Nuggets Mining Exhibit Talk & Tour: American Flats

Please join the University Libraries and Special Collections and 
University Archives as curator and historian Edan Strekal takes participants through a virtual Talk & Tour of the historic American Flats portion of the Libraries newest exhibit, Nuggets: Short Stories About Nevada Mining . The exhibit is on display on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center. It can also be accessed online. To explore the exhibit online, please visit the Nuggets exhibit website.

Please register online in advance by visiting Eventbrite.

Contact Robin Monteith for more information.

About this Event

participants will learn about the mining claim called The American, first worked in 1859, that became the basis of The American Flat District. Historian and curator Edan Strekal will take us through the history of the American Flats and share how this iconic complex, nestled in the hills below Virginia City, became a cultural icon before its destruction in late 2014.

The virtual hour-long event will feature Edan giving a live talk followed by a viewing of the short documentary film The American Flat Mill: Icon of the Comstock. You’ll also have the opportunity to ask questions during the event.


About Edan Strekal

Strekal, a lifelong Nevada resident, and former Archivist in the Special Collections and University Archives department and chairman of the City of Reno’s Historical Resources Commission, has been published in Nevada Magazine, Nevada Historical Society Quarterly, and has had work featured in the Political History of Nevada book.

Thursday, May 20 at 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Virtual Event