Reno Historical is a free mobile app and website that lets you explore the history of Reno, Nevada through location-based stories, images, audio clips, and short videos. An editorial board, led by historian Alicia Barber, PhD, is responsible for the content of Reno Historical. The project is dependent on archives and volunteers who supply essays, historical images, interviews, and expertise.

Reno Historical is managed by the Historic Reno Preservation Society. Development partners and supporters include Special Collections at the University of Nevada, Reno Libraries, Nevada Humanities, the Institute for Museum and Library Services, the Nevada Historical Society, the City of Reno Historical Resources Commission, and the Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County. Follow the project on Facebook or on Twitter @RenoHistorical or contact us by email at renohistorical@gmail.com.

Image Rights and Reproduction

Photographs in the Reno Historical website and mobile apps are used with the expressed permission of their creators, owners, or other caretakers (for example, a library or archive). Sources are cited in the captions for each image. For further information about photographs, including requests for reproductions, please contact the listed source directly. Please note that we cannot give the contact information of private individuals, nor are we empowered to grant permission for further use of any photographs.

Reno Historical Platform

The Reno Historical project is built using Curatescape, a mobile framework for the Omeka archival content management system. Curatescape was created and is maintained by the Cleveland State University Center for Public History + Digital Humanities.


This project was made possible in part by Nevada Humanities and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Grant #45310-13, awarded by the Nevada State Library and Archives. 

Privacy Policy

The Historic Reno Preservation Society operates the Reno Historical website and app. Whenever you use Reno Historical, we collect basic information that your browser or device sends to us that is called Log Data. This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser or device version, content that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, and other statistics. If you have any questions or suggestions about our Privacy Policy, please contact us.