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The Nevada Historical Society (NHS) has actively participated in Artown since 2014, with NHS Docents offering gallery tours and history presentations during July.

Given the year we have had with COVID, we decided to offer virtual presentations again this year to keep everyone safe.

Washoe County Library System and NHS history presentations will take place virtually every Tuesday afternoon in July at 3:00 p.m. Check the Artown website for details or the Washoe County Library.

We hope to whet your appetite for Nevada History with these four great lectures!

 

Date: Tuesday, July 6, at 3:00 p.m.
Topic: Nevada Barn Heritage with Jack Hursh
Link: https://events.washoecountylibrary.us/event/7698285

A documentation of northern Nevada historic barn architecture by the photography of Jack Hursh in the time period of approximately 1995-2005. This was a period of rapid development in the Reno area. Most of the subjects in the images that Jack will show have been displaced by new development. The focus of Jack’s photography was the documentation of large timber framed barns dating back to circa 1860s when large ranches in the area were producing goods for the Virginia City market. Small outbuildings are also featured in this presentation, including the effort led by Jack to rescue and relocate the several historical ranch outbuildings that are now located at Bartley Ranch Park–a project that is called Truckee Meadows Remembered.

Jack Hursh is a fourth-generation Nevadan, an award winning photographer, influenced by the desire to preserve images reflecting the heritage of Nevada. Jack is a retired cartographic technician for the Nevada Bureau of Mines and geology at UNR. Jack began photographing local historical barns in the 1990s when Reno’s rapid development was transforming (tearing down) many of the historical ranch sites.

Date: Tuesday, July 13 at 3:00 p.m.
Topic: Harolds Club with Neal Cobb
Link: https://events.washoecountylibrary.us/event/7698286

Harold’s Club emerged from a hole in the wall operation at 236 North Virginia Street in 1935 to become the largest casino in the world. The Smith family, Pappy and sons Harold and Raymond, lived by Pappy’s carnival-worker philosophy of treating customers with a smile and a fair hand. Run an honest game, the father said, let players win something, and they’ll return. So under Pappy’s leadership and innovations, Harolds Club and Reno became world-famed tourist attractions.

Neal Cobb is a Reno native, and was involved in his family’s business, Modern Photo. Neal fell heir to fourteen large boxes of old Reno and Northern Nevada photos and printable film after his parents died in the 1980s and subsequently authored two books, Reno Now and Then, Books I and II. He has worked closely representing the Nevada Historical Society, having presented over 500 programs in Reno, Sparks and Northern Nevada since 1988.

Date: Tuesday, July 20, 3:00 p.m.
Topic: American Mountain Men with Larry Walker
Link: https://events.washoecountylibrary.us/event/7698287

Larry Walker first became interested in shooting sports in the late 1980s. That led to muzzleloader competitions and cowboy action shooting. These sports led him to an interest in the history of the western fur trade era, what we sometimes call Mountain Men. In 2000, he connected with the American Mountain Men who, as an organization, study in earnest the lifestyles and equipment of the fur trappers, with an emphasis on authenticity. Larry’s main focus of research has been of the firearms used in the late 18th and first half of the 19th centuries. He currently builds recreations of the JJ Henry trade rifles that were the most commonly used by the mountaineers.

Larry Walker will speak on the beaver trappers of the “fur trade era” (1800-1840) and how the American Mountain Men research and teach the skills and history of these important pathfinders.

Date: Tuesday, July 27 at 3:00 p.m.
Topic: Nevada Military Women with Ret. Lt. Col. Anne Davis
Link: https://events.washoecountylibrary.us/event/7698288

Anne Davis is a native of Michigan, graduating from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1982 earning a Bachelor of Science degree and a commission as a second lieutenant in the Ordnance Corps. She has served on active duty in the Army for 29 years in various locations and leadership positions. She commanded the Hawthorne Army Depot from 2000—2002, a government-owned, contractor-operated (GPCO) ammunition depot located in Hawthorne, Nevada.

Anne earned an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1991 and her Ph.D. in Business from The City University of New York in 2005. She served as a member of the adjunct faculty at Walden University from 2012 to 2017 where she taught in the Doctor of Business Administration Program.
Since her retirement from the Army as a Lt. Col., Anne has been involved in Veterans issues. Anne was appointed by the Nevada Governor to serve on the Women Veterans Advisory Committee and has served as the chair of that committee since its inception in 2014. Additionally, she served on Nevada’s Veterans Services Commission. She is a member of the Board of Directors for Adopt a Vet Dental, a non-profit providing dental care to low-income veterans in Northern Nevada. Anne is a lifetime member of Disable American Veterans and the Women’s Veterans Alliance.

