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CANCELED – 2020 Second Thursday Talk – Henry Joy’s 1915 Road Trip

The National Automobile Museum has Postponed the Annual History Symposium Due to COVID–19 Virus

The National Automobile Museum has decided to cancel the planned Second Thursday talk that was set for April 9, 2020 in Reno, NV. A  new date may be scheduled for this talk in the future.

Detroit to San Francisco in his Packard

By Historian Jim Bonar

The National Automobile Museum’s topic for the April Second Thursday Talk will feature a presentation on Henry Joy’s 1915 Road Trip Detroit to San Francisco in his Packard

It will be held on Thursday, April 9, 2020, 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: Henry Joy’s 1915 Road Trip
Detroit to San Francisco in his Packard

Speaker: Presented by historian Jim Bonar

About The Speaker: Jim Bonar is a former high school teacher, who finished his career as a math teacher at Sparks High School. His retirement interests include the preservation of historical trails, roads, American Western history, skiing, hiking, woodworking, and extreme off-roading in a Jeep.

Bonar became interested in “roads” as a young child in Green River, Wyoming, while watching the traffic pass through town on Highway 30, also known as the Lincoln Highway. The Lincoln Highway Association was formed in the early 1990s and Jim became a charter member. Currently he serves as the Association’s national Board member for Nevada. For a number of years, he has been giving presentations about western historical events and always enjoys passing on his enchantment of how the West was settled.