Have you ever wondered how historical and archaeological sites get defined as historically important?
Jim Bertoini of the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) will present a lecture at the Sparks Museum & Cultural Center on how the National Register of Historic Places originated, how it works, and how the program helps preserve Nevada’s important historic and prehistoric places. The talk will be held at 2 p.m. on Jan. 23.
Bertoini will discuss behind the scenes in the cultural resource world, including nominating items to the register.
The lecture costs $5, or is free for Sparks Museum members. The $5 admission includes a guided tour of the museum and the outdoor train exhibit after the lecture. RSVP by Jan. 15 by calling 702-486-5011 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Sparks Museum & Cultural Center, formerly the Sparks Branch of the Washoe County Library, was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984. The museum is located at 814 Victorian Ave., on the corner of Pyramid Way, just off Interstate-80. The museum is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday.
For more information, visit sparksmuseum.org or call 775-355-1144.