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Weekend of free events at Mormon Station State Historic Park, June 18-19

By ThisIsReno

GENOA, Nev. – Nevada State Parks invites the public to a weekend of free historic events at Mormon Station State Historic Park.  For more information, please contact the park at 775-782-2590.

June 18: Pioneer Living History Day

Bring the family and enjoy a living history day with the Sierra Nevada and Truckee Meadows Mormon Pioneers.  Learn how to make rope and corn-husk dolls, watch Dutch-oven cooking demonstrations, have children play pioneer games, see tools used by early pioneers and enjoy the cannon, muskets and black powder rifles fired each hour, on the hour throughout the day.

WHEN: Saturday, June 18, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WHERE: Mormon Station State Historic Park, in Genoa , a 20 minute drive from Carson City, via U.S Highway 395, and 20 minutes from South Lake Tahoe, via state Route 207 and Foothill Road.  Genoa is approximately a one hour drive south of Reno via U.S. Highway.

WHO: The events are open to the public and suitable for all ages.

MORE: Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy a day at the park.  Be sure to visit the log-cabin museum and see an 1862 Light Cavalry swordon display for the first time in more than 40 years.  Admission is $1 for adults; children 12 and under are free.

June 19: Snowshoe Thompson Celebration

Celebrate Snowshoe Thompson with folk products displayed by the Sons and Daughters of Norway, Norwegian dancers, Norwegian fjord horses with a cart and a Chautauqua presentation of Snowshoe Thompson, the man who carried the mail in the late 1800s from Genoa to Placerville twice a month for twenty years.

WHEN: Sunday, June 19, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

WHERE: Mormon Station State Historic Park, in Genoa , a 20 minute drive from Carson City, via U.S Highway 395, and 20 minutes from South Lake Tahoe, via state Route 207 and Foothill Road.  Genoa is approximately a one hour drive south of Reno via U.S. Highway.

WHO: The events are open to the public and suitable for all ages.

MORE: Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy a day at the park.  Be sure to visit the log-cabin museum and see an 1862 Light Cavalry sword on display for the first time in more than 40 years.  Admission is $1 for adults; children 12 and under are free.