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May 2019

Older American Month Free Admission for Seniors Each Tuesday

May 7 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Free

Older American Month Each Tuesday Sparks Heritage Museum Foundation supports Older Americans Month by giving free admission to seniors and family that visit. Hours of operation are 11 am to 4pm Tuesday through Friday and Saturdays 1-4pm. May 11th Walking Tour 814 Victorian Ave. 10 am.

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Victorian Square Walking Tour 814 Victorian Ave. 10 am.

May 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join Scott Carey as he explores Downtown Victorian Square. Scott has the best historical information pertaining to our local area. Come down and take a gander at what's going on down here.   May 11th Walking Tour 814 Victorian Ave. 10 am.

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One Truckee River Speakers Dick and Scott 2-3:30pm

May 25 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cultural Center Sparks Museum, 814 Victorian Ave
Sparks, Nevada Select a Country:
Free

Learn more about the Truckee River and how it help sculpt or local area. Sparks Heritage Museum is happy to present this event in celebration of One Truckee River Month. One Truckee River Month Event Speakers include  Scott Carey and Dick Dreiling. May 25th in the Sparks Museum Cultural Center.  2-3:30pm

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June 2019

First Saturday Lecture Series 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Moon Landing

June 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Sparks Museum Cultural Center, 814 Victorian Ave
Sparks, NV 89431 United States
Free

Sparks Heritage Museum celebrates the first moon landing by the Apollo 11 with free admission. First Saturday Lecture Series presented by Dick Drieling, a local historian and Dr. Richard Simmonds, a participant in the Lunar Quarentine program and former NASA employee. First Saturday Lecture Series are 2-3:30pm in the Sparks Museum Cultural Center. The crew of the Apollo 11 mission: Neil Armstrong, "Buzz" Aldrin, and Michael Collins. U.S. News & World Report magazine photograph collection (Library of Congress)   Promotional more »

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3rd Thursday Presented by 39North, Sierra Arts, City of Sparks and Sparks Museum

June 20 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Victorian Square Sparks , NV 89431 United States
Free

Each 3rd Thursday of the month Sparks Museum is open from 11 am with extended hours to 7pm.  The 8Train, Glendale Schoolhouse, and the museum will be open with Free Admission during open hours. There will be Art presentations, music, food and fun to be had by coming down to Victorian Square. facebook event page We are very excited to  announce a new event sure to be a favorite in downtown Sparks!! 3rd Thursday is a combination of two downtown more »

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Lavender and Honey Festival 2019

June 22 @ 10:00 am - June 23 @ 6:00 pm
Victorian Square Amphitheater, Victorian Square
Sparks, NV 89431 United States

This is a fast approaching event for te whole family. They nicest time of the year to come out and enjoy the spirits of the community in Sparks. This event has been growing. The Sparks Heritage will be open normal operating hours Saturday 1 to 4pm and Sunday Closed. There will be a number of entertainment and vendors to see and enjoy Saturday and Sunday.

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July 2019

Closed Thursday, 4th of July

July 4

Due to the high volume of traffic the museum will not be open for Thursday, July 4th 11 to 4 pm hours. The museum will resume normal operating hours Friday July 5th 11-4 pm and Saturday, July 6th 1-4 pm. Thank you for your interest in the Sparks Heritage Museum and Cultural Center.

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“Sparks, Nevada and Beyond” an Artown event with Latimer Art Club

July 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Sparks Museum Cultural Center, 814 Victorian Ave
Sparks, NV 89431 Select a Country:
Free

First Saturday Lecture Series Speaker Eileen Fuller Saturday, July 6  1-4PM “The Latimer Art Club, Yesterday, Today and Beyond” Latimer Art Club hosted Art Reception Event immediately to follow. Please join us in promoting and supporting local artists. Sparks Heritage Museum First Saturday Lecture Series Presents “Sparks, Nevada and Beyond” by Latimer Art Club. We are pleased to host a special collaboration: “Sparks, Nevada and Beyond” with the Latimer Art Club and Sparks Heritage Museum Foundation. The Latimer Club was more »

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3rd Thursday Immunize Nevada Paddles Event Fundraiser

July 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Sparks Museum Gallery, 820 Victorian Ave.
Sparks, NV 89431 Select a Country:

Artist reception: July 18 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm Join the 3rd Thursday crowd for a family-friendly evening featuring upcycled and repurposed Dragon Boat paddles transformed into works of art by local artists, along with photography by Ty O'Neil from This is Reno. The project raises awareness of Immunize Nevada's life-saving mission of promoting health and preventing disease, while celebrating the annual Northern Nevada International Dragon Boat Festival and the ancient Chinese sport of Dragon Boat racing. facebook event more »

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Automotive Mascots

July 26 @ 11:00 am - August 31 @ 4:00 pm
Free

Through the month of August, Sparks Heritage Museum will display a unique collection of Automotive Mascots, known as hood ornaments. A spectacular exhibit from this private collection of vintage mascots from the past 60 years can be seen all month. These OEM “Original Equipment of Manufacturer” are from 1902 thru 1950’s and include both European and American.

