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Our “Tea & Bustles” Event Featured on KOLO-TV

KOLO-TV in Reno recently featured our upcoming Tea & Bustles Victorian tea party and educational fashion show. ABC 8's Denise Wong interviewed Nora Stefu, our Museum's Executive Director, about the event which will take place at the Museum on the Saturday of Mother's Day Weekend. The educational fashion show will be presented by Liza McIlwee, a Victorian Era Fashion and Virginia City historian. Her popular Instagram, Eras of Enchantment, delights fans of Victoriana with Liza's i...
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“Sarah Winnemucca: The Life of A Paiute” Video Series

The first series produced by the Historic Fourth Ward School Museum's "Last One Standing Studios" tells the dynamic story of the life of Sarah Winnemucca. Sarah was a Pauite woman who lived in Virginia City during the town's formative years and later became an author and activist. This three-part animated video series is based on Sarah's own autobiography, which is a seminal document of Nevada and Indigenous American history. Her “Life Among the Paiutes” is the first published au...
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Black History & Women’s History in Virginia City

In honor of Black History Month and as a lead into Women's History Monthin March, we'd like to recognize the black women and girls who were members of the Storey County community and identified in the 1870 and1880 U.S. censuses.  Each of the women were certainly striving to make aliving in the mining community and care for their families.  It shouldalso be noted that some of the women may have been enslaved just a shorttime before the 1870 census. In the 1870 census, thirty-two bla...
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End of Year Campaign 2021

Dear Member,With 2021 coming to a close, as many of you know there is a whole new effort now beginning as we plan for our 2022 season and address certain maintenance issues in the off-season.   For the past two years we have reached out to you, our dedicated members and supporters, to contribute to important projects here at the Historic Fourth Ward School. This year our campaign is for the installation of heating in parts of the museum: our main exhibit is of cours...
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