The Most Adventurous Kids in History
By Museum Volunteer George Canavan
Cost: Free to Museum members. Included with paid admission. Otherwise, $5 per person to attend the talk.
Talk: The Lincoln Highway. The road trip that created the Interstate Highways.
Presented by historian Jim Bonar
Speaker: A native of Long Island, NY and a graduate of Niagara University, George joined the Air Force in the Vietnam Era and worked in Aircraft Maintenance management on the B-52 flight lines of the Strategic Air Command in the USA and overseas. He achieved the rank of Captain before returning to civilian life and relocating to the Bay Area to join the emerging integrated circuit manufacturing revolution. A GI bill degree in Semiconductor Technology propelled his career as an engineer, manager, strategic planner and marketer. Employers included National Semiconductor, Amdahl Computers, Applied Materials, Lam Research, Microsoft and several startups.
In 2004, Canavan retired to Sparks, NV to pursue interests in vintage cars, hot rods and old motorcycles. He is president and co-founder of the Comstock Chapter Antique Motorcycle Club of America, and has held leadership positions in the Horseless Carriage Club of Nevada and the volunteers’ organization of the National Automobile Museum.