For Immediate Release
Reno, Nevada. May 14, 2013
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
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.
CONTACT: Group tours can be coordinated by calling (775) 849-0201.
Bowers Mansion offers a rare glimpse into Nevada life during the 1860s. The mansion was built in 1864 by Comstock millionaires L.S. “Sandy” Bowers and his wife Allison Oram. Their story reflects the rags-to-riches-to-rags tales so commonly associated with Nevada’s first silver boom. Along with the history, visitors are sure to enjoy the beauty of the mansion’s
For more information, visit www.washoecounty.us/parks.