more information, contact Mormon Station State Historic Park at 775-782-2590 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MORE: Be sure to visit the log cabin museum and enjoy pioneer history. Discover how “Genoa” got its name and learn what was happening at Mormon Station more than 150 years ago, BEFORE Nevada became a state!
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