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Second Thursday Talks at the Museum

National Automobile Museum
Introduces Historical Second Thursday Talks,
January – May 2018

Beginning January 11th, the National Automobile Museum has announced it will be offering a series of Second Thursday Talks. The first of this dynamic series will be held Thursday, January 11, 2018, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., in the Museum’s Theatre for the first in a series of Second Thursday Talks. Enjoy a 30-minute talk, Q&A, refreshments and a unique piece of history.

Free to Museum members. Included with paid admission.
Otherwise, $5 per person to attend the talk.

Speaker: Steve Frady

Talk: An Old Flame: The Real Story

The Museum’s 1917 American LaFrance fire truck – witness its unlikely journey from heroic battles to a stint as the main ride for a jazz band before taking up residence in the National Automobile Museum.

Historian and author Steve Frady is the retired police and fire public information officer for the City of Reno. He is a former editor of the Nevada Appeal and served 10 years as chief of the Virginia City Fire Department where he was involved in researching and restoring historic Virginia City and Gold Hill firefighting equipment. He is a founding member and current vice chairman of the Comstock Fire Museum that opened in 1979, and is the author of Red Shirts and Leather Helmets, A History of the Fire Departments of Virginia City and Gold Hill, published by the University of Nevada, Reno; and Where Duty Calls — a history of Warren Engine Co. No. 1 and the Carson City Fire Department.

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