Nevada “Historic Preservation Month” Calandar Of Events And Programs

It’s a big week for Historic Preservation: Below the fold is the entire month long schedule for the whole state, county by county.

I’m leaving the Clark County Events on the front page.

There’s a new addition to the schedule that’s very near and dear to many of us.

SATURDAY 5/17: THE HUNTRIDGE THEATRE will be open to the public on the hour at 10am, 11am, Noon, and 1 pm. This will be a limited tour due to the current condition of the building. The “Save The Huntridge” task force and Classic Las Vegas will have information tables, and would love to get input from you on finding an adaptive use for the building so that it can become viable again.

HERE’S THE CLARK COUNTY SCHEDULE.

Clark County:

May 1 through May 31:    Visit the Nevada State Railroad Museum, Department of Cultural Affairs, 600 Yucca St., Boulder City and take a train ride on the historic Boulder Branch of the Union Pacific Railroad.  Trains operate each Saturday and Sunday departing at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.  Fares are $8 for adults; $7 for seniors; and $4 for children 11 and younger. Call 702-486-5933 for details.

May 1 through May 31:  Visit the Lost City Museum, Department of Cultural Affairs, 721 S. Moapa Valley Blvd, Overton, to view “From the Footlocker: An Album of Life in the 3-C”, an exhibit featuring memorabilia from Civilian Conservation Corps works in southern Nevada.  Open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.  Museum admission is $3 for adults; $2 for seniors; and free for children under the age of 18. Call Eva Jensen at 702-397-2193 for details.

May 2 through May 19:   The Las Vegas Natural History Museum, 900 Las Vegas Blvd. N., Las Vegas will exhibit photographs and memorabilia from the historic Helldorado Parade days.  Admission is $8 for adults; $7 for seniors/military/students; $4 for children.  Call Marilyn Gillespie at 702-384-2008 for details and hours of operation.

May 10:  The Nevada Rock Art Foundation will lead a tour of the Valley of Fire State Park rock art such as Atlatl Rock and Mouse’s Tank, starting at 10 a.m.  Wear sturdy shoes, a hat and bring water.   Call Kim Hopkinson at 775-323-6723 for details on meeting location. 

May 10: The Old Spanish Trail Association will lead a tour of the new Old Spanish Trail Park at Cimarron Road and Tara Avenue, Las Vegas from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.  Wear sturdy shoes, a hat and bring water.  Call Nick Saines at 702-896-4049 for more information.  

May 13:The History of Helldorado Clark County Museum 1850 S Boulder Highway 7:00 PM (Please note new start time)  Panelists include:
Emmett Sullivan, the son of co-founder Mark Sullivan
Tim Cashman, the grandson of co-founder, Big Jim Cashman
Don Payne, former Manager of the Las Vegas News Bureau
Special thanks to the Las Vegas News Bureau for sponsoring this event!

May 14:  The Nevada State Museum and Historical Society, Department of Cultural Affairs and Nevada Humanities are hosting a panel discussion at 700 Twin Lakes Drive, Las Vegas on “The New Deal in Southern Nevada” from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.  A reception will follow.  Call Barbara F. Slivac at 702-486-5205 X 227 for details.

May 17:  The Junior League of Las Vegas will lead a tour of the restored mid-twentieth century Morelli House, 861 Bridger Ave., Las Vegas from 1 to 4 p.m.  Call Dedee Nave at 702-458-7175 for details.   

May 17:  Come to the Southern Nevada Cultural History Fair at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., Las Vegas from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Families are welcome with free admission to the exhibition, performances and workshops.  Visit the archaeological remains of adobe and pit houses. Participate in the making of pottery and weaving.  Take in a mini documentary, listen to cowboy poets or view the Las Vegas Paiute Tribe’s Snow Mountain Pow Wow dances. Call Jodi Molever at 702-822-7763 for details.

SATURDAY 5/17: THE HUNTRIDGE THEATRE will be open to the public on the hour at 10am, 11am, Noon, and 1 pm. This will be a limited tour due to the current condition of the building. The “Save The Huntridge” task force and Classic Las Vegas will have information tables, and would love to get input from you on finding an adaptive use for the building so that it can become viable again.

