Hello History Lovers!

Welcome to Our Story, Inc.  We share, seek out, collect, preserve and exhibit the contributions, heritage and culture of people who have not been well represented in Northern Nevada’s public image.


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Its Our
20th Anniversary!

Our Story, Inc. is happy to announce that we are celebrating 20 years of sharing the stories of the unsung in Northern Nevada.
Please join us for an evening of celebration and appreciation of some of Northern Nevada’s unsung heroes!
Dinner will be served!

Date: March 24, 2016
Time: 6pm
Place: The Grove, 95 Foothill Road, Reno, Nevada 89511
Admission: $65.00

About Our Guest Speaker!

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QUINTARD TAYLOR is the Scott and Dorothy Bullitt Professor of American History at the University of Washington and as such he holds oldest endowed chair at the University.  He is the author of The Forging of A Black Community: Seattle’s Central District from 1870 through the Civil Rights Era, and In Search of the Racial Frontier: African Americans in the America West, 1528-1990.  His Dr. Sam: Soldier, Educator, Advocate, Friend, An Autobiography, which Taylor co-authored with the late university administrator and career army officer, was released in the summer of 2010.

Taylor is also the author of over fifty articles. His work on African American Western History, African American, African, Afro-Brazilian, and comparative ethnic history has appeared in the Western Historical Quarterly, Pacific Historical Review, Oregon Historical Quarterly, Journal of Negro History, Arizona and the West, the Western Journal of Black Studies, and the Journal of Ethnic Studies.  He is also editor of the Race and Culture in the West Series for the University of Oklahoma Press. Twelve titles have appeared in the series since its launch in 2007.

On February 1, 2007, Taylor and other volunteers created an online website resource center for African American history called BlackPast.org (www.blackpast.org).  The center houses over 13,000 pages of information and features contributions by more than 600 scholars from six continents.  It is now one of the largest reference centers of its type on the Internet.  So far in 2015 more than 3.7 million people from more than 120 nations around the world have visited the website.  Since its February 2007 launch, well over 12 million people have accessed information from the pages of BlackPast.org.

In October, 2011, Taylor completed a one year term as the 50th President of the Western History Association (WHA). Taylor has taught at universities in Washington, Oregon, California, and Nigeria over his 44 year career in higher education.

For additional information please see the Quintard Taylor websites,

http://faculty.washington.edu/qtaylor/

www.blackpast.org

To purchase admission using a credit card or debit card please use the following steps:

1. Indicate the number of admissions you would like to purchase using the choices available in the drop box below.

2. Provide a full name that will be used for entry. We need the name to identify your party when you arrive.

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To purchase admission using a check, cashier check or money order use the following steps:

1. Payment must be in by March 14, 2016.

2.  Please send remittance along with a note indicating the amount of admissions you are purchasing and the name to be used to allow entry when your party arrives. We need the number of admissions purchased and a full name in order to facilitate your entry into the event when you arrive.

3. Send payment, number of admissions purchased, and a full name to:
Our Story, Inc.
PO Box 34292
Reno, NV 89533

For more information or questions contact us at osi.ourstoryinc@gmail.com.

Our Story, Inc is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit.

Sharing the Stories of the Unsung in Northern Nevada Since 1996