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Free history presentations from Historic Reno Preservation Society

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Come In From the Cold

Come in from the Cold, Bartley Ranch Regional Park, Reno, Nevada, NV These free family-friendly shows provide welcome relief from the frosty weather.

Library Book Sale

Washoe County Library book sale booksale, Reno, Nevada, NV Sales are in the book store next door to the Sierra View Library in the Reno Town Mall.

Snow Play Areas

Snow play areas, Sierra Nevada mountains, Reno, ski resorts, Nevada, NV Have a great family outing at a snow play area near Reno and Sparks.

Historic Reno Free Presentations

Free presentations, Historic Reno Preservation Society, Nevada, NV Free presentations from the Historic Reno Preservation Society are open to the public.

Radon Hazard in Reno

Radon gas hazard, Reno, Sparks, Washoe County, Nevada, NV Radon exposure is a leading cause of lung cancer.

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.

The Small Shall be Strong, A History of Lake Tahoe's Washoe Indians - Sunday, January 5, 2020, 12:30 p.m. This lecture will give a brief, historical overview of Washoe (Wašhiw) people whose ancestors began occupying the Tahoe region up to 10,000 years ago. The lecture highlights the fact that Washoe history is an important, and often overlooked, part of the region's history. Downtown Reno Library, 301 S. Center Street, Reno. Presented by Matthew Makley, PhD, Professor of History, Metropolitan State University of Denver.

Harold's Club - World's Largest Casino - Wednesday, January 15, 2020, 5:30 p.m. Harold's Club emerged from a hole in the wall operation on North Virginia Street to become the largest casino in the world and helped to put Reno on the map. Northwest Reno Library, 2325 Robb Drive, Reno. Presented by Neal Cobb, Reno historian.

The Westside Slugger: Joe Neal's Lifelong Fight for Social Justice - Sunday, February 2, 2020, 12:30 p.m. The Westside Slugger is the powerful story of civil rights in Las Vegas and Nevada through the eyes and experience of Joe Neal, a history-making state lawmaker in Nevada. Neal rose from humble beginnings in Mound, Louisiana, during the Great Depression to become the first African American to serve in the Nevada State Senate. Downtown Reno Library, 301 S. Center Street, Reno. Presented by John L. Smith, author and journalist.

Wilbur D. May - Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 5:30 p.m. Wilbur May was the third son of David May, founder of The May Department Stores Company. Wilbur was a rancher, pilot, artist, philanthropist, and world traveler who lived in Reno from 1936 until his death in 1982. The museum's collection derives from over 40 trips Wilbur made around the world, and include T'ang Dynasty pottery, African masks, statues and artwork, Inuit scrimshaws, Egyptian scarab figures, Greek icons, wildlife dioramas and a shrunken head from South America. Northwest Reno Library, 2325 Robb Drive, Reno. Presented by Samantha Szesciorka, assistant curator at the Wilbur D. May Center and editor in chief at Sagebrush Rider.

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

Source: Historic Reno Preservation Society.

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