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August 2019

First Saturday Lecture Series Postponed due to Events

August 3 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Sparks Heritage Museum and Cultural Center First Saturday Lecture Series continues in September 7th with Jim Bonar and the fascinating information of our past. Please reach the Sparks Museum if there are and questions. Promotions of First Saturday Lecture Series is possible with the support of Tour Mark Grant Funding from the City of Sparks. Thank you.

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A Summer’s Nights Dream with Sierra Watercolor Society

August 10 - September 28
Free

  Join the Sparks Heritage Museum to host the Sierra Watercolor Society's Judged Event Scheduled August 10th through September  28th in the Cultural Center Gallery. image  "Juggler" by Ruth Jeager   Free Reception Event September 21st in the Sparks Heritage Museum Gallery. Visit Sierra Watercolor  Society website to learn more about the artists and their works.

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3rd Thursday Presented by 39North, Sierra Arts, City of Sparks and Sparks Museum

August 15 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sparks Museum & Cultural Center, 814 Victorian Avenue
Sparks, NV 89431 United States
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facebook event page We are very excited to  announce a new event sure to be a favorite in downtown Sparks!! 3rd Thursday is a combination of two downtown summer events featuring the best of 39 North Marketplace and the best of Last  Friday’s!   3rd Thursday will be a year round event starting May 16th, running every  3rd Thursday of the month from 4pm-9pm in Victorian Square. Colder Months will be located in both indoor and outdoor space.  This event more »

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September 2019

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

September 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Saprks Museum & Cultural Center, 814 Victorian Avenue
Sparks, NV 89431 United States

Jim Bonar is a notable speaker and publisher. First Saturday lecture Series is a free event in the Sparks Heritage Museum Cultural Center 2-3:30pm.  Everyone is invited to come visit the museum and meet Jim. The City of Sparks supports the Sparks Museum with grants for promotion of First Saturday Lecture Series and Sparks Museum Events. Thank you for your support.

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3rd Thursday Presented by 39North, Sierra Arts, City of Sparks and Sparks Museum

September 19 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Facebook event page We are very excited to  announce a new event sure to be a favorite in downtown Sparks!! 3rd Thursday is a combination of two downtown summer events featuring the best of 39 North Marketplace and the best of Last  Friday’s!   3rd Thursday will be a year round event starting May 16th, running every  3rd Thursday of the month from 4pm-9pm in Victorian Square. Colder Months will be located in both indoor and outdoor space.  This event more »

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October 2019

First Saturday Lecture Series with Wendell Huffman and The Southern Pacific in the Truckee Meadows

October 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sparks Museum Cultural Center, 814 Victorian Avenue
Sparks, 89431 United States
Free

The Sparks Heritage Museum and Cultural Center presents Wendell Huffman and his inspiring lecture of "The Southern Pacific in the Truckee Meadows". Wendell Huffman is an acknowledged publisher and speaker regarding Nevada History and Railroad Research. This lecture series will explore the trail of the Southern Pacific Railroad Company and its history through Reno, Sparks and Truckee Meadows. The First Saturday Lecture Series are 2 to 3:30 p.m. on the 2nd level of the Sparks Museum.   Promotional support for more »

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Museum Open During Pumpkin Palooza

October 20 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Victorian Square, 820 Victorian Avenue
Sparks, NV 89431 United States
Free

8th annual PumpkinPalooza for some good old-fashioned fun in the heart of downtown Sparks! The 2019 celebration of fall and family is Sunday, October 20th from 11:00am to 5:00pm in Victorian Square. Sparks Museum and Train Free Admission Open 11-4  P.M. during Pumpkin Palooza    

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November 2019

First Saturday Lecture Series Presents Neon Lights by Will Durham

November 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Sparks Museum Cultural Center, 814 Victorian Avenue
Sparks, 89431 United States
Free

First Saturday Lecture Series at Sparks Heritage Museum and Lincoln Highway Association presents Will Durham and his fascinating insight of the Neon signage of Nevada. First Saturday Lecture Series is presented free each month.   First Saturday Lecture Series is promoted with support from the City of Sparks Tour Mark Grant funds.

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Elements of Nature by Karen Barrenechea Art Exhibit and Reception

November 16 @ 1:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sparks Museum Gallery, 820 Victorian Ave.
Sparks, NV 89431 Select a Country:

Sparks Heritage Museum will display "Elements of Nature" by Karen Barrenechea November 5th through December 20th. This collection will be a representation of Karen's boundless creative range. Many exceptional pieces of her works will be available for sale. Artist Reception Event November 16th.  Help Sparks Heritage Museum Support Local Artist. Visit the the gallery during business hours to view for free.

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“Elements of Nature” by Karen Barrenechea Art Exhibit and Reception Event

November 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sparks Museum Gallery, 820 Victorian Ave.
Sparks, Select a Country:

November 5th through December 20th Sparks Museum and Cultural Center will host the distinguished artist Karen Barrenechea in her creative “Elements of Nature” display in the Sparks Museum Gallery. Artwork inspired by color, form, nature, and emotion. karenbarrenechea.com

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