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Nevada Historical Society presents Artown Tuesday: Nevada Barn Heritage with Jack Hursh
Nevada Historical Society presents at Artown 2021 with Washoe County Library System.
The Nevada Historical Society (NHS) has actively participated in Artown since 2014, with NHS Docents offering gallery tours and history presentations during July. So, you may ask, What about the COVID-19 pandemic with everything closed and/or social distancing and masks required? Washoe County Library System has come to the rescue and NHS history presentations will take place virtually every Tuesday afternoon in July at 3:00 p.m.
Check the Artown website for details. We hope to whet your appetite for Nevada History!
A documentation of northern Nevada historic barn architecture by the photography of Jack Hursh in the time period of approximately 1995-2005. This was a period of rapid development in the Reno area. Most of the subjects in the images that Jack will show have been displaced by new development. The focus of Jack's photography was the documentation of large timber framed barns dating back to circa 1860s when large ranches in the area were producing goods for the Virginia City market. Small outbuildings are also featured in this presentation, including the effort led by Jack to rescue and relocate the several historical ranch outbuildings that are now located at Bartley Ranch Park--a project that is called Truckee Meadows Remembered.
Jack is a fourth-generation Nevadan, an award winning photographer, influenced by the desire to preserve images reflecting the heritage of Nevada. Jack is a retired cartographic technician for the Nevada Bureau of Mines and geology at UNR. Jack began photographing local historical barns in the 1990s when Reno’s rapid development was transforming (tearing down) many of the historical ranch sites.
- Tuesday, July 6, 2021
- 3:00pm - 4:00pm