Museum sponsors old-time engine expo |

Museum sponsors old-time engine expo

John HartCarl Mehiz, museum docent Shelley Alger and director Ron Sturgell examine an 1895 four-horsepower Brown /Cochran engine.
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The Grass Valley Video History Museum will present an “Antique Power Exposition” Saturday at Memorial Park in Grass Valley before closing for the season.

The museum hopes to attract a family crowd with its display of old-time gas-powered and steam engines, as well as many vintage videos of Nevada County.

“The old engines will be there, along with the video showings,” museum director Ron Sturgell said.

“There will also be old photos of Nevada County on display. We’re going to have a lot of fun,” Sturgell added.

The films include “Grass Valley Gold” at 10 a.m., “Changing Times of a Gold Rush Town” at noon, “Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad” at 2 p.m. and “Truckee Basin 1928” at 4 p.m.

Attendees are also invited to view the newly installed Memorial Wall, with its names of Nevada County veterans.

The Grass Valley Video History Museum has held only one other exposition this year. Sturgell says it is a labor of love.

“The majority of us are volunteers. (The volunteers] are extremely needed by the museum … It wouldn’t be possible without them.”

The museum’s volunteers will be honored later this year. “We are going to have a special recognition ceremony for the volunteers – just to thank them for all the support that they give to the museum,” Sturgell said.


WHAT: Antique Power Exposition 2002

WHEN: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Grass Valley Video History Museum at Memorial Park, Grass Valley.


INFO: 274-1126

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