May 17:  Attend the opening of a new exhibit at the Lost City Museum, 721 S. Moapa Valley Blvd., Overton, featuring the changing natural and cultural landscape of Southern Nevada from 7 to 9 p.m. The State Historic Preservation Office will present Nevada State Historic Preservation awards for southern Nevada. Call Eva Jensen at 702-397-2193 for details.

May 18:  The Lost City Museum, Department of Cultural Affairs, 721 S. Moapa Valley Blvd., Overton celebrates International Museum Day and the opening of its new exhibit from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Free admission. Call Eva Jensen at 702-397-2193 for details.

May 18:  The National Park Service Submerged Resources Team will present “Underwater Archaeology in the Desert” about the B-29 aircraft that crashed and sank in Lake Mead at the Lost City Museum, Department of Cultural Affairs, 721 South Moapa Valley Blvd., Overton at 2 p.m.  Free admission.  Call Terri Wade at 702-397-2193 for details.

May 24:  Renee Corona Kolvet of the Bureau of Reclamation, will present “From Boys to Men: The Civilian Conservation Corps in Southern Nevada” at the Lost City Museum, Department of Cultural Affairs, 721 S. Moapa Valley Blvd., Overton at 1 p.m.  Ms. Kolvet will autograph copies of her book of the same name following the presentation.   Museum admission is $3 for adults; $2 for seniors; free for children under the age of 18. Call Terri Wade at 702-397-2193 for details.

 
 

 

Archaeological Awareness and

Historic Preservation Month

May 2008

Schedule of Events

Events are free unless otherwise noted.  This year’s theme is “America’s New Deal Heritage” and features lectures, rides and tours celebrating New Deal Programs in Nevada.

 

Carson City

May 1 through  31:  See the Fey Slot Machine collection dating from 1895-1937 at the Nevada State Museum, Department of Cultural Affairs, 600 N. Carson St.  Admission is $5 for adults; $3 for seniors; and free for persons under 18 and museum members.  Call Robert Nylen at 775-687-4810 X 239 for details.

May 1 through 31:  View “Selections from the Collections” in the Middle Gallery of the Nevada State Museum, Department of Cultural Affairs, 600 N. Carson St.  Selections include Datsolalee baskets, fashions and bighorn sheep. Admission is $5 for adults; $3 for seniors; and free for persons under 18 and museum members.  Call Sue Ann Monteleone at 775-687-4810 X 240 for details.

May 3-4:  Ride a historic 1920’s Edwards Motor car at the Nevada State Railroad Museum, Department of Cultural Affairs, 2180 S. Carson St., from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost:  $4 for adults; $3 for seniors (over 65); $2 for kids (5-11). Call 775-687-6953 for details.

May 10:  To celebrate the 139th anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad, the Nevada Railroad Museum, Department of Cultural Affairs at 2180 S. Carson St. will stage a reenactment of the driving of the golden spike with the Inyo and the V&T No. 25 facing each other nose to nose. Cost: $5 for adults; $4 for seniors; $3 for children 6-11; free for children age 5 and under. Call 775-687-6953 for time of the event.

May 10-11:  Take a journey back in time and ride a historic steam train at the Nevada Railroad Museum, Department of Cultural Affairs, 2180 S. Carson St. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: $5 for adults; $4 for seniors; $3 for children 6-11; free for children age 5 and under; and free for mothers in celebration of Mother’s Day. Call 775-687-6953 for details.

May 16:  The Nevada State Museum, Department of Cultural Affairs, 600 N. Carson St. celebrates Armed Forces Day with a reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.  The public is invited to see the USS Nevada silver service, the World War II section of Nevada: A People and Place through Time and a showing of the video “USS Nevada BB-36: A Legacy of Heroism” in the Mint Theater. Call Deborah Stevenson at 775-687-4810 X 237 for details. 

