Cindy Ainsworth

Cindy Ainsworth, Historic Reno Preservation Society

A native of Los Angeles, Cindy Ainsworth moved to Reno with her husband in 1978 and worked in publishing and at the National Automobile Museum, where she could indulge her passion for transportation history. In 1997, she helped to found the Historic Reno Preservation Society (HRPS), and regularly leads a historical walking tour of East 4th Street. She is also a member of the Lincoln Highway Association’s Nevada chapter. Photo by Patrick Cummings

Full Oral History Transcript

Interviewed in 2012, Cindy Ainsworth, a founder of the Historic Reno Preservation Society, recalls her reaction upon first viewing the intact condition of equipment inside the historic Eveleth Lumber mill building. Recorded by Alicia Barber.


Cindy Ainsworth remembers the historic walking tour that led her, Pat Klos, and Nancy Holmes to found the Historic Reno Preservation Society (HRPS)in 1997. Recorded by Alicia Barber.


Historic preservationist Cindy Ainsworth recalls efforts to install a plaque on Reno's North Virginia Street commemorating the tailor shop owned by Jacob Davis, founder of the riveted denim jeans he patented with Levi Strauss. Recorded by Alicia Barber.