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The 1890s: Peril and Power 2018 History Symposium

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The 1890s: Peril and Power
2018 History Symposium,
$55 Registration Fee
(Meals are additional)

Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 4 to 9 p.m.

Thursday, April 26, 2018, 4 to 9 p.m.

Saturday, April 28, 2018, 8:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.

We will be exploring the transformative decade of the 1890s. It was a decade of change that foretold of even greater change for the future – the Modern Age. It was a decade of new ideas, of exploding technology. Automobiles were emerging, America’s first subway system opened in Boston, first escalator was installed, x-rays were discovered and much more. The Spanish-American War marked the beginning of the age of America, no longer an offshoot of Western Europe, America annexed its first foreign possessions, Guam and the Philippines. The nation was changing directions: from isolationism to expansionism and from a rural orientation to one that was predominantly urban. Some citizens yearned for the good old days when America was more insular and countrified, but most welcomed progress and were ready to take our place on the world stage.

Join us in discovering such topics as Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland’s history making race around the world; growth and changes in cities; making schools American, stories of Nevada, discovery of x-rays; music, the Rough Riders and much more!

Questions? Please call (775) 333-9300 or email

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