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September 2020

Sparks Fire Department – A Light in This Community – September 21 – January 9, 2021

September 21, 2020 - January 9, 2021
Sparks Museum & Cultural Center, 814 Victorian Avenue
Sparks, NV 89431 United States
Sparks Fire Department - A Light in This Community

The Sparks Fire Department was established in 1904, and has protected and served the City of Sparks and surrounding communities for more than 116 years. This exhibit highlights the history of the Department through images and artifacts.

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Nevada Division of Forestry: Before, During, and After the Fire

September 21, 2020 - January 9, 2021
Sparks Museum & Cultural Center, 814 Victorian Avenue
Sparks, NV 89431 United States
Nevada Division of Forestry

This exhibit will feature a timeline of activities associated with fire preparedness, resources, restoration & rehabilitation associated with forest fires.

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January 2021

Digital Online Lecture Series

January 23 - June 26
Online Museum Program, 814 Victorian Ave.
Sparks, NV 89431 United States

The Sparks Heritage Museum hosts digital online lectures most months, and links are posted on the website for later viewing. Hover on the Events link on the Home page to highlight the Online Lectures link to view past lectures.

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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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July 2021

Art Exhibit: Artemisia Studios

July 1 @ 11:00 am - August 31 @ 4:00 pm
Sparks Museum & Cultural Center, 814 Victorian Avenue
Sparks, NV 89431 United States

On now through August 31, 2021: Artemisia Studios: Visions of Landscape. Featuring works by artists Rossitza Todorova, Galina Milton, Raymond Stewart, Gerald Franzen, Mahedi Anjuman, and Tetyana Anderson, this exhibit celebrates Artown and benefits the Sparks Heritage Museum. Admission is free through the month of July!  Don't miss this wonderful exhibit and support our artists in the spirit of Artown!

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Third Thursday – July 15, 2021

July 15 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sparks Museum & Cultural Center, 814 Victorian Avenue
Sparks, NV 89431 United States

Join us at the Sparks Heritage Museum for Third Thursday events in collaboration with the City of Sparks' Third Thursdays in Victorian Square! This Thursday the Museum features demonstrations in calligraphy by artist and scribe Carol Foldvary-Anderson, who will let you try your hand at lettering before you leave! Also stop by and visit our featured Community Partner this month, the Latimer Art Club.  The Latimer Art Club celebrates its centennial anniversary this year, and you will meet several of…

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August 2021

Third Thursday – August 19, 2021

August 19 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sparks Museum & Cultural Center, 814 Victorian Avenue
Sparks, NV 89431 United States

Join us at the Sparks Heritage Museum for Third Thursday events in collaboration with the City of Sparks' Third Thursdays in Victorian Square! This Thursday the Museum features demonstrations in calligraphy by Rock NV artists Alan and Bobbi Metzger who will be featuring their art in stonework, with many items available for purchase. Stop by and visit our featured Community Partner this month, the Historic Reno Preservation Society (HRPS). The HRPS is dedicated to preserving and promoting historic resources in…

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Book Talk & Signing

August 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sparks Museum & Cultural Center, 814 Victorian Avenue
Sparks, NV 89431 United States

Join us on Saturday, August 28th at 2pm for a talk and book signing with local authors Sandie LaNae and Arline Laferry, featuring their newest book in the "Weird" series: Weird Sparks. The book features over 165 pages of forgotten or lost history, in addition to some interesting present-day information! The authors will have books on hand for immediate purchase and will sign all purchased copies!  Don't miss this fun event - and the chance to meet the authors of…

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September 2021

Third Thursday – September 16, 2021

September 16 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sparks Museum & Cultural Center, 814 Victorian Avenue
Sparks, NV 89431 United States

Join us at the Sparks Heritage Museum for Third Thursday events in collaboration with the City of Sparks' Third Thursdays in Victorian Square! This Thursday the Museum features artist Tia Flores, showcasing and discussing her artistic works. A fourth generation Nevadan, Tia Flores is known for her culturally themed pyrographic calabaza sculptures that depict the vast beauty of the Nevada desert and its natural inhabitants. As a nationally recognized artist, her artwork has been featured on HGTV’s That’s Cleaver!, Voices…

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Virtual Lecture Series: “Prominent Women in the History of Sparks”

September 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

As part of the Sparks Heritage Museum's monthly Virtual Lecture Series, join us as we look into the prominent women of the past and present who’ve made an indelible impact on the community. Come along with your host Scott Carey and special guest Dian VanderWell as we learn about the women who have built businesses, fought for social change, became civic & educational leaders, and put Sparks on the map! The goal of this presentation is to honor many of the…

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