Frances Humphrey Lecture Series “Historic Down Town Sparks” by Scott Carey

Learn about the unique history of the “rail city” with a presentation through Historic Downtown Sparks. Hear the story about how this area has transformed from a railroad hub, to a vibrant commercial district, into a rundown urban area and ultimately a successful redevelopment area that changed the image and future of the city. This […]

Frances Humphrey Lecture Series: “Music of the Twenties” by Squeek Steele

Description: Well known pianist Squeek Steele will use the piano to present music of the twenties. While the program will focus on the upbeat music of the 1920s (Dixieland, Classic Jazz) we will examine the earlier types of music which led to the Jazz explosion of the Flapper Era: ragtime, blues, spirituals, and early jazz […]

Frances Humphrey Lecture Series “Forgotten Tales of Carson Valley” by Karen Dustman

Forgotten Tales of Carson Valley: Love local history? Join author Karen Dustman for a fun dive into Carson Valley’s forgotten past, sharing little-known stories of buried treasure, unsolved murders, stagecoach robberies and more. At the Nevada State Museum and on Zoom. Karen Dustman writes frequently about the history of Carson Valley and Alpine County. She’s […]

Online Family Fun Saturday: Lei Day

In Hawaii, “May Day is Lei Day” and we are celebrating this tradition for our May 8th Online Family Fun Saturday by finger weaving a yarn lei. We will learn the history of Lei Day as well as the significance of the lei in Hawaiian culture. Traditionally, a lei is often made as a gift […]

Online Family Fun Saturday: Architecture and Building

Join us on Facebook Live on Saturday, April 10th at 10:00am to learn about architecture and the Nevada State Capitol Building. 2021 is the 150 anniversary of the completion of the building. We will learn the names of the architectural features visible on the Capitol Building and make paper building block you can use over […]

Online Family Fun Saturday: Women of Early Nevada

Join us to learn about outstanding women in Nevada history and make a chain of paper dolls to celebrate the outstanding women in your life. For more details go to Family Fun Saturday. This program will be done on Zoom and Live Streamed to our Facebook page. Contact Mina Stafford at to pick up […]