                                                       

May 17:    The Nevada Indian Commission and the Nevada Historic Preservation Office, Department of Cultural Affairs, are sponsoring a tour of the Stewart Indian School, a National Register district at 10 a.m. beginning at Building #3, the Nevada Indian Commission Office, 5366 Snyder Lane. Afterwards, lunch will be provided and short presentations made about life at the school, Stewart athletics, the Stewart cemeteries and the Wa-Pai-Shone Trading Posts.  Call Terri McBride at 775-684-3445 for details.

May 17-18:  Ride a historic 1920’s Edwards Motor car at the Nevada State Railroad Museum, Department of Cultural Affairs, 2180 S. Carson St., from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Cost: $4 for adults; $3 for seniors (over 65); $2 for kids (5-11); and free for veterans and active armed forces in honor of Armed Forces Day. Call 775-687-6953 for details.

May 24-26: Take a journey back in time and ride a historic steam train at the Nevada Railroad Museum, Department of Cultural Affairs, 2180 S. Carson St. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: $5 for adults; $4 for seniors; $3 for children 6-11; free for children age 5 and under; and free for veterans and active armed forces in honor of Memorial Day.   Call 775-687-6953 for details.

May 27: Dr. Eugene Hattori, Curator of Anthropology, will talk about “Recent Archaeological Discoveries at the Former Carson City Mint” at the Frances Humphrey Lecture Series at the Nevada State Museum, Department of Cultural Affairs, 600 N. Carson St. beginning at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults; $3 for seniors; and free for persons under 18 and museum members.  Call Robert Nylen at 775-687-4810 X 239 for details.

May 30: Dr. Eugene Hattori, Curator of Anthropology, will guide visitors on a tour through the “Selections from the Collections” at the Nevada State Museum, Department of Cultural Affairs, 600 N. Carson St., at 10 a.m.  Advanced registration is required. Admission is $5 for adults; $3 for seniors; and free for persons under 18 and museum members.   Call Deborah Stevenson at 775-687-4810 X 237 for details.

May 30:  See a demonstration of the historic Coin Press Number 1 at the Nevada State Museum, Department of Cultural Affairs, 600 N. Carson St., from 10:30 a.m. to noon, and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.  Museum staff will manufacture commemorative medallions available for purchase in the museum store.  Admission is $5 for adults; $3 for seniors; and free for person under 18 and museum members.  Call Robert Nylen at 775-687-4810 X 239 for details.

Churchill and Pershing Counties:  

May 6, 7 and 8:  The Winnemucca Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management will lead Imlay, Lovelock and Winnemucca fourth graders on tours of Lovelock Cave and the Marzen House Museum.  Activities will include fling knapping, plant identification and discussions about archaeology, geology and the native people of the area. Call Johnathan Baker at 775-623-5656 for details on time, meeting place and how your child can participate.

May 17:  The Nevada Rock Art Foundation will lead a tour of rock art at Grimes Point just east of Fallon on U.S.50 at 10 a.m. Wear sturdy shoes, a hat and bring water.   Call Kim Hopkinson at 775-323-6723 for details on meeting location. 

Clark County:

May 1 through May 31:    Visit the Nevada State Railroad Museum, Department of Cultural Affairs, 600 Yucca St., Boulder City and take a train ride on the historic Boulder Branch of the Union Pacific Railroad.  Trains operate each Saturday and Sunday departing at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.  Fares are $8 for adults; $7 for seniors; and $4 for children 11 and younger. Call 702-486-5933 for details.

May 1 through May 31:  Visit the Lost City Museum, Department of Cultural Affairs, 721 S. Moapa Valley Blvd, Overton, to view “From the Footlocker: An Album of Life in the 3-C”, an exhibit featuring memorabilia from Civilian Conservation Corps works in southern Nevada.  Open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.  Museum admission is $3 for adults; $2 for seniors; and free for children under the age of 18. Call Eva Jensen at 702-397-2193 for details.

May 2 through May 19:   The Las Vegas Natural History Museum, 900 Las Vegas Blvd. N., Las Vegas will exhibit photographs and memorabilia from the historic Helldorado Parade days.  Admission is $8 for adults; $7 for seniors/military/students; $4 for children.  Call Marilyn Gillespie at 702-384-2008 for details and hours of operation.

