Holland is a voluntary organization that is founded by artists, teachers, local community and youngsters who aim to provide a platform to artists. It offers ample opportunities to new talent and arranges for their training as well. Entertaining events, workshops, seminars and other group sessions are regularly held here. The efforts and endeavors of Holland have resulted in emergence of fresh and young artists from various genres of art. For more details, call ahead or check website.
1650 North Virginia Street Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center Reno, NV 89503 +1 775 784 4811
The Star Theater at the Fleischmann Planetarium is an auxiliary to the main structure, intended to help young and old learners alike gain a new sense of wonder for the sciences. Showings may or may not have to do with astronomy. For film times, ticket prices and further information please call or see their website.
1350 North Wells Ave Reno Livestock Events Center Exhibit Hall Reno, NV 89512 +1 775 825 6555
As you probably know, the Sierra Nevada Mountains get snowfall early. Get ready for ski season and support the University of Nevada Ski Team at the same time. New and used ski items in excess of 15,000 will be available for purchase. You will find skis, both Nordic and Alpine, poles, boots and clothing. You'll save up to 70% on thousands of skis, boots, poles, boards, nordic supplies, and clothing and accessories. Snowboarders will also find a multitude of great stuff. Save big at the UNR Ski Swap and get cash for your old skis and boards. Plus check-out is faster and easier with the new and improved wireless system. This event is held in November and has been going strong since 1980. Check the website for the latest admission prices.
Taylor Street at B Street Virginia City, NV 89440 +1 775 847 0311
This beautiful old mansion nestled at the foothills of Mount Davidson boasts to be Virginia City's only truly original mansion from the 1800s. The furnishings were imported from Europe in 1868 and are still on display. Crystal chandeliers illuminate the rooms and reflect brightly on the silver doorknobs adorning the large wooden doors. Climb to floors above on Italian hanging stairways fastened with silver stair rods. Marvel at the workmanship and beauty of the Carrara marble fireplaces. Call for opening hours.
129 South D Street Virginia City, NV 89440 +1 775 847 0173
This historic Victorian mansion, which was first built and occupied in 1859, served as the Gould and Curry mine offices and living quarters. The then superintendent of mines, George Hearst, borrowed $400 to build it, and started the Hearst family fortune. By the 1870s, John Mackay took over and became one of the most powerful, wealthy and revered characters of the Comstock. The maroon upholstered furniture in the grand parlor was made in 1868 and is the original furnishings of the mansion. As an interesting side note, the carved heads on the arms of the chairs commemorate the opening of the Suez Canal. The carpet, which was laid in the 1860s, is also original. The yard features original pieces as well, including the large weathered clothesline and Chinese laundry. The woodshed is still stocked with authentic tools. The self-guided tour starts at the entrance to the grand stairway inside the home. The informative guides will lead you in the right direction so you won't miss anything.
113 North C Street Virginia City, NV 89440 +1 775 847 0766
An extensive collection of rare photos, mineral and mining artifacts, maps and costumes reminiscent of the 1860 Comstock days captivates visitors to this museum. Learn how real miners worked, lived and even died in the mines. One exhibit shows a scale model of the hundreds of miles of underground mine shafts beneath Virginia City. Also on display is a working model and cutaway of a real silver and gold mine. Enjoy a 16-minute video featuring Merlin Olsen and Charlie Jones explaining life on the American Frontier. This is a must-see when you come to this historically rich town.
125 C Street Virginia City, NV 89440 +1 775 847 0717/+1 775 742 1328
This building was built in 1876 to house the headquarters for the county fire department. The volunteer firemen were members of a system whose origins can be traced to the first American Fire Company originally organized by Benjamin Franklin in Philadelphia. The museum has a collection of old fire fighting apparatus, uniforms and photos from that era. You can learn the history of the Knickerbocker and Liberty Engine Company, the members of this elite club and their acts of heroism. Admission is free. Donations are accepted. Call for opening hours.
Washington Street at F Street Virginia City, NV 89440 +1 775 847 0380
All aboard! Take a trip back to the old Comstock days and enjoy a ride on this authentic steam train. You can go on a six-mile round trip from Virginia City to Gold Hill. The narrated 35-minute ride will take you through the heart of the Comstock mining region. As you travel along, the guide will fill you in on some of the town's tall tales and historical facts. Check the website for schedules and current ticket prices.
537 South C Street Virginia City, NV 89440 +1 775 847 0975
History buffs will enjoy this interesting old schoolhouse. It was built in the late 1880s so the Comstock students could get their education in a fine modern building. Walk through and you will see that much of the old furnishings and blackboards remain. The four-story building has been completely refurbished inside and out and serves as a meeting place, gallery and museum for the area. Admission is USD2 for adults, children under age 12 admitted free.
Union St and C St Virginia City, NV 89440 +1 775 847 9099
This church was built during the late 1800s and literally pierces the sky with majestic spires. Parishioners enter through three arched doorways and rose-colored windows shed a heavenly light throughout the services. The solid-cast silver bell can be heard throughout the little town announcing the beginning of Mass. The splendid Gothic altar is a masterpiece of craftsmanship. Whatever religion you may be, you will appreciate the beauty in this house of God.
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