Date: 5-9-14 to 5-10-14
Time: 11:00 AM on 5-9-14 and 2:00 PM on 5-10-14
Location: Lake Mansion. 250 Court Street. Reno, NV. (Washoe)
Description: The “Biggest Little Birthday” will kick-off with a media event and Reno birthday celebration on Friday on May 9th at 11 a.m. in the Lake Mansion, 250 Court Street.  The event will showcase the mobile app. The app is a wealth of information about historic buildings in Reno and can be used for a walking tour of downtown. A Myron Lake impersonator and auctioneer will reenactment the auctioning off of plots of land to form the city. Myron Lake operated the first toll bridge across the Truckee River in the early 1860’s, the site of today’s Virginia Street Bridge. He renamed it “Lakes Crossing” and he is often referred to as the Father of Reno. Lake entered in to a real estate deal with the Central Pacific Railroad to auction off plots of land on the north side of the Truckee River and the city of Reno was born. There will be plenty of birthday cake for the celebration.

Starting at 2 p.m. on Saturday May 10th, enjoy an afternoon discovering Reno’s oldest treasures and bidding in a historic, just pretend, auction of prime locations. A walking tour of 12 historic sites in downtown Reno begins and ends at the Virginia Street Bridge downtown beginning at 2 p.m. Participants can use the new app to learn about the sites and meet with historic costumed characters and guides. There will be fun activities, including a chance to win “play money” at each location on the route by answering historic trivia, posting pictures to Facebook and Twitter, and just for stopping by. At 4:30 p.m., a reenactment of the historic auction to sell off plots of land in Reno will begin on the Riverwalk next to the Virginia Street Bridge. Bidders can use the fake money they collected to secure a pseudo “deed” to their favorite area. The event is sponsored by the City of Reno, Historic Reno Preservation Society and the Riverwalk Merchants Association.  For more information please visit or call 775-334-INFO (4636).

Phone Number: 775-334-INFO(4636)