May 10:  The Nevada Rock Art Foundation will lead a tour of the Valley of Fire State Park rock art such as Atlatl Rock and Mouse’s Tank, starting at 10 a.m.  Wear sturdy shoes, a hat and bring water.   Call Kim Hopkinson at 775-323-6723 for details on meeting location. 

May 10: The Old Spanish Trail Association will lead a tour of the new Old Spanish Trail Park at Cimarron Road and Tara Avenue, Las Vegas from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.  Wear sturdy shoes, a hat and bring water.  Call Nick Saines at 702-896-4049 for more information.  

May 14:  The Nevada State Museum and Historical Society, Department of Cultural Affairs and Nevada Humanities are hosting a panel discussion at 700 Twin Lakes Drive, Las Vegas on “The New Deal in Southern Nevada” from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.  A reception will follow.  Call Barbara F. Slivac at 702-486-5205 X 227 for details.

May 17:  The Junior League of Las Vegas will lead a tour of the restored mid-twentieth century Morelli House, 861 Bridger Ave., Las Vegas from 1 to 4 p.m.  Call Dedee Nave at 702-458-7175 for details.   

May 17:  Come to the Southern Nevada Cultural History Fair at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., Las Vegas from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Families are welcome with free admission to the exhibition, performances and workshops.  Visit the archaeological remains of adobe and pit houses. Participate in the making of pottery and weaving.  Take in a mini documentary, listen to cowboy poets or view the Las Vegas Paiute Tribe’s Snow Mountain Pow Wow dances. Call Jodi Molever at 702-822-7763 for details.

May 17:  Attend the opening of a new exhibit at the Lost City Museum, 721 S. Moapa Valley Blvd., Overton, featuring the changing natural and cultural landscape of Southern Nevada from 7 to 9 p.m. The State Historic Preservation Office will present Nevada State Historic Preservation awards for southern Nevada. Call Eva Jensen at 702-397-2193 for details.

May 18:  The Lost City Museum, Department of Cultural Affairs, 721 S. Moapa Valley Blvd., Overton celebrates International Museum Day and the opening of its new exhibit from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Free admission. Call Eva Jensen at 702-397-2193 for details.

May 18:  The National Park Service Submerged Resources Team will present “Underwater Archaeology in the Desert” about the B-29 aircraft that crashed and sank in Lake Mead at the Lost City Museum, Department of Cultural Affairs, 721 South Moapa Valley Blvd., Overton at 2 p.m.  Free admission.  Call Terri Wade at 702-397-2193 for details.

May 24:  Renee Corona Kolvet of the Bureau of Reclamation, will present “From Boys to Men: The Civilian Conservation Corps in Southern Nevada” at the Lost City Museum, Department of Cultural Affairs, 721 S. Moapa Valley Blvd., Overton at 1 p.m.  Ms. Kolvet will autograph copies of her book of the same name following the presentation.   Museum admission is $3 for adults; $2 for seniors; free for children under the age of 18. Call Terri Wade at 702-397-2193 for details.

Elko County

May 10:  Everyone is invited to the Archaeology Fair at the Northeastern Nevada Museum, 1515 Idaho Street, Elko from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The Elko Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management, the Northeastern Nevada Museum and the Elko Chapter of the Nevada Archaeological Association will host this event where archaeologists will demonstrate flint knapping and twine making with children and adults invited to participate in seed grinding and bead stringing.  Call Jill Jensen at 775-753-0378 for details.

May 30-31: Celebrate the Old West at California Trail Days, held at the Elko City Park from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.  The Elko Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management, the City of Elko Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, Elko County Chapter of the Nevada Archaeological Association and the Northeastern Nevada Museum are sponsoring this family event which will include interactive, hands on activities including children’s games, an 1850’s emigrant camp, Dutch oven cooking, Native American crafts and a musical production.  Call David Jamiel at 775-753-0213 for details.

