On Thursday, October 14th, 2021, the Sparks Heritage Museum was honored with the Governor’s Points of Light Bronze Award, received in Las Vegas in the category of Nonprofit or Community Organization Volunteer Programs.
Nevada Volunteers is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization and serves as Nevada’s primary resource center for volunteer and service efforts. They hosted a beautiful ceremony to honor the many amazing individuals and organizations alike who are doing so much for the people of Nevada in so many ways.
At the ceremony, Governor Sisolak commended all the honorees and stated that without volunteers, so much of what we rely on in our local communities would simply not exist. This is certainly the case at the Sparks Museum, which was formed in 1985 by volunteers, and for almost forty subsequent years worked to collect and preserve the history and culture of the City of Sparks and the surrounding area of the larger Truckee Meadows. Hundreds of people volunteered at this museum over the course of its history, and each of these people has been instrumental in keeping the museum open and operational for the enjoyment of the local community and tourists to this area.
A huge congratulations to the volunteers of the Sparks Heritage Museum – past and present – for your great achievements in contributing to the education and enjoyment of the community, and the preservation of history for our City and State.