Upcoming Events

Open May 1st – October 31st

Monday, April 14th 12:00 pm to

Daily, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
$5 Adults, $3 Children (6-12)
Children under 6 free with an adult.

Party 10 – Steampunk Creations

Sunday, September 7th 10:00 am to Sunday, September 7th 2:00 pm

Sunday, September 7, 2014, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Historic Fourth Ward School

Steampunk is an aesthetic movement and term used to describe science fiction and
fantasy in a Victorian steam-powered setting. It blends elements of technology and
romance and can be seen in literature, art, music and fashion. Create your own
steampunk rendition from gears, spectacles, switches, and miscellaneous metal bits and
pieces. Take a break and enjoy an untechnical lunch.

Host: Honey Tapley

Sponsor: Bentley Biofuels

Price per person:
Fourth Ward School Members $60
Non-Members $66

Number of guests: 8

Party 11 – Virginia City and Imperial San Francisco

Saturday, September 13th 6:00 pm to Saturday, September 13th 9:00 pm

Saturday, September 13, 2014, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cafe Del Rio

Dr. Gray Brechin, PhD., U.C. Berkeley, will make history come alive as he reveals stories
about many San Francisco dynasties built with Comstock silver and stocks. The Bonanza
Kings—Mackay, Fair, Flood and O’Brien—The Bank Crowd—Sharon and Ralston– and
other prominent Comstockers had an impact on San Francisco’s cityscape such as the
Fairmont and Palace Hotels, Sutro Heights, and the Hearst, Flood, Sharon and Hobart
buildings. A delightful dinner in the special room upstairs in the Cafe Del Rio completes
your “virtual visit” to Imperial San Francisco.

Host: Gray Brechin

Sponsor: Kathy and Rick Odynski

Price per person:
Fourth Ward School Members $100
Non-Members $110

Number of guests: 12

Party 12 – Drunks, Fools and Lunatics

Sunday, September 14th 11:00 am to Sunday, September 14th 1:00 pm

Sunday, September 14, 2014,11:00 – 1:00 pm
Core at the Cider Factory

Early accounts of the Comstock portray early prospectors as ‘bumbling fools and fast-
talking charlatans.” Ron James will help you interpret the myth of the prospectors’
tale and the legend of the Wild West. One thing will be “for real”—a delectable
brunch prepared by Core.

Host: Ron James

Sponsor: Advanced Dentistry by Design

Price per person:
Fourth Ward School Members $85
Non-Members $95

Number of guests: 10

Party 4 – Hand Bookbinding: Guaranteed to Have You in Stitches

Tuesday, September 16th 6:00 pm to Tuesday, October 7th 8:00 pm

Rescheduled to a series of 4 workshops:
Tuesday, September 16, 23, 30, and October 7, 2014, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Bookbinding is the process of making a book from a number of folded or unfolded sheets of paper
or other material typically with some type of book cover. There are many types of binding techniques
ranging from hand stitching methods to adhesives to machine binding. In this class, the Bradel
binding technique will be taught. Bradel binding, also called a German case binding, is a durable,
popular method of bookbinding in which the case is built on the book. Attendees will learn the
basics of this historical structure, from sewing onto linen tapes to building a case covered in cloth and
marbled or hand-made papers, and will end the day with a finished hand-bound book. However, it is
not all about bookbinding. You will take a break at noon with a lovely lunch catered by Core Dining.

Hosts:
Leanne Bakkemo and Jen Chapman

Sponsor: AT&T

Price per person:
Fourth Ward School Members $85
Non-Members $95

Number of guests: 10

Party 13 – High Tea Above Tahoe: Mt. Tallac Summit Parlay

Sunday, September 21st 7:30 am to Sunday, September 21st 6:00 pm

Sunday, September 21, 2014, 7:30 am- 6:00 pm
Carpool from Carson City

Tallac is the mountain with the snow cross looming over Fallen Leaf Lake. Have you ever
been to the top? Your guides will take you to the summit and serve you a “high” tea as an
award for your efforts. Incredible views persist along the entire route to the summit of this
peak, which dominates the southwest shore of Lake Tahoe. The summit affords without
question the best panorama in the Tahoe Sierra. Warning: do not eat too much at the
high tea, you do have to hike back down. You will have to schedule a nap later on your
own time. Moderately difficult hike.

