April 2020

Sharon Honig-Bear: A Taste for History

  • Date: Sunday, April 5, 2020 (first Sunday)
  • Time: 12:30 PM
  • Location: Reno Downtown Library, 301 South Center Street, Reno

Sharon Honig-BearCome savor a visual history of local food, drink and the industries that surround them! "Edible Traditions" columnist Sharon Honig-Bear has fashioned a presentation based on her past four years of columns in Edible Reno Tahoe magazine. There are new images that were never published in the magazine. Discover unknown stories like sugar beet production in Fallon, Chicken Soup Hot Springs in Washoe Valley and the turkey farms near where Park Lane once stood. The presentation is fast-moving and full of surprises about your backyard—the food that was once enjoyed in the area.

Sharon Honig-Bear is a long-time board member and tour leader for Historic Reno Preservation Society. In addition, she was a restaurant columnist for the Reno Gazette-Journal and is now a columnist for Edible Reno Tahoe magazine.


Debbie Hinman: Alice's Journey

  • Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2020 (third Wednesday)
  • Time: 5:30 PM
  • Location: Northwest Library, 2325 Robb Drive, Reno

Debbie HinmanIn 1909, intrepid 22-year-old Alice Ramsey made history as the first female cross-country motorist, driving a Maxwell DA from New York to San Francisco in 59 days. Coming through Reno in August, she stayed overnight in the Riverside Hotel. Hear about her amazing journey in a time before interstate highways and before most women had even considered learning to drive.

Debbie Hinman is a Reno native and UNR graduate. Active with HRPS since 2004, she is a researcher and writer for HRPS's quarterly publication, FootPrints, a walking tour guide and a board member. She is also a member of the City of Reno Historical Resources Commission. She credits Pat Klos' early HRPS walking tours with sparking her interest in local history.