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Free history presentations from Historic Reno Preservation Society

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Free presentations from the Historic Reno Preservation Society are open to the public. These programs are for you if you are a local history buff or just want to know more about how and why Reno and northern Nevada got to where we are today.

Remembering Alice Ramsey - Tuesday, January 5, 2021, 5:30 p.m. Learn about Alice Ramsey's journey through Nevada in 1909, as she became the first woman to drive across the continental United States. This is a virtual presentation via Zoom. Presented by Debbie Hinman. Visit the Historic Reno Preservation Society website for Zoom details.

Fact, Fiction and Howard Hughes - Tuesday, February 2, 2021, 5:30 p.m. Howard Hughes, one of the most intriguing and accomplished Americans of the 20th century, had a profound effect on Las Vegas. This is a virtual presentation via Zoom. Presented by Geoff Schumacher. Visit the Historic Reno Preservation Society website for Zoom details.

Adaptive Reuse and Revitalization of the Downtown Post Office - Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 5:30 p.m. In 1934, a new post office opened at 50 S. Virginia alongside the Truckee River. It was a beautiful Art Moderne / ZigZag Modern building designed by Frederic DeLongchamps with Edward Parsons. It opened during the main decade of the divorce era and was an extremely busy "General Delivery" site. This is a virtual presentation via Zoom. Presented by Bernie Carter. Visit the Historic Reno Preservation Society website for Zoom registration details.

Before Reno and Sparks — Early Communities in the Truckee Meadows - Tuesday, April 6, 2021, 5:30 p.m. Early settlers in the Truckee Meadows knew nothing of Reno or Sparks. Instead, they lived in communities like Eastman Mill and Brown's Crossing — villages whose names no longer appear on modern maps. Like much of Nevada, the Truckee Meadows between 1855 - 1868 was dotted with small settlements. This is a virtual presentation via Zoom. Presented by Betsy Morse. Visit the Historic Reno Preservation Society website for Zoom details.

Wells Avenue neighborhood, Reno, Nevada, NV
Reno's historic Wells Avenue neighborhood. Photo © Stan White

Source: Historic Reno Preservation Society.

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