The popular multi-media event returns with “Stories from our Ancestors” at the Nevada Museum of Art
RENO, Nev. (March 19, 2018) — The fourth installment of the Reno Rodeo 100 Years 100 Stories series will take place Saturday, April 14 at the Nevada Museum of Art. The multi-media project honors the Rodeo’s rich history through the collection and sharing of stories depicting the last centennial of the Reno Rodeo.
The evening will explore the theme “Stories of our Ancestors” through short documentary films, audio stories with slides and live storytellers. Doors open at 5 p.m. for social hour and chez louie cash bar; stories begin at 6 p.m. Tickets are $12 for general admission, $8 for museum members and can be purchased at renorodeo100.com.
The Reno Rodeo 100 Years 100 Stories project is a community partnership between the Reno Rodeo Association and the Reno Rodeo Foundation produced by Jessi LeMay, creator of The Folk & The Lore. Funding, in part, provided by the City of Reno Arts & Culture Commission with support from Nevada Historical Society and the Nevada Museum of Art, which will host live storytelling events in 2018.
Community members can help keep the legacy alive by sharing stories about rodeo, ranching and the cowboy way of life in Northern Nevada. Stories can be submitted by calling the hotline at 775-525-1088 with a three-minute story synopsis and contact info, or email [email protected].
About the Reno Rodeo
The Reno Rodeo is a Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) sanctioned sporting event, and one of the top five rodeos in North America. Reno Rodeo is a non-profit organization made up of over 1000 volunteers. This year’s Reno Rodeo is scheduled for June 15-24, 2017. Competition includes bareback, team roping, saddle bronc, tie-down roping, steer wrestling, women’s barrel racing and bull riding.
Reno Rodeo Foundation
The Reno Rodeo Foundation was incorporated in 1986 and is a non-profit 501(c)3. In addition to the annual Denim Drive that helps clothe neglected and abused foster children 365 days a year, the organization provides scholarships to eligible Nevada high school graduates, they support community grants, underwrites the Reno Rodeo Reading Roundup literacy program helping thousands of at-risk first graders, builds community partnerships and serves as the anchor for large capital projects to improve the lives of children. Like Reno Rodeo Foundation on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or for more information, please visit RenoRodeoFoundation.org.