Group planning tour of historic Reno |

Group planning tour of historic Reno

The Nevada Women’s History Project is offering a guided tour of the Twentieth Century Club in Reno and surrounding neighborhood focusing on the important historical women who resided and worked there.

Some architecturally significant homes along Riverside Drive, Jones Street, First Street, and Court Street will be explored. Time will be spent inside the beautiful former home of the Twentieth Century Club, Reno’s first women’s organization, founded in 1894.

The tour will be led by Holly Walton-Buchanan, author of “Historic Houses and Buildings of Reno, Nevada: A Walking Tour and Architectural Guide.”

A special feature will be a tour of the Twentieth Century Club building, now owned by attorney John White. You will learn about Reno’s first activists – such as Libby Booth, Echo Loder, and Hannah Clapp – who worked for women’s suffrage, planted the first trees along Riverside Drive, founded Reno’s first kindergarten, and literally cleaned up the dirty streets of downtown Reno.

The tour is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 18 at 9 a.m. Meeting place is the parking lot of the McKinley Park Recreation Center, at the southeast corner of Keystone and Jones. After a two-mile stroll, the group will meet for lunch at 1 p.m. at Daughters Café (corner of Bell and First streets), where current members of the Twentieth Century Club will enlighten participants with stories about the women who have kept their organization alive and well for 114 years.

To register, send your check for $25 (includes $15 for lunch plus $10 donation to Nevada Women’s History Project) to: NWHP, 770 Smithridge Drive, Suite 300, Reno, NV 89502-0708. For further information, contact Holly Walton-Buchanan at