A World Vagabond of Diversified Interests

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Event Series Event Series: Artown Talks

July 29, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Arthur Chester Langan: Miner, polar explorer, film maker, and casino operator was born in Deadwood, South Dakota in the 1870s, his interests and career took him throughout the West, from the arctic to South America, to Europe, and ultimately to Reno. Learn about his various business ventures, his globetrotting adventures, and see images from the 1912 “Lucky” Scott polar expedition. 

Speaker Bio: Sarah Patton is the Archivist at the Nevada Historical Society, where she oversees the library, manuscripts, and photographs collections; runs the Research Library; and responds to reference inquiries. Prior to her arrival at NHS, she was the Research Services Manager at the Hoover Institution Library & Archives at Stanford University.


Every Saturday in July join us for a FREE Artown talk and tour! Nevada history is rich with characters, legends, and lore. Hear the stories of the way Nevada and Reno came to be in five short history talks. Then pick up a camera and record your own bit of our state with a photo clinic. Tour the galleries and our Educational Gallery Guides can give you the inside scoop on artifacts. Seating is limited so arrive early. The Nevada Historical is located on the UNR campus across from the Fleischmann Planetarium. Free parking passes are available. 


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