California's oldest existing theatre building, the Nevada, opened
September 9, 1865. Celebrities such as Mark Twain,
Jack London, and Emma Nevada have
appeared on its stage. Closed in 1957, the theatre was later purchased through public
donations and reopened May 17, 1968 to again serve the cultural needs of the
California Registered Historical Landmark No. 863
Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the
Historical Landmarks and Liberal Arts Commissions of Nevada County Historical, April 27, 1974.