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Celtic Heritage Exhibit and Celebrations

Sparks Heritage Museum
February 18, 2012 -April 30, 2012


 

The Sparks Museum welcomes you to their new Celtic Heritage Exhibit. The third in a series of community based cultural heritage exhibits; this unusual display is a compilation of over thirty different people’s private collections and features artifacts as old as 30-40 AD.   For the next three months visitors will have the opportunity to learn about Celtic traditions and customs, not only in the Museum but through dance and music performances in the Cultural Center as well.
 
The term Celtic (pronounced Keltic) is often misunderstood. The Celtic nations are comprised of six territories in Northwest Europe whose Celtic language and cultural traits have survived to modern day. The recognized Celtic nations are Brittany (in northwest France), Cornwall (in southwestern Great Britain), Ireland, the Isle of Man, Scotland, and Wales. The exhibit features over 100 artifacts from four of the six territories and has fun interactive features that allow you to play a virtual bagpipe or look up your Tartan.
 
“Due to the influence of the railroad Sparks has a particularly strong presence of Celtic descendents,” says Anthea Humphreys, Executive Director of the Sparks Museum. “The exhibit contains artifacts from the 1700’s that are personal and significant to our present day residents. Equally exciting are the upcoming dance and musical performances by local talent that we are scheduling in our new Cultural Center.”
 
Following is preview of what is in store over the next few months:
 
Saturday, April 21 – 6:30 to 9:00 pm – Tartan Day Scottish Clans Reception & Celtic Jam
You are invited to a fun-filled evening with the Nevada Society of Scottish Clans. Learn about Scottish customs and traditions during this fun filled evening of music. 
Cost: $5 for Adults, Children 12 and under free. Museum Members: FREE.
 
 
Sunday, April 29 – 2:00 to 3:00 pm - Sierra Early Music Society Recorder Concert
Learn about the history of these Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque instruments as twelve talented musicians perform melodious tunes on their Recorders. Afterwards there will be an opportunity for children and adults try it themselves.
Cost: $5 for Adults, Children 12 and under free. Museum Members: FREE.
No matter what your ancestry celebrate Celtic Heritage at the Sparks Museum and Cultural Center. The Museum is fully Volunteer operated and donation funded. Admission is $5 for Adults, Members and Children 12 and under are free. HOURS: Museum & Train – Sat. & Sun. 1 to 4 pm, Museum Only Tues. to Fri. 11 am to 4 pm.

 

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