Governor Declares October Nevada History Month

CARSON CITY, NV - September 30, 2011

Governor Brian Sandoval signed a proclamation this afternoon declaring October Nevada History Month. Sandoval selected the month of October as history month because Nevada became a state on October 31, 1864.

“Nevada is a state with a rich history, borne of different Nevadans experiences,” Governor Sandoval said. “Visiting a museum, a park, or reading a history book during this month can help Nevadans better understand their own families’ Nevada history. History helps us understand all that we are today.”

During history month, Sandoval will be tweeting historic trivia every day from his twitter account @GovSandoval using the #nvhistmo hashtag.

Kicking off historic trivia, on this day in Nevada history in 1935, the Hoover Dam was dedicated. To learn more about the Dam, the National Park Service and the Bureau of Reclamation has put together a classroom lesson plan on the Dam. It can be found by clicking the link below for “The Greatest Dam in the World”: Building Hoover Dam.

To find museums or parks to visit please click the appropriate links below. Much of Nevada’s history can be discovered by clicking the link below for the Online Nevada Encyclopedia.

For more on Nevada’s historical sites and culture and libraries, visit the websites listed below.


Office of the Governor - 101 North Carson Street - Carson City, NV 89701 | (775) 684-5670
Grant Sawyer State Office Building . 555 East Washington, Suite 5100 . Las Vegas, NV 89101 | (702) 486-2500