Nevada Historical Society Premiers New Musical Series PDF Print

July 29, 2010

Slim PickinsReno, Nevada.  A new, free, monthly musical program at the Nevada Historical Society debuts Saturday, July 31.  The premier performance will feature the group Slim Pickins who play and sing Bluegrass and fiddle tunes from 2:00 to 3:00 pm will be in the Society’s Reno Gallery.

This performance by Slim Pickins features Jennifer Webb, bass player, vocals and leader of the group; Ed Crandall, guitar player, and vocals; Gary Dunlap, guitar player and vocals; Linn Van Meter, fiddle player and vocals; and Sharon Dose, dobro player and vocals.

“This new musical series is designed to provide fun and entertaining cultural experiences to families,” said acting museum director Sheryln Hayes-Zorn. “All the performances will take place on Saturday’s to be the most accessible for everyone.”
                
The Nevada Historical Society, located at 1650 N. Virginia Street on the UNR campus, was founded in 1904 and is the oldest state museum. Programs include an active exhibition schedule, public programs and docent-guided tours. The Historical Society’s Research Library, with its extensive collection of Nevada information and photographs, is open to the public from noon to 4 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday.  The exhibit galleries and museum store are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday. Admission is $4 for adults ages 17 and over, children and members are free.

The Nevada Historical Society is one of seven museums managed by the State Division of Museums and History, an agency of the Nevada Department of Cultural Affairs. The Nevada Department of Cultural Affairs serves Nevada’s citizens and visitors through cultural and information management, presentation and promotion of cultural resources, and education. The Department also includes the State Office of Historic Preservation, Nevada State Library and Archives and the Nevada Arts Council. For more information on the Department of Cultural Affairs, please call the Public Information Officer at (775) 687-8323 or visit the department’s website at www.NevadaCulture.org.