CARSON CITY, NV – Since the early 1980s, May has been a month for celebrating historic preservation and archaeology in Nevada. Nevada agencies and organizations have worked hard to spread awareness of archaeological and historic preservation efforts throughout the state, encouraging both residents and visitors to explore and learn about Nevada’s significant archaeological and historical treasures.

This year the Nevada Rock Art Foundation, along with the State Historic Preservation Office and the Nevada 150 Commission, created a deck of commemorative playing cards to highlight some of Nevada’s spectacular cultural and natural resources. The images were chosen by a broad coalition of partners, including the Governor’s Office, the Lieutenant Governor’s Office, state departments and agencies such as the Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs and the divisions of Nevada Natural Heritage and State Parks, federal resource agencies and preservation organizations across the state such as Preserve Nevada. The playing card decks, funded through a federal grant, will be divided for distribution among the nearly 25 partner organizations involved in the cards’ creation. Images of the cards, and an informative narrative about each, can be found at www.dcnr.nv.gov.


NV Heritage Playing Cards

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Click here to read the history behind the commemorative playing card photos.