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.
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