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July 2018

Still Life Paint and Sketch in Sparks

July 26, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sparks Museum Cultural Center, 814 Victorian Avenue
Sparks, NV 89431 United States
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Free

City of Sparks and Sparks Museum are partnering with Arts for All for all ages (8+ recommended) and abilities for “Still Life” drawing and painting classes on Thursdays during the 39 North Marketplace.  At this informal class, you will learn how to draw a bowl of fruit as a classic still life. Andy Warhol was made famous with one banana. Where will food take your creative spirit? Free– All Materials are included. Each Thursday of July.   Register here for Event.  more »

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Last Friday Victorian Square Museum open until 7pm

July 27, 2018
Sparks Museum and the City of Sparks, Victorian Ave
Sparks, NV 89431 Select a Country:
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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. Starting Friday May 25th, June 29th, July 27th and August 24th the 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. Friday, July 27, 2018 Part of more »

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Discover the Arts

July 28, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Victorian Square Sparks , NV 89431 United States
Free

Music with Reno Philharmonic ensembles Saturday Mornings at 11:00 a.m. Sparks Museum and Cultural Center The very popular Artown “Discover the Arts” Project expands to Sparks. The class, Presentation – Break – Hands-On Work, is an hour-long program taught weekly in Spanish and English. Each week will showcase a different discipline: visual arts, drama, music and spoken word for kids ages 6 - 12. The program is also sponsored by Northern Nevada Dairymen, which treats the participants with free ice more »

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August 2018

First Saturday Lecture Series Presents “Lost Carson City” by Peter B. Mires

August 4, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sparks Museum Cultural Center, 814 Victorian Ave
Sparks, NV 89431 United States
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Meet the Author, Peter B. Mires in the informative lecture series supported by the Lincoln Highway Association, Sparks Museum and sponsored by the City of Sparks. First Saturday Lecture Series are free to all who come to hear about the early development of Nevada's state capital. This lecture is scheduled August 4th 2-3pm in the Sparks Museum Cultural Center.

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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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