Events

HRPS Night at the Movies - "Apartment for Peggy"

Movie Poster for Apartment For PeggyJoin us for a bit of nostalgia and a view of the 1940s University of Nevada, Reno campus.

  • Date: Wednesday, November 28, 2018
  • Time: Doors open at 6:00 pm, Movie starts at 6:30 pm
  • Location: Reno Little Theater (RLT), 147 East Pueblo (between Holcomb and Wells)
  • Tickets: $16/pp, sold through RLT, access here (75 seats available). This is a fundraiser to support HRPS' Neighborhood Preservation Fund.

We will occasionally stop the movie to point out Reno scenes and talk about the history of movie and the location.

Reno Little Theater's concession stand will be open at 6:00 pm (and during intermission), so grab a beverage and enjoy a relaxing (and interesting) time.

Apartment for Peggy is a 1948 American comedy-drama film about a depressed professor whose spirits are lifted when he rents part of his home to a young couple. It was based on the novelette An Apartment for Jenny by Faith Baldwin. Campus exteriors were filmed at the University of Nevada, Reno. The Plot: Peggy (Jeanne Crain) is an exuberant young woman married to Jason Taylor (William Holden), a veteran going to college on the G.I. Bill in hopes of becoming a teacher. The two are attempting to adjust to the boom years of the late 1940s. While Jason takes classes, the couple has little money and needs a place to stay. They are recommended to Henry Barnes (Edmund Gwenn), a philosophy professor who has planned to commit suicide. However, meeting the Taylors revives Barnes, as their positive attitudes make him realize he still has a purpose in life.

Historic 4th Street Brewery Tour

(This Event Took Place on October 7, 2018)

1940s 4th Street looking East with a view of Sierra BreweryTake a stroll along a stretch of Reno's historic 4th Street corridor and hear stories about how the area developed. We will talk about the history of beer brewing in this area, a legacy recently revived by several business owners in the district. We will also touch on the various industries that have characterized this corridor since its inception.

During the half-mile walk, we will stop in Pigeon Head Brewery, Lead Dog Brewing, and the Depot for beer tastings and building tours. The price includes tastings at all three breweries. Space is limited.

Tickets are $30 per person for HRPS members and $45 per person for non-members.

Please note: Must be 21 or over to join this tour. The route includes uneven surfaces that may not be accessible for wheelchairs. Carpooling to the event is encouraged, as this event will coincide with the Lincoln Highway Tweed Ride and parking may be limited. Tickets are non-refundable.

Proceeds from this tour support the Historic Reno Preservation Society, a local 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting historic resources in the Truckee Meadows through education, advocacy, and leadership.