Welcome to the Online Nevada Encyclopedia, a multimedia resource produced by Nevada Humanities that incorporates articles, images, and interactive media to explore the landscape, people, and events that have shaped the Silver State’s politics, economy, and culture. The ONE is a work in progress, with new content, special features, and technologies in development. Please check back often to see the evolution of the project.
Change is Coming!
You might have noticed that things have been a bit static lately on the ONE. We have lots of great new content that we can't wait to share with you all, but first we're eagerly awaiting the completion of a new site. The ONE is getting a makeover! We hope to launch our new site in the late summer -- same URL, exciting new content for you to be part of!
The Carson City Band performing during the first official Admission Day Pageant in Carson City, Nevada, 1938. Photograph courtesy of Special Collections, University of Nevada-Reno Library.
How did you celebrate Nevada Day this year? Parades? Candy? Sing "Home Means Nevada"? Now you can compare your exploits to your fellow Nevadans, as the ONE presents a new exhibit gallery that explores how Nevada has celebrated statehood over the years.
Shaun Griffin is a poet, translator, editor, and activist. The Virginia City resident and Governor’s Arts Award winner focuses much of his work—and especially his writing—on the complexity and beauty of life in the Great Basin and the West. Now you can hear audio of Shaun reading some of these profound works on the ONE. Visit his article and click on any of the poems listed at the bottom to hear the poet’s words from the poet himself.
The ONE is pleased to bring you a new exhibit gallery focusing on the life and work of Gareth Hughes. This famed Hollywood actor left Tinseltown mid-career to devote his life to Episcopal missionary work among northern Nevada’s Paiute Indians. From the early 1940s until the mid 1950s, Hughes was known to his many followers simply as “Brother David.” Take a look at these fascinating historic photos and explore the noble deeds of this enigmatic man.
Visit the Exhibit Gallery to view the Hughes exhibit and learn more about his life in our Gareth Hughes entry.
The Donner Party
The ONE is proud to present a new series of articles, newspaper articles, and multimedia on the famous Donner Party. This unique collection, created by local Donner Party scholar Frank X. Mullen, explores the pioneers’ trying journey, their fatal decision, and the tragic circumstances that followed. Text, visual, and aural material are combined in this collection to truly bring this harrowing story to life.