Time: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Nevada Historical Society. 1650 North Virginia Street. Reno, NV (Washoe)
Description: Are you curious about your neighborhood and the home you live in but you don’t have a clue where to start or search for information? House Histories 101 will present the, who, what, when, where and how in doing historical research. This will be a full-day workshop focusing on local resources available to you. You’ll learn from HRPS’ research and preservation professionals the techniques used to research a building’s history. We guarantee that you will be hooked on history after you attend House Histories 101!
Some of the topics will include:
- Identifying a home’s architectural style and date
- How to identify the past owners and occupants
- Determining the community roles the home’s owners, occupants, architects, and builders played
Included with the workshop will be two optional field trips. After the workshop on Saturday, we will tour the Special Collections Department at the University of Nevada, Reno. Then on Sunday, April 6th, you have the option of touring the reference department at the Downtown Washoe County Library. Open to all those who are interested in researching their Nevada home or anyone interested in learning how to research historic Nevada buildings.