June 7:  Jill Jensen, archaeologist with the Elko Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management  will lead a BLM and American Hiking Society sponsored hiking tour of the Hasting’s Cut-off from South Fork Dam to the Bullion Road Bridge.  Bring lunch, water, sun protection and plan on getting wet when crossing the South Fork of the Humboldt River.  Call Jill Jensen at 775-753-0378 for meeting location.  

Humboldt County

May 17:  Archaeologists from the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest are offering a tour and lecture of Civilian Conservation Corps sites in Paradise Valley.  Meet at the CCC-constructed Paradise Valley Ranger Station at 10 a.m. for the tour and lecture.  Bring a lunch and be prepared to drive on dirt roads.  Call Fred Frampton at 775-352-1253 for details.

May 31:  The Winnemucca Field Office of Bureau of Land Management will lead a driving tour of Civilian Conservation Corps sites in Humboldt County starting at 9 a.m. from the Humboldt County Historical Museum on W. Jungo Road.  Please bring a lunch, sturdy hiking shoes and a hat.  Call Samuel Potter at 775-623-1762 for details.

Lander County

May 18:  Kat Russell, archaeologist with the Battle Mountain Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management, will lead the “Saints and Sinners” walking tour at 9 a.m. Meet at Lion’s Park, North First and Reese Streets, Battle Mountain.  Call Kat Russell for details at 775-635-4139.

Lincoln County

May 24:  The Nevada Rock Art Foundation will lead a tour of rock art at Mt. Irish at 10 a.m.  Wear sturdy shoes, a hat and bring water.   Call Kim Hopkinson at 775-323-6723 for details on meeting location. 

Lyon County

The Dayton Museum and Historical Society, 35 Shady Lane, Dayton will be open Monday through Friday noon to 4 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  The Historical Society will also sponsor the following historic lectures on New Deal Programs at the Dayton Senior Center, 320 Old Dayton Valley Road at 7 p.m..  Call Linda Clements at 775-246-0505 for details.

May 1:   An Overview of the Great Depression and the new Deal in Nevada

May 8:  New Deal Projects at Fort Churchill

May 15:  Old Timers Remember the New Deal with audience participation encouraged

May 29:  The End of an Era:  Closing of the Northern Line of the Carson and Colorado

May 10:  Dayton Museum and Historical Society will open historic firehouse and jail for tours during the annual “Oodles of Noodles” event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call Linda Clements at 775-246-0505 for details.

Pershing County

May 28:  The University of Nevada, Reno and the Bureau of Land Management are sponsoring a public archaeological investigation of Rabbit Hole Springs, a Depression-era mining camp..  Pack sturdy shoes, water and a lunch. Call Sean McMurry at 775-225-2550 for details on a meeting time and place

Storey County

May 16-18:  The 22nd annual Comstock Historic Preservation Weekend is celebrated at the Fourth Ward School in Virginia City.   This year’s theme is “Out of the Closet:  Comstock Discoveries.” Events are funded in part by Nevada Humanities, Nevada Commission on Tourism, Storey County and the members of the Fourth Ward School.  All events take place at the Fourth Ward School (FWS), 537 South C Street unless otherwise indicated.  Cost $5 for adults; $3 for children (ages 6-16).  Call Barbara Mackey at 775-847-0974 for more information on times of events and reservations:

May 16: Fourth Ward School Changing Galley Exhibit Openings: The Kaitty Holland Clothing Collection and Hotwater Plug Artist Italo Gravazzi. The Kaitty Holland Collection includes her 1870 wedding dress, day dress and numerous ensembles demonstrating the clothing and style of an 1870-1890 Comstock miner’s wife.

Hotwater Plug artist Italo Gravazzi, attended the Fourth Ward School in 1928-1936, and always considered art an avocation. His artistic talent is revealed in his magnificent photographs and paintings. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

May 16:   Kick Off Party for “Parties of the Year.” Reserve your space at the most extraordinary adventures, outings, activities and feasts all packaged with themed cuisine in unique locations and individually hosted by community donors and friends. The Parties are offered throughout the year. From 5:30 to 7 p.m.

May 17: Historic Comstock Walking Tours by DeTours, includes entry to Mackay Mansion and Piper’s Opera House. At 10 a.m. Donation: $25.

