Reno, Nevada. Feb. 21, 2014. Set sail for adventure in the new exhibit coming to the Wilbur D. May Museum. “Treasure: Riches, Rogues, and Relics” explores the world of hidden wealth -- from sunken treasure and royal jewels to remnants of early civilizations and Nevada gems and minerals. Discover the people behind some of the world's greatest finds, including famous rulers like Queen Elizabeth and Napoleon, and ruthless pirates like Blackbeard and Anne Bonny. Uncover the myths and legends of lost mines and forgotten fortunes around the world and in your own backyard. Children of all ages will love the learning about the search for treasure throughout time and can even get hands on in several interactive stations. What will you discover?
The exhibit kicks off on March 8 and 9 with an opening weekend full of special events. Teachers and educators can show their school ID for free admission. Visitors can enter in a raffle for amazing door prizes. Reno’s favorite food truck, Gourmelt, will serve up lunch in the parking lot on opening day. Related programming and special events are scheduled throughout the three-month exhibit, including arts & crafts, historical reenactors, lectures, and more.
What: Treasure: Riches, Rogues, and Relics
When: Saturday, March 8 – Sunday, June 8 (Wednesdays – Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. & Sundays, Noon – 4 p.m.)
Where: Wilbur D. May Museum, Rancho San Rafael Regional Park, 1595 N. Sierra Street, Reno
Cost: $9.00 adults, $8.00 children and seniors, $6.00 group rate (15 or more)
Contact: (775) 785-5961 or www.maycenter.com
Located within Rancho San Rafael Regional Park, the Wilbur D. May Center is managed by the Washoe County Community Services Department and continues to receive generous support from the Wilbur May Foundation.