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1900 – 1910: Tycoons & Trailblazers History Symposium

1900 – 1910: Tycoons & Trailblazers History Symposium

Wednesday, April 24 and Thursday, 25, 2019, 4 – 9 p.m.

Saturday, April 27, 2019, 8:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.



Register Today! Only $60 Per Person. Space is Limited.

Authors – Historians – Performers – Experts

Come explore the first decade of the 20th Century with national and regional authors, historians and experts. Our rural nation was about the business of peace, prosperity and progress. Americans were optimistic and self-confident. In the 35 years since the Civil War the United States had become the first among the world’s industrial powers. The rise of new technologies was transforming America and the world from the good old days to complex modern times. Muckraking journalists published exposes on many moral problems: child labor, teeming slums, widespread offenses by corrupt politicians and ruthless corporations. This history symposium will explore some of the stories of this new century:

  • The Partnership between Theodore Roosevelt and J.P. Morgan that Remade American Business.
  • A Study of the Trans-Siberian Railway.
  • Reformers and Risk-Takers in Reno.
  • The Birth of Conservation and the National Forest Service.
  • Ida Tarbell – The Investigative Journalist who took down Standard Oil.
  • Picasso – A Chautauqua performance.
  • The 1908 Around the World Race won by the Museum’s 1907 Thomas Flyer – A Chautauqua performance by the race driver’s great-grandson.
  • The Auto Industry and Beginning of Henry Ford’s Dynasty.
  • A hands on look at the Beginning of the Modern Car.
  • Activities and much more!

Registration is $60. Meals are extra. Seating is limited. Questions? Please call (775) 333-9300 or email Pre-registration is required of all participants.

The Museum has a new caterer, Roundabout Catering, that has developed a wonderful menu for Wednesday and Thursday’s dinners and Saturday’s lunch.

Teachers Earn One Inservice Credit

The Museum will be applying to the Nevada Department of Education for Teachers to Earn One Inservice Credit. The Museum has received this annually for its symposiums.

This program is made possible by a grant from Nevada Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities

NEVADA Humanities
National Endowment for the Humanities

Additional sponsors include the Washoe County School District and the 20th Century Automobile Endowment Fund

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20th Century Automotive