Friday, May 3, 2013

Pyramid Lake & Sparks Heritage Museum

Episode #19 of the Nevada Magazine radio show features respective interviews with Scott Carey, Tribal Planner for the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe, and Anthea Humphreys, Executive Director at Sparks Heritage Museum. Carey (above, right) appears on the show to promote tourism at Pyramid Lake Indian Reservation. "We just a had a wonderful fishing season — really a historic fishing season," says Carey, who also serves on the Sparks Heritage Museum board and has a vast knowledge of the City of Sparks' railroad history. He occasionally hosts historic walking tours. Later in the show, he discusses Pyramid Lake's inaugural Bird Day, held on May 4.

"The Sparks Heritage Museum is probably the best-kept secret in Nevada," Humphreys (above, left) says. The 28-year-old museum recently unveiled an upstairs cultural center, which is a restored library building. The museum is currently hosting its first art exhibit, Wally’s World: The Loneliest Art Collection in Nevada, on display through June 14. The installment features 35 paintings and sculptures from longtime Nevadan Wally Cuchine's personal collection. Downstairs in the museum is a Native American exhibit, among others.

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