Bowers Mansion to open for tours May 18

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Updated: 5/14/2013 11:37 am
CARSON CITY, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- . The recently renovated historic Bowers Mansion in Washoe Valley will re-open for tours this weekend for the first time since 2009.

Two $100,000 grants from the State Historic Preservation Office Commission on Cultural Affairs were received for the seismic and structural rehabilitation of the mansion. In addition, the Mansion’s spring-fed swimming pool will re-open June 8. The William N. Pennington Foundation donated $150,000 to renovate the Bowers Pool, which has also been closed since 2009.

There will be a series of programs entitled “Programs on the Porch” at 7 p.m. Friday evenings May 31-June 28. Washoe County Parks Ranger Jerry Buzzard will host the programs, which will include music and guest speakers and are free with donations accepted.

WHAT: Bowers Mansion re-opening begins Saturday, May 18. Bowers Pool re-opening begins Saturday, June 8.
WHERE: 4005 US Highway 395 North, Carson City, NV 89704 (21 miles south of Reno on old US 395).
WHEN: Tours are Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. through September 29. Tours are on the hour at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
COST: Tour rates: adult, ages 18-61 are $8, children 6-17 are $5, seniors 62+ are $5 and children 5 and under are free.

Group tours can be coordinated by calling (775) 849-0201.

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