Hosts: Shannon and Jay Hataway

Price per person:
Fourth Ward School Members $60
Non-Members $66

Number of Guests: 8

Party 15 – Crystal Wind Glass Functional Art

Saturday, October 11th 10:00 am to Saturday, October 11th 2:00 pm

Saturday October 11, 2014, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Sutton Residence, Reno

In the glass artist Pam Sutton’s own words, “glass provides endless opportunities to compose
simple yet elegant designs. My focus is to create jewelry and objects for the home and garden
that reflect harmony with nature, and the occasional sly sense of humor.” Pam will guide you
through this highly complex medium. She will introduce you to several glassmaking techniques
including lampworking using a torch, kiln firing, and coldworking for grinding and polishing.
And, then help you create your own masterpiece. During lunch in her beautiful garden, you
will have more time to learn about contemporary glasswork.

Host: Pam Sutton

Sponsor: Crystal Wind Glass

Price per Person:
Fourth Ward School Members $80
Non-Members $88

Numbers of guests: 5

Party 16 – “The Girl I Left Behind Me”: Julia Bulette Fact and Fiction

Sunday, October 12th 11:00 am to Sunday, October 12th 1:00 pm

Sunday, October 12, 2014, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Julia Bulette’s Gravesite

According to the Gold Hill Daily News, Jan. 22, 1967: the funeral procession of Miss Julia
Bulette took place from One’s Engine House on January 21, 1867, and she was buried by
the Company in the Flowery Cemetery. Walk with historian Susan James to the gravesite
as she recounts what is said in the written record about the funeral and life of Julia Bulette
and what is folklore. If the Autumn weather permits, you will enjoy a scenic picnic lunch
at a spot along the route.

Host: Susan James

Sponsor: AT&T

Price per person:
Fourth Ward School Members $60
Non-Members $66

Number of guests: 12

Party 17 – Downton Abbey Tea

Saturday, October 18th 3:00 pm to Saturday, October 18th 5:00 pm

Saturday, October 18, 2014, 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Historic Fourth Ward School

Don your Downton Abbey attire, enjoy a delightful 3-tiered afternoon tea and remember
your tea etiquette: Hold your tea cup with your thumb at six o’clock, index finger at 12
o’clock and pinkie out. Never wave your cup or talk with your hands while holding it.
Do not stir in a sweeping motion. Never leave the spoon in the tea cup. Don’t use tea to
wash down food. Don’t slurp. You don’t have to be a Downton Abbey “addict” to savor
the party. Stay calm and carry on!

Host: Fourth Ward School

Sponsor: Debbie and Tom Paxson

Price per person:
Fourth Ward School Members $60
Non-Members $66

Number of guests: 8

Party 18 – History, Whiskey and Warm Beer

Sunday, October 26th 3:30 pm to Sunday, October 26th 8:00 pm

Sunday, October 26, 2014, 3:30 – 8:00 pm
Hidden Valley, Reno

With the help of an 1878 menu from the historic International Hotel in Virginia City, the Gallaghers
will recreate the dining experience of the Comstock during its boom day. You will begin the
experience with whiskey and warm beer (or cocktails) at their Flume Bar. At the bar, constructed
from lumber salvaged from the old flumes that supplied water to the Comstock, Ron will share the
history of the water system. The bar top was originally in the Virginia Hotel, which served the Big
Four and the Bank crowd. A Reno gourmet chef will meet the challenge of the historic menu and
complete your evening of a taste of history.

Hosts and Sponsor: Ron and Judy Gallagher

Price per person:
Fourth Ward School Members $100
Non-Members $110

Number of guests: 10

All events are held at the Historic Fourth Ward School Museum at 537 South C Street, Virginia City, Nevada, unless otherwise noted. For more information please call 775-847-0975.