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Welcome to the Nevada Women's History Project web site! Our goal is to provide you with "history about the roles and contributions of Nevada women" and current information about upcoming Northern Nevada and events.

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Happy Birthday to the Nevada Women’s History Project
20 Years Young!
The NWHP was founded in 1994.


150 Years of
Fashionable History

Tickets for the fashion show were sold out days before the event. Rain forced the move from the garden to the San Rafael Ranch House where it appeared everyone enjoyed the show.  Comments ranged from “this was so great” to “I’ve been to fashion shows before but never have I attended one like this – it was so interesting to see a mix of history and fashion.”  Thanks to Patti Bernard, Kathleen Noneman and Carolyn Runnels for coordinating the program, obtaining models from both NWHP and the Great Basin Costume Society, arranging for the venue, food, raffle, clean-up, etc.  For more information please check out the September newsletter.

Fashion Show
Post fashion show models – too numerous to name J


votes for women seal

The new Nevada Suffrage website  is up and running :  www.suffrage100nv.org  Susan Skorupa from the Reno Gazette-Journal wrote a full page article for the RGJ which appeared on July 22, 2014.  During the first month of operation, the website generated 131 sessions with visitors from the U.S., Brazil, Italy, Argentina, Finland, the UK, Malaysia, Nigeria, Netherlands, Panama, Peru, Portugal and Venezuela!  The website features a store where you may conveniently purchase our merchandise, donate to NWHP and renew your membership. An account with PayPal enables you to make your purchase(s) online.

The NWHP continues to urge your to support women’s suffrage - Honor the Sacrifice of the Women who came before us, Register to Vote and Run for Office!


Come and Listen to Dana Bennett, PhD
on Nevada Suffrage

Date:  Thursday, October 16, 2014
Time:  6:00 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.
Place:  14610 Ranchos Drive, Reno, NV.  (call 851-1260 if you need directions)
Admission:  1 Children’s book (or more if you like) to support Washoe County’s Read & Succeed program
Reservations:  Christianne Hamel – 851-1260                       Limited Venue to first 30 individuals who make reservations

Light desert refreshments provided


Nevada Day Parade – Saturday, November 1, 2014

NWHP will participate in the Nevada Day Parade. We hope that many members will walk/ride in this year’s parade which celebrates not only the 100th anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in Nevada but the 150th Anniversary of Nevada’s Statehood! We are encouraging members of the Great Basin Costume Society to join us as they did last year. For more information call Mona Reno at 775-847-0577. 


The Estelle J. Kelsey Foundation approved a grant request from the NWHP grant committee to update the main NWHP website (www.nevadawomen.org).  The project will begin in early 2015 and is projected to take many months.  If you have any suggestion, ideas, changes you would like to see contact nwhp@pyramid.net.


Our Facebook page is providing information to members and non-members alike.  If you haven’t “liked” NWHP as yet, please do.  You will receive the newest information about our organization as soon as it happens.  Our Facebook page seems to generate a lot of positive comments after each posting. 


Save This Information for Past Newsletters

For past printed newsletters, please contact Grace Davis at 853-3200 or kandgdavis@pyramid.net. For past digital newsletters, please contact Marcia Cuccaro at 883-1454 or by email at marcia.cuccaro@yahoo.com. One of the most common problems with the digital newsletters comes when an email address is changed.


The Nevada Women's History Project newsletter is published in Carson City, Nevada. Annual subscription rate is included in dues. Non‐member subscription rate is $20 domestic, additional overseas. Copyright NWHP. All rights reserved. Under copyright law, this newsletter and the contents herein may not be reproduced, in whole or in part, by any means, electronic or otherwise, without permission from the publishers, except in normal use as provided by law. Opinions expressed by authors do not necessarily refllect official policy of NWHP. Unsolicited articles and photos and requests for Writer's Guidelines should be sent to the Editor, NWHP, 770 Smithridge Dr., Suite 300, Reno, NV 89502‐0708.

Editor: Holly Van Valkenburgh hovava@juno.com


Mission Statement

To provide visibility and support for the gathering
and dissemination of history about the roles and
contributions of Nevada women of every race, class
and ethnic background.


We welcome your feedback on how we can make this site a better resource for you in the future.

We thank you for your visit and encourage you to stay.


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Use of these addresses shall be limited to:

  • Notification regarding NWHP Events and correspondence regarding NWHP business
  • Members addresses shall under no circumstances be shared with individuals outside the NWHP and organizations other than NWHP.


Help Our Organization

The Jean Ford Research Center has a clipping file into which news clippings of women in the news are placed for future reference by interested parties and literary scholars. It is important to capture the activities and events of the women newsmakers and your help is needed. When you are reading the paper and see an item of interest, it would be greatly appreciated if you would clip it from the paper, note the date of the article on the clipping. The clipping(s) can then be sent to the Jean Ford Research Center for filing. Periodically duplicates are removed. The file remains an important part of claiming the history of Nevada's women for future writers and scholars.

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Nevada Women's History Project
770 Smithridge Dr.,Suite 300 Reno, NV 89502-0708


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DISCLAIMER: The collection of the Nevada Women's History Project is open to all members of the public in accordance with state law, and within the limitations set forth in the NWHP's Collection Policy. However, the researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming to the laws of libel (Nevada Revised Statutes 200.510-200.560), privacy, and copyright which may be involved in the use of this collection. The Nevada Women's History Project makes no claims as to the accuracy of the content of biographies, reports, or other articles published on its website or as part of its collection.


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