Genoa, Nevada - Nevada’s oldest bar takes part in the Nevada Day and kicks off the state’s 150th Birthday celebration with its own 160th Birthday recognition this Saturday, October 26th from 3:00pm – 7:00pm at Genoa Bar in downtown Genoa.

The recognition will include a 5:00pm presentation of proclamations from our Governor, Lt Governor, Senator Settelmeyer and Senators Reid and Heller as well as the Douglas County Commissioners.

Come be a part of Genoa Bar’s famed history which includes loads of celebrities that have paid a visit over the years — Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, John Denver, Ulysses S Grant, Raquel Welch (the bra she left is on display), and Clark Gable are some of the former patrons.

“Some may think of us as simply the owners of the oldest bar in Nevada,” says Willie Webb, “but we see our role as curators of this historic place and we want to make sure people can visit it for years to come.”

First opened as Livingston’s Exchange, later renamed Fettic’s Exchange, the bar initially offered fine wines, liquors and cigars. The bar has since changed hands, taken over by Bob and Betty Carver in 1963, and later sold in 2000 to owners Willy and Cindy Webb.

Festivities on Saturday will include a Bar-B-Q from 3:00pm – 7:00pm with a band later that evening. All presentations are scheduled to begin at 5:00pm. Everyone is invited.