The historic Fourth Ward School in Virginia City was built in 1876, housed thousands of students in the boomtown during the Comstock Lode until it finally closed its doors in 1936. After sitting dormant for 50 years, the building was brought back to life in 1986 and today it serves as a cultural and educational draw, along with being a community center.

Every year, the Fourth Ward School hosts a series of parties to assist with the maintenance of the building. Below is a list of the parties still available for 2014.

Party 15: Crystal Wind Glass Functional Art
Saturday, Oct. 11, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Sutton Residence, Reno

Party 16: ”The Girl I Left Behind Me” – Julia Bulette Fact and Fiction
Sunday, Oct. 12, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Julia Bulette Gravesite, Virginia City

Party 17: Downton Abbey Tea
Saturday, Oct. 18, 3 – 5 p.m.
Historic Fourth Ward School, Virginia City

Party 19: Coffee Roasting From A to Z to AAAHHH
Sunday, Nov. 2, 9 – 11 a.m.
The Roasting House, Virginia City

Party 20: History, Whiskey and Music
Saturday, Nov. 8, 5:30 – 8 p.m.
Historic Fourth Ward School, Virginia City

To see the pdf of all parties in 2014, click here. To reserve a spot at one of the parties above, use the corresponding link, or visit