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07/06/2021 15:00:0007/27/2021 16:00:00America/Los_AngelesNHS Artown Tuesday TalksThe Nevada Historical Society (NHS) has actively participated in Artown since 2014, with NHS Docents offering gallery tours and history presentations during July. Given the year we have had with COVID, we decided to offer virtual presentations again this year to keep everyone safe. Washoe County Library System and NHS history presentations will take place virtually every Tuesday afternoon in July at 3:00 p.m. Check the Artown website for details or the Washoe County Library. We hope to whet your appetite for Nevada History with these four great lectures!   Date: Tuesday, July 6, at 3:00 p.m. Topic: Nevada Barn Heritage with Jack Hursh Link: https://events.washoecountylibrary.us/event/7698285 A documentation of northern Nevada historic barn architecture by the photography of Jack Hursh in the time period of approximately 1995-2005. This was a period of rapid development in the Reno area. Most of the subjects in the images that Jack will show have been displaced by new development. The focus of Jack's photography was the documentation of large timber framed barns dating back to circa 1860s when large ranches in the area were producing goods for the Virginia City market. Small outbuildings are also featured in this presentation, including the effort led by Jack to rescue and relocate the several historical ranch outbuildings that are now located at Bartley Ranch Park--a project that is called Truckee Meadows Remembered. Jack Hursh is a fourth-generation Nevadan, an award winning photographer, influenced by the desire to preserve images reflecting the heritage of Nevada. Jack is a retired cartographic technician for the Nevada Bureau of Mines and geology at UNR. Jack began photographing local historical barns in the 1990s when Reno’s rapid development was transforming (tearing down) many of the historical ranch sites. Date: Tuesday, July 13 at 3:00 p.m. Topic: Harolds Club with Neal Cobb Link: https://events.washoecountylibrary.us/event/7698286 Harold’s Club emerged from a hole in the wall operation at 236 North Virginia Street in 1935 to become the largest casino in the world. The Smith family, Pappy and sons Harold and Raymond, lived by Pappy's carnival-worker philosophy of treating customers with a smile and a fair hand. Run an honest game, the father said, let players win something, and they'll return. So under Pappy's leadership and innovations, Harolds Club and Reno became world-famed tourist attractions. Neal Cobb is a Reno native, and was involved in his family’s business, Modern Photo. Neal fell heir to fourteen large boxes of old Reno and Northern Nevada photos and printable film after his parents died in the 1980s and subsequently authored two books, Reno Now and Then, Books I and II. He has worked closely representing the Nevada Historical Society, having presented over 500 programs in Reno, Sparks and Northern Nevada since 1988. Date: Tuesday, July 20, 3:00 p.m. Topic: American Mountain Men with Larry Walker Link: https://events.washoecountylibrary.us/event/7698287 Larry Walker first became interested in shooting sports in the late 1980s. That led to muzzleloader competitions and cowboy action shooting. These sports led him to an interest in the history of the western fur trade era, what we sometimes call Mountain Men. In 2000, he connected with the American Mountain Men who, as an organization, study in earnest the lifestyles and equipment of the fur trappers, with an emphasis on authenticity. Larry’s main focus of research has been of the firearms used in the late 18th and first half of the 19th centuries. He currently builds recreations of the JJ Henry trade rifles that were the most commonly used by the mountaineers. Larry Walker will speak on the beaver trappers of the “fur trade era” (1800-1840) and how the American Mountain Men research and teach the skills and history of these important pathfinders. Date: Tuesday, July 27 at 3:00 p.m. Topic: Nevada Military Women with Ret. Lt. Col. Anne Davis Link: https://events.washoecountylibrary.us/event/7698288 Anne Davis is a native of Michigan, graduating from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1982 earning a Bachelor of Science degree and a commission as a second lieutenant in the Ordnance Corps. She has served on active duty in the Army for 29 years in various locations and leadership positions. She commanded the Hawthorne Army Depot from 2000—2002, a government-owned, contractor-operated (GPCO) ammunition depot located in Hawthorne, Nevada. Anne earned an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1991 and her Ph.D. in Business from The City University of New York in 2005. She served as a member of the adjunct faculty at Walden University from 2012 to 2017 where she taught in the Doctor of Business Administration Program. Since her retirement from the Army as a Lt. Col., Anne has been involved in Veterans issues. Anne was appointed by the Nevada Governor to serve on the Women Veterans Advisory Committee and has served as the chair of that committee since its inception in 2014. Additionally, she served on Nevada’s Veterans Services Commission. She is a member of the Board of Directors for Adopt a Vet Dental, a non-profit providing dental care to low-income veterans in Northern Nevada. Anne is a lifetime member of Disable American Veterans and the Women’s Veterans Alliance.Reno, NV
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