AGA Lecture Series – Thurs., April 18th

American Gaming Archives
Lecture Series – Fireside Chat
Thursday, April 18, 2019
Wine & Cheese Reception – 5:30 pm
Lecture – 6:00 pm

Howard Herz, guest speaker
Lecture – Murder and Mayhem on the South Shore of Lake Tahoe

The Nevada Historical Society is hosting its third lecture series that celebrates one of the state’s most important industries: gaming.

The American Gaming Archives Lecture Series is scheduled for Thursday, April 18th with a wine and cheese reception at 5:30 p.m. followed by the lecture with Howard Herz beginning at 6:00 p.m.

A historical accounting of two homicides in association with gaming clubs on the South Shore of Lake Tahoe. The first concerns the murder of a partner in the Tahoe Village Casino by “Russian Louie” Strauss following a partner dispute. The second involves the bombing of Richard Chartrand inferred as part of a partner dispute possibly involving hidden interests in Barney’s Club.

Serving as Moderator for the evening is Dr. Michael Fischer, former Director of the Department of Cultural Affairs.

The NHS American Gaming Archives collections were created in 2006 as a home for gambling history in both manuscript and artifact form. The archive’s collection includes manufacturer’s records and artifacts from the major gambling manufacturing companies that sold gaming paraphernalia throughout the United States and the Caribbean.

Admission to this fascinating lecture is $5 for adults; free for members and children 17 and younger.