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Love to explore the great Nevada outdoors?  Excited about discovering old trailways and byways?  Do once vibrant but now abandoned pioneer settlements stimulate your interest?   Then you will be in great company with folks like us with much love for transportation, local and state history. 

 

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Events

Announcements of and information about Chapter events and activities can be found here.

Typical events are:

  • Membership meetings - Chapter meetings occur each quarter and are announced weeks in advance.

  • Tours - The Chapter sponsors automobile tours of the Lincoln Highway at least annually.

  • Presentations - Often in conjunction with other historical and community organizations, topics can vary but focused primarily on state, local, transportation and roadway history.

  • Member activities and projects  -  Activities include those that promote, increase public awareness and benefit local communities, the Nevada Chapter and the National Lincoln Highway Association.

History of Camping Presentation:  Saturday, March 7, 2020

Kimberly Roberts from UNR’s Special Collections department, will look at the rise of recreational camping in the Far West, beginning with its origins in non-recreational life patterns, including migration, military, and exploration.  She will trace the rise of the automobile culture and the construction of roads and campgrounds and will discuss the growth of camping equipment, now a huge industry. The presentation will also take a look at camping and recreational clubs.

 

Kimberly Roberts grew up all over the inter-mountain west, mainly in Colorado. She studied literature and history at Colorado State and history of photography, science, environment and landscape at UNR. Ms. Roberts has worked at many museums and archives, including being photograph curator at the UNR library’s Special Collections department. She wrote her master’s thesis on Sierra Club photography and this talk’s research is an off-shoot of that.

2:00 pm at the Sparks Museum & Cultural Center • 814 Victorian Ave. • Sparks, NV 89431 • (775) 355-1144