The Sparks Heritage Museum boasts 4000 square feet of indoor exhibit space and an outdoor train exhibit consisting of a Steam Locomotive, a Caboose and a Pullman Business Car. Using artifacts to tell the story, the exhibits give a sense of the rapid changes northern Nevada has undergone, from ranching and mining to the introduction of the railroad and into modern times. Tours can be arranged by appointment.
8th annual PumpkinPalooza for some good old-fashioned fun in the heart of downtown Sparks! The 2019 celebration of fall and family is Sunday, October 20th from 11:00am to 5:00pm in Victorian Square.
Sparks Museum and Train
Open 11-4 P.M. during Pumpkin Palooza
First Saturday Lecture Series Presents Neon Lights by Will Durham
November 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pmFirst Saturday Lecture Series at Sparks Heritage Museum presents Will Durham and his fascinating insight of the Neon signage of Nevada. First Saturday Lecture Series is presented free each month.
First Saturday Lecture Series is presented free each month. Promotional support comes from the City of Sparks Tourmark Funding.
When you stop by the museum, your smartphone is your guide. Use the Sparks Historic Tours downloadable app for a guided tour of the museum, followed by a walking tour of historic downtown Sparks. Experience the past with historic photos, facts, and stories. Get the app in the App Store, Google Play, or scan the QR code to the right.
The Sparks Museum is operated by volunteers and relies on memberships and donations to operate. In 2014 the museum received funding to support educational programs which included free school tours, a free downloadable app walking tour of downtown Sparks, the NV150 Sesquicentennial Events Series – Celebrating 150 years of Nevada History and Heritage culminating with the Western Heritage Festival.
These programs have been funded, in part, by a grant from the Nevada Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, Nevada Humanities, Union Pacific Railroad and the City of Sparks. A special Thank You for the support.
Sparks Museum will close due to severe weather and Holidays. Event calendar has complete list of activities.