Friday, August 16, 2013

Virginia City & The Discovery Museum

Episode #33 of the Nevada Magazine radio show features respective interviews with Patrick Gilmore, Tourism & Marketing Manager for the Virginia City Tourism Commission, and Patrick Turner, Marketing Manager for the Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum in Reno.

In the first half-hour, Gilmore briefs listeners on the illustrious history of Virginia City, which dates to 1859. He talks about how Virginia City — despite what some people might think — is indeed a year-round attraction. There are also numerous popular events coming up, such as the Labor Day weekend Civil War celebration, September's International Camel Races, and October's World Championship Outhouse Races. At the end of the show, Gilmore mentions two new Virginia City restaurants.

In the second half-hour, Turner covers all the great family activities at The Discovery (for short). Birthday parties include free museum admission for all guests. Quarterly "Discovery After Dark" events are tailored to seventh, eighth, and ninth graders. The museum also features a gift shop that contains books and other school supplies. Hump Day at The Discovery on September 4 will include camels and ostriches from the Virginia City Camel Races.

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