Monthly Programs

  • Oct 2017
  • Nov 2017

Howard Goldbaum: The Rise and Fall of the American Flat Mill

A View through a Tunnel at American Flat

Howard Goldbaum, Director of Graduate Studies, University of Nevada, Reno, presents "The Rise and Fall of the American Flat Mill," an extensively illustrated lecture on the planning, construction and brief operation of the Mill. It will include elements of economics and mining technologies, and will explore the different uses and cultural appropriation of the mining complex in the modern era.

  • Date: Sunday, October 22, 2017
  • Time: 1:00 PM
  • Location: Sierra View Library, 4001 South Virginia in Reno Town Mall.

Mark Demuth: Virginia Street Bridge Demolition and Replacement Project: Treatment and Discovery of Buried Resources

A Picture of the Program Presenter, Mark Demuth

Mark Demuth, environmental consultant and University of Nevada, Reno adjunct faculty member, presents "Virginia Street Bridge Demolition and Replacement Project: Treatment and Discovery of Buried Resources." As part of the project, the company treated and documented the nine adjacent resources to the Virginia Street Bridge: the 1933 Reno Main Post Office, the 1965 F.W. Woolworth/Mapes Building, the 1963 First National Bank/Reno City Hall, the 1953/1961 Masonic Temple, the 1927 Riverside Hotel, the 1967 Pioneer Theater Auditorium, the 1910 Washoe County Courthouse and the floodwalls. The project included the preservation and re-use of key architectural elements of the Virginia Street Bridge and the Interpretive Area, as well as documentation and treatment of the seven discoveries (the Sullivan-Kelly Ditch, the Cochran Ditch, 1877 Iron Bridge, the Mapes, a storm drain box culvert, the Majestic Theater, the Riverside Hotel boiler room, and the 1905 Masonic Temple). Mr. Demuth's presentation and lecture will include details of the resources treated, documented, and the research completed.

  • Date: Sunday, November 19, 2017
  • Time: 1:30 PM
  • Location: Sierra View Library, 4001 South Virginia in Reno Town Mall