National Automobile Museum Presents Historical Thursday Talk on the 1890s Technological Revolutions: Autos & Electricity

Press Release ( - Reno, Nevada - Jun 01, 2018 - The National Automobile Museum has announced its next topic for the Second Thursday Talks will feature a discussion on 1890s Technological Revolutions: Autos & Electricity.

It will be held on Thursday, June 14, 2018, 1:30 – 2 p.m., in the Museum’s Theatre. Enjoy a 30-minute talk, Q&A, refreshments and a unique piece of history.

Cost: Free to Museum members. Included with paid admission. Otherwise, $5 per person to attend the talk.
Talk: 1890s Technological Revolutions: Autos & Electricity
Speaker: Presented by automotive historian William N. Cathey, Ph.D.

William N. Cathey recently retired as Vice Provost of the University of Nevada, Reno.  His career at UNR began in 1967.  Prior to serving as Vice Provost, Cathey held a succession of positions including Associate Vice President; Acting Vice President for Academic Affairs; Faculty Senate Chair; Physics Department Chair, and Professor of Physics.

Cathey’s teaching experience includes introductory through graduate-level physics, modern physics, mechanics, electricity and magnetism, solid state, thermodynamics, and electronics.  He has also team taught an interdisciplinary course on the history and social impact of the automobile and has participated in many National Automobile Museum History Symposiums. Cathey holds a B.S. in Engineering Physics, University of Tennessee, 1961; M.S. in Physics, University of Tennessee 1962; and Ph.D. in Physics, University of Tennessee, 1966.

For more information about the National Automobile Museum, named one of America’s Top 10 Automobile Museums, visit or call 775-333-9300.

About The National Automobile Museum (The Harrah Collection)

One of America’s Top 10 Automobile Museums, the National Automobile Museum showcases more than 200 remarkable automobiles. It features theatre presentations and audio tours in English and Spanish through 100,000 square-feet of galleries, exhibits and vibrant street scenes and accompanying artifacts that bring displays to life. The museum is a dynamic and popular venue for special events as intimate as 60 and as large as 1,200 guests. It also features the Nevada Space Center, home of the Challenger Learning Center of Northern Nevada. For more information, visit

Hours of Operation
Mon. – Sat.:  9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Sun.: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 


Adults              $12
Seniors            $10 (62 and older)
Junior              $8 (6 to 18 years old)
Children          Free (5 and younger)
Members         Free

Source : National Automobile Museum

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