May 17:  Letterpress Printing Workshop with Chic DiFrancia and Carol Clifford. Demonstration on Chandler Press used to print the Fourth Ward School newspapers and annuals. Take home a printed souvenir. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

May 17:  Out of the Closet: The Kaitty Holland Clothing Exhibit Conversation Roundtable Lunch. Free with museum admission.  From noon to 1:30 p.m.

May 17:  Squeek LaVake directs the acclaimed Comstock Children’s Chorus

in a medley of songs. Their performance is always one of the highlights of the weekend. From 2:30 to 3 p.m.

May 18: Ron James, State Historic Preservation Officer, will present the Nevada State Historic Preservation Awards. The awards recognize individuals and organizations that have made a significant contribution to preservation in Nevada.  From 1 to 1:30 p.m.

May 18:  Victorian Fashion Show.  Enjoy an opportunity to see a promenade of authentic historic fashions and finery during the Victorian era. Paulette Grune commentating. Many of the costumed participants are members of the Nevada Civil War Volunteers. From 2 to 3 p.m.

May 18:  Carol Morgan Page Memorial Silver Tea will be held. Tea and locally-prepared treats will be served from 3 to 4 p.m. 

Washoe County

The Historic Reno Preservation society (HRPS) celebrates the month with 8 walking tours of historic Reno.  Members of HRPS participate for free; non-members pay $10 per person.  Walks generally last from 1 ½ to 2 hours.  No dogs please.  Reservation required and space is limited.  Please call 747-4478 for information and reservations or go to www.historicreno.org.

May 3: Scott Gibson will lead an architectural walk through the Newlands Neighborhood beginning at 10 a.m. at My Favorite Muffin, 340 California Ave.

May 6: Jack Hursh will be the guide for a tour of the University of Nevada, Reno historic district.  Meet at 6 p.m. at Honor Court, 9th and Center Street.

May 10:  Go Beyond the Arches of downtown Reno in a tour lead by Sharon Honig-Bear who will talk about Baby Face Nelson, Myron Lake and Bill Harrah and how they shaped Reno.  Meet at the National Automobile Museum parking lot (far southeast corner), 10 Lake St. at 10 a.m.

May 13: Mark Taxer will lead a walk through the working class neighborhood along the path of the old Wells Ave. streetcar.  Meet at Southside School, Sinclair and Liberty Streets at 6 p.m.

May 17: Anne Simone will lead a stroll through Reno’s oldest neighborhoods focusing on the masterwork of Frederick DeLongchamps.  Meet at the Hardy House, 442 Flint St at 10 a.m.

May 20:  Debbie Hinman and Jack Hursh will lead a walk through the University of Nevada Reno neighborhood.  Meet at the base of the 9th Street University steps at 6 p.m.

May 24: Ed Wishart and Tracy Soliday lead a walking tour of the Mansions on the Bluff, past homes of former senators and merchants along Court, Ridge and upper California Streets.  Meet at the McCarran House, 401 Court St. at 10 a.m.

May 27:  Elsie Newman and Anne Simone lead a tour of Monroe and Joaquin Miller Streets past the Hart House, the Patrick Ranch House, Greystone Castle and other homes.  Meet at the corner of Monroe and Manor Drives at 6 p.m.

May 1 through June 20:  The Nevada Historical Society, Department of Cultural Affairs at 1650 N. Virginia St., Reno will feature an exhibit on “The New Deal in Nevada” using manuscript materials from its rich collection of items representing Nevada Depression era history.  The opening reception is May 2 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Call Mella Harmon at 775-688-1191 X 223 for details.

May 1 through 30, Monday to Friday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Visit the Very Special Arts of Nevada located in Reno’s historic Lake Mansion, 250 Court Street, Reno. The galleries will feature art, furniture and photographs of the historic Lake family.  Call Mary Ellen Horan at 775-826-6100 for details.

May 9:   Celebrate Reno’s 140th birthday at Reno’s Lake Mansion, 250 Court St. from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy some birthday cake, refreshments, and tours of the Lake Mansion conducted by the Historic Reno Preservation Society.  Call Mary Ellen Horan at 775-826-6100 for details.

