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WHAT: Grand Opening, Northern Nevada African American Firefighter Museum (NNAAFM).
WHEN: Saturday, February 26, 11am to Noon
WHERE: 218 Kennedy Drive
In honor of Black History Month, please join us in celebrating the grand opening of the Northern Nevada African American Firefighter Museum (NNAAFM).
Our Story, Inc. (OSI), is proud to share the experiences of the unsung heroes in Northern Nevada and excited to announce the opening of our Northern Nevada African American Firefighter Museum (NNAAFM) which will be housed in the historic Black Springs Volunteer Fire Department building located at 218 Kennedy Drive in the Grandview Terrace area North of Reno in a small community known by some as Black Springs.
From the 1950s to the 1980s this community consisted of Nevadans who created opportunities for themselves through hard work, tenacious appeals for equal access to public help, and fighting for civil rights. Because of their perseverance, the Black Springs community built the community’s infrastructure and fire department which was housed in the building OSI will use for the NNAAFM.
Contact Demetrice P. Dalton at 775-395-9188 for more information