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Lecture Series

June 3, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Reno Now & Then

Presented by Neal Cobb

“The significance of Virginia City and the Comstock Lode played an important part in the creation of Reno. A town where gambling, divorce, and much more put Reno on the national and international stage.

A combination of Neal’s “Reno Now & Then” books 1&2, featuring opposite pages of now and then photo comparisons provide a unique look back in time . Descriptions and historical facts, side notes on problems or adventures in the process. Most cities when they grow cover up their history. Buildings commercial & residential either lose their spot or unique identity. From a town with a personality to just another ugly city. Let’s check out Reno, Nevada.”


About Neal Cobb:

Neal Cobb was born in Reno in 1939. As an adult worked in the family business Modern Photo. Worked at KNEV-FM 95.5, Dec 25 1953 – 1980 which was Nevada’s first “Successful” FM station.

Later as a craps dealer at Harolds Club, eight years on Board of Adjustment Washoe County, eight years Washoe County Planning Commission, eleven years City of Reno Historical Resources Commission, and recognized author of two books “Reno Now and Then”, books 1 and II, and as an integral part of the Nevada Historical Society since 1988.

Lecture starts at 7pm; Doors open at 6:30pm – Purchase tickets HERE

Bar upstairs

Due to current restrictions, masks must be worn at all times. We appreciate your cooperation so that we can continue to have these events!


Piper’s Opera House
12 B. Street
Virginia City, 89440 United States
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