Bartley Ranch hosts series of art, music and guided tours

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Updated: 6/30/2014 1:35 pm
RENO, Nev. ( & KRNV) -- The Western Heritage Interpretive Center at Bartley Ranch Regional Park will come to life in July with images that capture the beauty and splendor of the Silver State, according to Washoe County Sparks spokesperson Ranger Andrew Brown.

In the spirit of celebrating Nevada’s 150th Anniversary of Statehood, photographers from throughout the region will have their favorite Nevada themed pieces on display during the 'Home Means Nevada' photography exhibit. The exhibit is part of the Evenings on the Ranch entertainment series.

The 'Evenings on the Ranch' series begins Wednesday, July 2, and will continue for the next three Wednesdays. The programs will feature free family entertainment on the Plaza by Northern Nevada Bluegrass Association and Silver State Young Chautauqua beginning at 7 p.m. July 2. Cowboy Poet Tony Argento and Silver State Young Chautauqua will perform at 6:45 p.m. July 9, Country Western music by Charlie Edsall and Wild Horse Drive will be featured at 7 p.m. on July 16, and the Bluegrass group Sierra Silver Strings performs at 7 p.m. July 23.

If live music isn't in your wheelhouse, come out earlier to see the famous, Historic Ranch buildings open for display Wednesday evenings starting at 6 p.m. Refreshments will be available. Join the Rangers for a guided hike Thursday, July 10, as part of Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation’s Discover Your Parks summer evening walks at 7 p.m. The events are free to the public but donations are encouraged.

The official Nevada Sesquicentennial Exhibit will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., from July 1-31. The Western Heritage Interpretive Center and Bartley Ranch Regional Park is located at 6000 Bartley Ranch Road, Reno.

The exhibit is free and free ranch tours will be given July 2, July 9, July 16, and July 23 at 6 p.m., with music beginning at 6:45 p.m. For more information contact Bartley Ranch Regional Park Office at (775) 828-6612 or
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