Adam Michalski presents “Northern Nevada’s Railroads” at 2 p.m. on April 1. 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.
Adam Michalski volunteered at and worked at several museums in San Antonio, Texas, from 2009-2014, including Casa Navarro State Historic Site, The Steves Homestead House Museum, and the Institute of Texan Cultures. In 2009 Adam graduated with a MA in History from the University of Missouri – St. Louis. His master’s thesis entitled Unfulfilled Promise: Electrification and the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad focused on the Milwaukee Road’s attempt to harness electric motive power primarily for economic savings instead of operating characteristics. In previous years, Adam was a member of the Railway & Locomotive Historical Society, the St. Louis Mercantile Library, and the Western History Association. Adam is originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and has lived throughout the Midwest, Texas, and Alaska in recent years. He is currently the Curator of Education at the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City.