Downtown at the Crossroads: 150 years at Reno's shifting center

From a modest railroad junction to a gaming mecca and beyond, Reno’s downtown has undergone a series of dramatic transformations over the past 150 years. Highlighting photographs and maps from the sesquicentennial exhibit, historian and exhibit curator Alicia Barber, Ph.D., will describe key changes in the form and function of central Reno, explaining their causes as well as their consequences for the city, its citizens, and its cultural identity.

Free parking is available for this event. Guests are encouraged to park on the 5th floor of the Brian Whalen Parking Garage located on Virginia Street.

RSVPs are kindly requested, but not required Please RSVP by Friday Sept. 14. Questions, or to RSVP, please email or call 775-682-5668.

About the Presenter: Alicia Barber, Ph.D.:

Alicia Barber is a public historian and the author of Reno’s Big Gamble: Image and Reputation in the Biggest Little City. Editor of the app and website Reno Historical, she also produces and hosts the history program “Time & Place” for Reno Public Radio.  Dr. Barber directed the University of Nevada Oral History Program from 2009-2013 and received the Silver Pen Award from the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame in 2014.

Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center, Wells Fargo Auditorium
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