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Reflections on Pyramid Lake exhibit opens at the UNR’s Knowledge Center
The new exhibit at the University of Nevada, Reno’s Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center opened last night to a packed house in the Wells Fargo Auditorium.
Attendees enjoyed the stories by native-language specialist Ben Aleck and presentation of cultural and environmental issues by Ralph Burns. Both are members of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe. Bernard Mergen, who grew up on the shores of Pyramid Lake and is a professor emeritus at George Washington University, offered an historical perspective on Pyramid Lake’s people, the Truckee River, and Pyramid Lake as an icon of western expansion.
Bernard Mergen (Emeritus Professor George Washington University), and Ralph Burns and Ben Aleck of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe offer unique perspectives and stories about fabled Pyramid Lake.
The exhibit features “paintings, photographs and other artifacts such as cradleboards, baskets, pelican eggs and a rattlesnake from Anaho Island,” according to a press release from UNR.
Reflections on Pyramid Lake Exhibit at UNR Knowledge Center: Tim O’Sullivan photo of Pyramid Lake’s Pyramid in 1867
Derby Dam (1905) diverts Truckee River Water away from Pyramid Lake
Reflections on Pyramid Lake Exhibit at UNR Knowledge Center: Pyramid Lake’s Pyramid in 1967
The exhibit is open now through September 2015. It is well worth a visit to UNR’s Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center. Paid parking is available on the top floor parking garage on N. Virginia Street. More information: contact Donnelyn Curtis at Special Collections & University Archives, 775-682-5668 or [email protected]