Nevada Historical Society presents Artown Tuesday: Harolds Club with Neal Cobb
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!
Harold’s Club emerged from a hole in the wall operation at 236 North Virginia Street in 1935 to become the largest casino in the world. The Smith family, Pappy and sons Harold and Raymond, lived by Pappy's carnival-worker philosophy of treating customers with a smile and a fair hand. Run an honest game, the father said, let players win something, and they'll return. So under Pappy's leadership and innovations, Harolds Club and Reno became world-famed tourist attractions
Neal Cobb is a Reno native, and was involved in his family’s business, Modern Photo. Neal fell heir to fourteen large boxes of old Reno and Northern Nevada photos and printable film after his parents died in the 1980s and subsequently authored two books, Reno Now and Then, Books I and II. He has worked closely representing the Nevada Historical Society, having presented over 500 programs in Reno, Sparks and Northern Nevada since 1988.
- Tuesday, July 13, 2021
- 3:00pm - 4:00pm