Carson City's sesquicentennial is being celebrated at events throughout the year, but a special celebration is being planned for Saturday, Aug. 16. Among the events planned for that day are historical displays at the Nevada State Museum, a coin fair, a chili cook off, craft fair and a carnival at the Children's Museum of Northern Nevada.

The Coin Education Fair will run Aug. 16-17 at the Nevada State Museum and feature exhibits, raffle, lectures, workshops, gold panning and kids' activities.

The Carson City Sesquicentennial Committee is looking for sponsors, vendors, crafters, bands and anyone else who would enjoy being a part of celebrating Carson City's 150th Birthday.

If you would like to sponsor the birthday party celebration or participate in any of the planned events, contact The Sesquicentennial Weekend Events Committee Co-chairs: Melodie Masterson at 775-841-7423,; or Maxine Nietz at 775-887-1294,

Do you have historic photos of Carson City? If you'd like to share them with the community, stop by the Appeal at 580 Mallory Way or call 881-1221. Copies can also be e-mailed to


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