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Free history presentations from Historic Reno Preservation Society

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Free presentations from the Historic Reno Preservation Society are open to the public. These programs are for you if you are a local history buff or just want to know more about how and why Reno and northern Nevada got to where we are today.

Alexander von Humboldt — The Forgotten Scientist - Sunday, October 6, 2019, 12:30 p.m. Why do you suppose there are so many places in Nevada named "Humboldt?" They honor the famous 19th century scientist Alexander von Humboldt, who did not travel in Nevada but did travel in the Americas. Downtown Reno Library, 301 S. Center Street, Reno. Presented by David vonSeggern, Ph. D., Geophysicist.

The Saga of the Alfred Doten Diaries - Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 5:30 p.m. Alfred Doten (1829-1903) was an adventurer, a forty-niner, a rancher, a social sensation, and then a family man and journalist on the Comstock, and finally, a derelict succumbing to his weaknesses. His importance is as a diarist who kept a 53-year daily record of his life during a significant period of Nevada and California history. Northwest Reno Library, 2325 Robb Drive, Reno. Presented by Donnelyn Curtis, Librarian UNR IGT Knowledge Center.

Community Engagement and Collaborative Archaeology at Stewart Indian School - Sunday, November 3, 2019, 12:30 p.m. The Stewart Indian School in Carson City, Nevada, established in 1890 as a federally mandated residential school, attempted to remove Native children from approximately 200 tribal communities and assimilate them into mainstream society. Downtown Reno Library, 301 S. Center Street, Reno. Presented by Sarah E. Cowie, Ph. D., Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Nevada, Reno.

History of Camping in Nevada and the Sierra Nevada - Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 5:30 p.m. This presentation examines the history of camping in Nevada and the Sierra Nevada, including the development of public lands for camping and the building of campgrounds, roads, and trails. Northwest Reno Library, 2325 Robb Drive, Reno. Presented by Kimberly Roberts, Special Collections, UNR IGT Knowledge Center.

Wells Avenue neighborhood, Reno, Nevada, NV
Reno's historic Wells Avenue neighborhood. Photo © Stan White

Source: Historic Reno Preservation Society.

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