Cultural Celebration

Juneteenth Holiday

Juneteenth, which was named a federal holiday last year, commemorates June 19, 1865, the day when Union soldiers landed in Galveston, Texas, and informed the slaves that the Civil War was over, and they were liberated. The news reached the enslaved African-Americans 2.5  years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. Juneteenth is the oldest […]

Lei Day 2022

E komo mai (welcome)! The Nevada State Museum is celebrating Lei Day on Saturday, April 30th, from 10 am to 2 pm. In Hawaii, “May Day is Lei Day” and we are sharing this tradition with the northern Nevada community with a lei making demonstration by Nā ʻŌiwi O Hawaiʻi, Northern Nevada Hawaiian Civic Club. Lei Day will include […]