ELKO — The public is invited to an old-time trail dance hosted at the California Trail Center from 7 until 9 p.m. on Wednesday. Caller Rob Snow will guide this free event open to all ages and skill levels with music provided by Southwind.
Visitors also will have the opportunity to view the newest permanent exhibit, “Jumping Off,” focusing on the start of an adventure of a lifetime for thousands of immigrants to the West.
Also available are two temporary exhibits. “Seeds of Change” focuses on the exchange of plants, animals and diseases between the old and new worlds after Columbus landed in the Americas. “Gum San: Land of the Golden Mountain” honors the Chinese experience in settling the West and is on loan from the High Desert Museum in Bend, Ore.
The California National Historic Trail Interpretive Center, located eight miles west of Elko, at Hunter Exit 292, is operated by the Bureau of Land Management and is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays, through Labor Day. For more information, call 738-1849 or visit www.blm.gov/cv5c or www.californiatrailcenter.org.