This year we spent Christmas in Las Vegas. We turned the road trip down and back into a fun and unique sightseeing tour. While in Vegas, we skipped the strip and opted for the more wild side of Vegas; we visted wetlands, a mesa, petroglyphs and Spring Mountain Ranch!
I'd love to spend more time in all of these amazing places!
The Sparks Heritage Museum and local storyteller and historian Fred Horlacher are joining together to host a historic bus tour about the Donner Party.
After a pre-tour lecture to take place the evening before, the bus tour will include stops at significant sites for the Donner Party including Fernley, Wadsworth, Rattlesnake Mountain, Mayberry Foot Bridge, Verdi, Donner State Park and Donner Lake Overview.
When: A pre-tour lecture will take place on Friday Oct. 16 from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Sparks Heritage Museum. The bus tour itself will take place on Saturday Oct. 17 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Pickup and drop-off for the tour will be in the parking lot behind the museum.
Tickets: Tickets cost $65 for museum members and $75 for non-members. Tickets include Friday’s lecture, a bottled water and a morning and afternoon snack. The museum requests that attendees bring a sack lunch for the bus tour. Tickets for only Friday’s lecture cost $10.
For more information: Call 775-355-1144 to reserve tickets. A complete itinerary is available at www.sparksmuseum.org.
From the Nevada Arts Council:
Born and raised in Carson City, Mike Williams, a member of the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe, is dedicated to creating accurate replicas of duck hunting tools in the Numu (Northern Paiute) tradition. Williams will demonstrate how he creates tule duck decoys on Friday, April 17 from 3:30 – 5 p.m. at the Nevada Legislative Building. Williams is dedicated to creating accurate replicas of duck hunting tools in the Numu (Northern Paiute) tradition, and will share the Tule Duck Decoy story and the symbolic significance of the duck decoy in recognizing a culture that has flourished and adapted to changes in the Great Basin for thousands of years. This presentation is part of The Work of Artist series, which offers a unique opportunity for artists to engage with community members and those working in and visiting the Legislative Building. All presentations are free and open to the public.
Learn more here: http://nac.nevadaculture.org/
SocialHiker.net published a nice article on hiking near cultural/archeological sites. Below is the list of rules for visiting remote archaeological sites that was put out by the Utah BLM and which is highlighted in the article.
If you see people vandalizing sites, please report it as soon as possible by calling 1-800-VANDALS.
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