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Celebrating Reno's History

A major exhibit in the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center through December, 2018

Encompassing all five floors of the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center, this dynamic exhibit explores Reno’s colorful evolution from its founding in 1868 to the present through photographs, maps, documents, mass media, and more, including a replica of Reno’s famous first arch.

  • Fifth Floor:  Living with the Land
  • Fourth Floor:  Communities and Cultures
  • Third Floor:  Industry and Innovation
  • Second Floor:  The Crossroads
  • First Floor: A University Town and Visions of Reno's Future

Most of the exhibit is open during the hours the Knowledge Center is open. The exhibit room on the third floor is open 9-5 Monday through Friday except holidays. 

The exhibit curator is Dr. Alicia Barber. Please contact Special Collections through email or by phone: (775) 682-5665.