Don’t Miss the Last Lecture of the Series!

Tuesday, October 15, 6 PM at Churchill County Museum Harold’s Club was not the first nor the oldest casino in Reno. In 1935, the Smith Family opened a small, hole-in-the-wall small gaming establishment at 136 North Virginia St. This booming establishment operated until selling in 1970. The Smith family’s place in Nevada history started with a…

Attention Ranchers and Farmers! Don’t Miss Tuesday’s Lecture!

“How Ranches Helped Create the New State of Nevada:  Miners and Railroad Workers Thrived on Meat and Vegetables Raised by the State’s First Settlers.”  Prospectors flooding into Virginia City in the 1860s ate surprisingly well, thanks to the food being raised in the lush valleys at the foot of the Sierra Nevada.  Carson Valley and…

The Lecture Series Continues

In 1859, Virginia City was a new mining camp on the slopes of Mount Davidson. By 1875, Virginia City had grown into a metropolitan, industrialized city with several mines, over 40 mills, and close to 30,000 residents. In this talk, we will discuss how Virginia City made this meteoritic rise and what it would have…

Fall Lecture Series Starts This Tuesday

The completion of the Transcontinental Railroad in 1869 changed America in myriad ways, not the least of which was the ability to traverse the country in days rather than weeks or months by wagon or ship. Mr. Thielen will present several ways the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad affected everyone, including significant changes in communications,…