May 10:  The Thunderbird Lodge, 5000 Highway 28, Incline Village will be open for tours from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tours last about an hour.  Wear good walking shoes.  Reservations are required. Admission is $20. Call Barbi Mooberry at 775-828-3536 or register on line at www.ThurderbirdLodge.org.  

May 14:  The City of Reno will present its annual Historic Preservation Awards at 10 a.m. at Reno City Hall, 1 East 1st Street, Reno.  Call Don Naquin at 775-326-6675 for details. 

May 17:  The Wilbur May Museum at San Rafael Regional Park, 1595 N. Sierra St, Reno will feature “Exploring Nevada:  The Dangberg Ranch” at 3 pm.  View a film about the historic Dangberg Ranch featuring members of the family.  After the film, Jan Loverin of the Marjorie Russell Clothing and Textile Research Center will display and talk about the oldest pair of Levi Jeans in Nevada.  Call Bob Harmon at 775-823-6519 for details.

May 17: Join Very Special Arts at the Lake Mansion, 250 Court Street, Reno for the River Walk Merchant’s Wine Walk from 2 to 5 p.m.  Stroll through businesses in historic buildings and enjoy refreshments, wine and a commemorative wine glass. The Historic Reno Preservation Society will provide tours of the Lake Mansion. Cost is $15-$20.  Call Mary Ellen Horan at 775-826-6100 for details.  

May 20-21:  The Nevada Historical Society, Department of Cultural Affairs hosts the 8th Biennial Conference on Nevada History at 1650 N. Virginia St., Reno.  Papers will focus on this year’s theme “Alphabet Soup:  the New Deal in Nevada.”  The conference runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.  Call Mella Harmon at 775-688-1191 X 223 for details.  

May 28:  Hear Mella Harmon, Curator of History at the Nevada Historical Society, Department of Cultural Affairs present “How Soup and Sin Saved the Silver State,”  a look at how state and federal initiatives shaped Nevada during the Great Depression.  The lecture, also sponsored by the Historic Reno Preservation Society, starts at 7 p.m. at the Mt. Rose School, 915 Lander Street, Reno.  Call Jack Hursh at 775-746-3252 for more information.  

May 31:  Take the “Walls of Wrath” bus tour with the Historic Reno Preservation Society.  The tour features Reno’s New Deal treasures and includes a ‘30s style “Great Depression” lunch.  Cost is $45 per person. Call Cindy Ainsworth at 775-747-0340 for details on meeting place and times.

White Pine County

May  24:   Visit the White Pine Public Museum to celebrate “Museum Awareness Day” on 2000 Aultman St., Ely.  Tour the Cherry Creek Train Depot, the Gilbert Cabin and all the exhibits from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The White Pine County Museum is sponsoring the event. Call Nancy Davis at 775-289-4710 for details.

May 24: Celebrate “Museum Awareness Day” at the McGill Historical Drug Store, 11 Fourth St., McGill from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. View the intact products of a bygone era.  Sit at the 1930s soda fountain and have a root beer float. The White Pine County Museum is sponsoring the event.  Free admission for the day but visitors must pay for ice cream treats.  Call Dan Braddock at 775-235-7082 for details. 

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The listing of Archaeological Awareness and Historic Preservation Month activities is made available by the Nevada Archaeological Association through a grant financed in whole or part with Federal funds from the National Park Service, a division of the United State Department of Interior, and administered by the Nevada Historic Preservation Office of the Department of Cultural Affairs.  The contents and opinions, however, do not necessarily reflect the views of the United States Department of Interior or the Nevada Historic Preservation Office.

This program receives Federal funds from the National Park Service.  Regulations of the U. S. Department of the Interior strictly prohibit unlawful discrimination in departmental Federally Assisted Programs on the basis of race, color, national origin, age or handicap.  Any person who believes that he or she has been discriminated against in any program, activity, or activity operated by a recipient of Federal Assistance should write to: Director, Equal Opportunity Program, U. S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, P. O. Box 37127, Washington, D. C. 20013-7127.