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Nevada State Museum, Carson City, to hold tour guide training this month

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CARSON CITY — With Nevada’s 150th birthday celebration about to kick off, the Nevada State Museum in Carson City is offering interested volunteers a chance to make friends, learn history and become part of the party. Tour guide training will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 17, 18, 24 and 25 at the museum, 600 N. Carson St. in Carson City.

No experience is necessary but volunteers are asked to be available at least four hours per month and to be curious and enthusiastic about Nevada’s rich cultural and natural heritage. Volunteers will train to give tours to school-aged children and to adults.

The training sessions will have a special emphasis on the explorer John C. Fremont, also known as the Pathfinder, in preparation for the exhibit “Finding Fremont: Pathfinder of the West,” coming in 2014. Hands-on training sessions also will feature Nevada and Great Basin history. Presenters include historian Guy Rocha and museum curators Bob Nylen, Gene Hattori and George Baumgardner. The program also includes sessions on storytelling, plants and mineralogy.

Training and materials are free, but volunteers are asked to bring something to share for potlucks on the training Tuesdays.

For details and to sign up, contact Deborah Stevenson and [email protected] or 775-687-4810, ext. 237.

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Chris Moran
Chris Moranhttp://travelnevada.com
Chris Moran has lived in Reno since 1996, and currently works at the Nevada Division of Tourism as a public relations specialist. She is a former editor and writer at the Reno Gazette-Journal, and has a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of California, Berkeley. Her hobbies include skiing, hiking, reading, photography, coffee and coffeehouses, and exploring Nevada. Check out her blog at www.ChrisinNevada.wordpress.com.

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