Jan Loverin presents “Nevada’s First Ladies” at 2 p.m. on June 3. This presentation is part of the First Saturday lecture series, where the Sparks Museum presents free programming 2 p.m. on the first Saturday of every month.
While the Smithsonian Institution has collected and exhibits the First Ladies Inaugural Ball gown collection , Nevada has a similar collection. Learn about our early day first ladies, their gowns, their stories and their lives. This lecture starts chronologically through Nevada’s first governor and his wife, through recent first ladies and up to and including Kathleen Sandoval.
Jan Loverin is the Curator of Clothing and Textiles at the Marjorie Russell Clothing and Textile Research Center. She has her M.S. in Home Economics and Museum Studies from the University of Nevada, Reno. Together Jan Loverin and Curator of History, Bob Nylen have published “To Clothe Nevada Women 1860-1920” and are co-authors of Comstock Needleworkers in Comstock Women: The Making of a Mining Community. Jan is a member of the Costume Society of America and the International Council of Museums, Costume Committee and has presented papers for both professional organizations.