The Living History Project aims to bring the community together to celebrate each individual’s contribution to our city of Sparks, Nevada and create an educational resource of primary sources for future generations. During the one-day event in March, residents brought family photos, letters, documents, and artifacts which are significant to the history of Sparks to be scanned and included in the museum’s digital archive. Some contributors shared stories on video, further preserving their memories about the city as it grows and changes.
An exhibit reception will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 15. Project director Aimee Kelly will speak about the project and its goals while visitors enjoy refreshments and view the exhibit.
This exhibit features a selection of the photos and documents collected during the event to demonstrate the impact a single person has on the fabric of our city. Many of the stories are interconnected, and provide glimpses into the lives of Sparks residents. The artifacts collected are available for public use and perusal in the museum’s archival research library.
The Sparks Museum Living History Project is sponsored by the City of Sparks.