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by Tribune Staff
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Fred 
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Fred Horlacher
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SPARKS — The infamous Fred Horlacher, a retired Reed High School history teacher, Nevada Humanities speaker and a talented Chautauqua performer, will retell the story of the ill-fated Donner Party in a two-part series, May 23 and 24 at 7 p.m. in the Sparks Heritage Museum’s Cultural Center. 

The city of Sparks recently declared a Fred Horlacher History Day to honor his dedication to teaching and preserving of local and regional history. If you have not had the pleasure of attending  one of Fred’s lively and often humorous lectures don’t miss this opportunity. Young and old alike are enraptured by his storytelling.

Tickets cost $10 per lecture per person.  Price includes admission to the museum. The museum will be open at 6 p.m. and the lecture will begin at 7 p.m. upstairs in the Cultural Center. To purchase tickets, call the museum at 355-1144. The Sparks Heritage Museum is located at 814 Victorian Ave. on the corner at Pyramid Highway. For more information, visit www.sparksmuseum.org.
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