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Oct 4, 2013 - Jan 14, 2014
Italian Heritage Exhibit - October 4, 2013 - January 4, 2014
The Sparks Museum & Cultural Center, the Western Folklife Center and the Italian communities of Northern Nevada have teamed up to celebrate national Year of Italian Culture. This unique exhibit covers a broad spectrum of topics ranging from Reno’s Little Italy neighborhoods to the early settlers and the Buckaroo lifestyle they brought with them. A compilation of artifacts, photographs and archives shared by the local community together with select pieces from Italian Buckaroos, on loan from the Western Folklife Center, make this a one of a kind exhibit. $5 Adults, Children under 12 free. FREE TO MUSUEM MEMBERS
“Mark Twain’s Sesquicentennial Salute to Nevada” - November 7, 2013 - 7:00 PM
McAvoy Layne, more affectionately known as the Ghost of Mark Twain, kicks off a year of celebrations in Sparks for Nevada’s 150th Birthday. Mark Twain was in Nevada from 1860-1864, then back for lecture tours in 1866 & 1868. The tales that will be told about the time when Nevada forged forward to become a State are sure to keep us riveted to our seats. The Sparks Museum & Cultural Center is happy to welcome back Mark Twain, whose first visit to the area was before the arrival of the railroad, when current day Sparks was little more than a trading post in the swampy expanses of the eastern Truckee Meadows. Appetizer & Libations at 6:00 pm
TICKETS: $20 Advance Purchase, $ 15 Museum Members
Location: Sparks Museum, 814 Victorian Ave. • Sparks, NV 89431
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