A new exhibit is open featuring the rifle found leaning against a tree
“The Forgotten Winchester” was found by Great Basin National Park staff in November 2014 leaning up against a tree in the middle of a forested area. Who did the rifle belong to? Why was it left there? And many other questions were inspired by the Forgotten Winchester. The rifle still has its serial number but the only information we know for certain is it was manufactured in 1882. Continue reading
SUMMER SEASON 2019 “IN THE SHADOWS”
– SATURDAY EVENINGS OPENING WALK – JUNE 1
ADDITIONAL EVENING WALKS: JUNE, 22, 29
JULY 6, 13, 20, AUGUST 17, 24, 31 @ 7 pm
(Please note earlier departure time in September)
SEPTEMBER 14, 21, 28 2019 @ 6 pm
Mark your calendar for the ALL DAY October Ghost Walk –
Saturday, October 19, 10 am – 3 pm Continue reading
Classic cars will come to downtown Minden on August 23-24 for a public event to raise restoration funds for the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park.
Lead sponsors of the event include Bently Heritage, Carson Valley Accounting, Horse Tales magazine, and Sorensen’s Resort. Proceeds benefit the 501(c)(3) non-profit Friends of Dangberg Home Ranch. Continue reading
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The completion of the transcontinental railroad in the spring of 1869 changed America forever, dramatically reducing the time and cost for people and goods to move across country and accelerating the western expansion of the industrial revolution.
This spring, the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City will unveil a major new exhibit: “The Transcontinental Railroad: What a Difference it Made”. The centerpiece of the new exhibit is the only railroad car still in existence that was at Promontory the day the railroads came together – a milestone day in the history of the country. Continue reading
The Reno Rodeo is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2019 and the Nevada Historical Society is tipping its cap to the city’s longest running special event with a new exhibit.
On Wednesday, May 15, the Historical Society will unveil, “Reno Rodeo: 100 Years of the Wildest Richest Rodeo in the West.” Continue reading
SELECTED WORKS BY WEDGE CERAMIC STUDIO ARTISTS
April 6 – July 13 Continue reading
Eight local businesses are among the sponsors of the 2019 Summer Festival at the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park.
Businesses supporting the 2019 Dangberg Summer Festival include Carson Valley Accounting, Horse Tales, Dr. James the Dentist, Holiday Inn Express in Minden, Jacobs Family Berry Farm, Nevada State Bank and Carson Valley Inn, all of which are returning sponsors.
New to sponsoring the Festival this year is Bently Heritage. Continue reading
Gardnerville will play host to the world’s premier old car rally, the 2019 Hemmings Motor News Great Race on Sunday, June 23. The antique automobiles will roll into Lampe Park starting at 5:30 pm.
The race features cars built in 1974 and older (with most entries having been manufactured before World War II), and stops in Gardnerville on its way from the starting point in downtown Riverside, California, to the finish line in Tacoma, Washington on June 30. The 120 participating teams cover more than 2,300 miles over the course of the nine-day race and are gunning for the first-place prize of $50,000. Continue reading
A record-breaking winter, a full lake and a packed calendar beckons visitors to the Sierra as Tahoe South heats up with summer events!
STAR SIGHTINGS: MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT
South Lake Tahoe’s highly touted fireworks extravaganza show will paint the sky for the 38th consecutive year. South Shore continuously draws an enthusiastic group to celebrate Independence Day by pairing sounds of American classics and today’s top hits to perfectly executed pyrotechnics (tahoesouth.com). “Lights on the Lake” entails 25 minutes of bright lights and colors that illuminate the night sky. The firework display is sponsored by Tahoe Douglas Visitors Authority and produced by Zambelli Fireworks. The show will begin at 9:45 pm with simulcast on local radio stations KRTL–FM 93.9 and KOWL-AM 1490.
The 30th annual American Century Championship, the No. 1 celebrity golf tournament in the U.S., will bring a star-studded line-up of more than 80 athletes and Hollywood stars to Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course, July 9-14. Televised on NBC Sports, superstars and longtime favorites include defending champion Tony Romo, current NFL All-Pros, 16 Hall of Famers, and Hollywood entertainers, country artists and comedians. More icons expected to announce their participation in the coming months. Continue reading