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February 2021

Sister Cities

February 23 - June 19
Sparks Museum & Cultural Center, 814 Victorian Avenue
Sparks, NV 89431 United States

Sparks has had two sister cities over the years; starting with Longford, Ireland in 1976 and Garabaldi, Oregon in 1985. What is a sister city? A sister city serves in partnership with another city, domestically or internationally, wherein the highest elected officials agree to the relationship and is a broad-based long-term partnership rooted in municipal, business, educational, and cultural exchanges with their sister city. The relationship can foster friendship and understanding between different cultures as well as encourage trade and…

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Whimsical Names & Uplifting Places

February 23 - June 19
Sparks Museum & Cultural Center, 814 Victorian Avenue
Sparks, NV 89431 United States

Established in 1985, the Nevada Board on Geographic Names manages toponyms (place names) within Nevada, and serves as an advisory committee to the U.S. Board on Geographic Names. Since 1985, many new place names have been applied to the landscape, some of which are highlighted in this exhibit, featuring the fine photography of Mr. Jack Hursh, who served more than seven years as Executive Secretary and Chairman of the Nevada Board on Geographic Names. Mr. Hursh in the Guest Curator…

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