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August 2018

Sierra Watercolor Society Exhibit through September

August 11, 2018

Exhibit August 11th through September 29th September 22 @ 1:00 am - 3:00 pm Free August 11th through September 29th Exhibit of the Sierra Watercolor Society will be on display in the Sparks Museum Cultural Center. This is a special judged event for the Sierra Watercolor Society Artists. Art work will be available to view and purchase. Art reception is scheduled for September 22nd. This is an honor to present this exhibit to the community at the Sparks Museum. Everyone more »

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September 2018

Rib Cook-off

September 1, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$5.00

The Sparks Museum will be open regular operating hours during the Nugget Rib Cook-off. First Saturday Lecture Series has been rescheduled due to Rib Cook-off Events.

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Sierra Watercolor Society Reception

September 22, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sparks Museum Cultural Center, 814 Victorian Avenue
Sparks, Nevada 89431 United States
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Free

August 11th through September 29th  Exhibit of the Sierra Watercolor Society will be on display in the Sparks Museum Cultural Center. This is a special judged event for the Sierra Watercolor Society Artists. Art work will be available to view and purchase. Art reception is scheduled for September 22nd. This is an honor to present this exhibit to the community at the Sparks Museum. Everyone is invited to view the works of art and meet the artist at the reception more »

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Last Friday Event With City of Sparks

September 28, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Last Friday Victorian Square Museum open until 7pm September 28th Free The Last Friday of the month, the Sparks Heritage Museum and the City of Sparks have teamed up to bring another great summer of the Last Friday in the heart of Sparks.  City of Sparks will play movies in the amphitheater and the Sparks Museum will offer options to view the Museum Cultural Exhibits, Train tours and visiting the Glendale School house. Free tours in the museum, train, school more »

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October 2018

First Saturday Lecture Series Presents Mark Vollmer Exhibit and Talk

October 6, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Sparks Museum Cultural Center, 814 Victorian Avenue
Sparks, Nevada 89431 United States
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First Saturday Lecture Series includes inspirational outdoor photography with commentary by the photographer. You are invited to hear Mark Vollmer talk about his adventures in the Truckee Meadows, while viewing quality prints on display. Works will be on exhibit, and for sale.   First Saturday Lecture Series is promoted with support from the City of Sparks.

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Donner Party Tour Orientation Presented by Fred Horlacher

October 18, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sparks Museum & Cultural Center, 814 Victorian Avenue
Sparks, NV 89431 Select a Country:
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Free

Sparks Heritage Museum’s Cultural Center. This part of our adventure begins with a slide and narrative presentation to set the scene, this evening’s program focuses on the Donner Party’s experiences and challenges while traveling from Ft. Bridger, Wyoming to the Humboldt Sink in Nevada.

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Donner Party Tour with Fred Horlacher

October 20, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$65 – $75

Meet at 8:30 at 11th St Nugget Bus Stop. Victorian Plaza Circle Parking Garage past the Valet when heading East Bus Leaves at 9 Donner Tours Scheduled for 9 am Guided Bus Tour Field Trip In the comfort of a chartered first class coach, retrace the Donner Party’s struggles from the Forty Mile Desert to the snow bound camps at Donner Lake and Alder Creek. LIMITED SEATS AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE TICKETS (775) 355 1144 Reservation Required Please bring a Bag more »

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“Amazing Nevada Trek” with Allen Bruner

October 24, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Sparks Museum Cultural Center, 814 Victorian Avenue
Sparks, Nevada 89431 United States
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  This is an Exhibit Lecture Event with Allen Bruner, PowerPoint presentation of Allen and Barry’s Trek North through Nevada. Explore the dimensions of their travels and know what Nevada has to offer when you walk through. This is an exploration into the scenic trek of Allen and Barry that we are fascinated to learn about.

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Museum Closed Nevada Day Observed

October 26, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sparks Heritage Museum, 814 Victorian Ave
Sparks, NV 89431 Select a Country:
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Sparks Museum is closed due to Nevada Day observed. The Museum will resume normal operating hours Saturday 10/27 1-4 pm. 8 Train will be open with Docent for tours each Saturday 1-4pm.

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Mark Vollmer “Landscapes, Skyscapes & Great Escapes” Reception Event

October 27, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sparks Museum & Cultural Center, 814 Victorian Avenue
Sparks, NV 89431 United States
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In this solo exhibit, Mark shows some of the stunning moments he’s seen while exploring Nevada & The West. His beautiful work in the Sparks Museum’s 2nd floor Cultural Center on exhibit and for sale until December 15th. Photograph is original work by Mark Vollmer. All Rights Reserved      Lake Tahoe Sunset 

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November 2018

First Saturday Lecture Series Present Craig Downer “The World’s Endangered Species Today Present a Crisis of Conscience for Humanity”

November 3, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Sparks Museum Cultural Center, 814 Victorian Avenue
Sparks, Nevada 89431 United States
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"The World's Endangered Species Today Present a Crisis of Conscience for Humanity" will be delivered at 2 & 3:30 PM on Saturday November 3rd  at the Sparks Museum in Sparks Nevada (Corner Victoria & East McCarren). This Lecture Series is Craig Downers first hand call to action. This is his personal account concerning the plight of most of the Earth's wild horse species and how to ensure their continued survival. Craig Downer  reveals the core issues that each one of us should more »

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December 2018

First Saturday Lecture Series postponed due to Sparks Hometowne Christmas Parade

December 1, 2018

The Sparks Museum with be open normal operating hours of 11-4pm Tuesday through Friday and Saturday 1-4pm. Please visit the museum and pick up a calendar or call and we can answer any question you may have regarding Sparks Museum Scheduled Events.

