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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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May 2019

First Saturday Lecture Series presented by Alicia Barber

May 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Sparks Museum Cultural Center, 814 Victorian Ave
Sparks, NV 89431 Select a Country:
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Commemorating the History of 4th Street & Prater Way presented by Alicia Barber The corridor stretching from 4th Street in Reno through Prater Way in Sparks is one of the region's most historic thoroughfares, from its roots as a county road, railway bed, and streetcar route to its designation as the Lincoln and Victory Highways and U.S. Highway 40. In 2011, the Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County initiated a multi-year partnership with historian Alicia Barber, PhD, to document the more »

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One Truckee River Month

May 7 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sparks Museum Cultural Center, 820 Victorian Ave.
Sparks, NV 89431 Select a Country:
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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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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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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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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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