Bowers Mansion Regional Park will wrap up the 2018 tour season with a bang, including a live Civil War Reenactment. Visitors will be transported to the days of Nevada’s statehood and enjoy the exhibits, grounds and tours of the mansion. Events will be on Saturday, October 13, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The ongoing Civil War exhibits and demonstrations are free. Self-guided tours of the historic Bowers Mansion will be available for $7 adults, $5 children and seniors. Bowers Mansion Regional Park is at 4005 US Highway 395 North in Washoe Valley. For more information, call (775) 849-0201.

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Museum Day by the Smithsonian

September 16, 2018

It’s tough to visit Smithsonian museums from northern Nevada, so the organization is helping Reno area residents visit some of our best local museums – for free. Museum Day is being sponsored by Smithsonian magazine and will be on Saturday, September 22, 2018.

On Museum Day, participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. Participants are allowed to download one ticket per email address. The ticket provides free general admission for two people. Here are the Reno area museums that will be participating…

There are several other museums in the Reno area for you to enjoy. For a list, go to “Museums, Culture, and Shows in Reno / Sparks, Nevada.”

“Work, Fight, Give: American Relief Posters of WWII” is a collection of original relief posters and memorabilia that provides new understanding of a watershed event in our nation’s history. It is the first exhibit to challenge our traditional memory of World War II, putting relief efforts at the forefront through poster art, poster stamps, photographs, banners, and programs issued by various relief agencies and the National War Fund.

This is not the story of courage in combat, rather it is the story of those who came together to do something about the carnage and chaos left behind when the battles subsided and the armies moved on. Hundreds of relief organizations in big cities and small towns found ways to mobilize Americans and collectively raise millions of dollars to help those in war zones. The posters used to fundraise, rarely seen and largely forgotten, will allow visitors to understand the effort to aid those in need.

The exhibit will be available through Sunday, October 7, 2018. The Wilbur D. May Museum is in Rancho San Rafael Regional Park, 1595 N. Sierra Street in Reno. For more information, call (775) 785-5961.

Source: Press release from the Wilbur D. May Museum.