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Arts For All Nevada Paint and Snack

December 12, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cultural Center Sparks Museum, 814 Victorian Ave
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$20.00

Arts for All Nevada is conducting a Paint and Snack Event hosted in the Sparks Museum Cultural Center. The $20.00 fee benefits the events and ensures the opportunity to continue with these types of events in the future. There is no greater gift than the gift of a unique art piece created by you and your loved ones. Bring the Kids to create a wonderful work of art to share. This event is geared towards to young adult to the more »

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January 2019

First Saturday Lecture Series THERE’S NO LAKE ON LAKE STREET Presented by James D. Umbach

January 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Sparks Heritage Museum & Cultural Center, 814 Victorian Ave.
Sparks, NV 89431 United States

Sparks First Saturday Lecture Series features a notable speaker to share insightful information to the local community. These First Saturday Lecture Series are free to attend and open to all inspired to join in each month 2-3:30 pm on the Second Floor of the Sparks Heritage Museum in the Cultural Center. THERE'S NO LAKE ON LAKE STREET A presentation by James D. Umbach Have you ever noticed that there is no Mill on Mill Street?  Where is the lake on more »

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February 2019

First Saturday Lecture Series Presents Jim Bonar of the Lincoln Highway Association

February 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Sparks Heritage Museum Cultural Center, 814 Victorian Avenue
Sparks, NV 89431 United States
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Jim Bonar, Nevada State Director of the Lincoln Highway Association. The Lincoln Highway Association was responsible for the mapping and definition of the first transcontinental highway across the country and was formed on October 31, 1913. Jim’s presentation will explain how the Association was formed and the evolution of the highway until its demise in 1926.  Jim’s narration along with vintage photos and short films will take you on a tour across the country on the Lincoln Highway.  The program will include a more »

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Closed Today Due to  Severe Weather Conditions.

February 5

Due to severe weather conditions the museum is not open today. Please visit the sparksmuseum.org calendar of events or call before visiting the museum if there is a question about the museum hours. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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March 2019

First Saturday Lecture Series presents Neal Cobb and the Harold’s Club Exhibit

March 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Sparks Heritage Museum Cultural Center, 814 Victorian Avenue
Sparks, NV 89431 United States
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Neal Cobb presents The Harold's Club Early Days of Gaming in the Area. This will be an opportunity to meet the family patriarch. Items on display in the Sparks Heritage Museum Changing Gallery are on exhibit courtesy of the Cobb Family Estate.  Official photograph from the Harold Club Official Photographer, Iconic Kennedy photo in the background by same photographer. Sparks First Saturday Lecture Series features a notable speaker to share insightful information to the local community. These First Saturday Lecture more »

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Nevada’s Big Give

March 21
Sparks Heritage Museum & Cultural Center, 814 Victorian Ave.
Sparks, NV 89431 United States
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Donate Here TODAY IS THE DAY! Making a Difference. Since Nevada’s Big Give was founded, over 20,000 unique donors have supported nearly 500 nonprofits and schools throughout the state of Nevada, raising over $4 million in support of the organizations that make our state great. In 2018, Nevada’s Big Give raised $631,683.00 for organizations and schools throughout Nevada from nearly 4,500 individual donors.  #NVBigGive The Sparks Museum and Cultural Center has joined with great organizations across the Silver State to participate more »

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April 2019

First Saturday Lecture Series Presents Garrett Barmore

April 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Sparks Heritage Museum & Cultural Center, 814 Victorian Ave.
Sparks, NV 89431 United States
Free

Garrett Barmore of the W.M. Keck Museum will be featured on the 2nd level of the Sparks Heritage Museum, 2 to 3:30 pm. Garrett has been the Curator at the Keck since September 2013. He has the most fascinating information regarding the artifacts he has come across in the process  of archiving and preservation. First Saturday Lecture are Free to the community. Everyone is encouraged to come down to the museum and experience the wealth of history found. Garrett has more »

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Truckee River History Presentation

April 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Sparks Museum Cultural Center, 814 Victorian Ave
Sparks, 89431 United States

    May 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Notable speakers Scott Carey and Dick Dreiling highlight the life of the Truckee River and its role in Nevada. This is a One Truckee River Month VIP event, get your VIP card punched by a One Truckee River representative at the event. Attend a minimum 5 out of 10 VIP events and you could win a prize from local businesses like Patagonia, REI, Mt. Rose Ski Resort, Reno Aces & 1868, Nevada more »

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