High Noon – People of the Comstock

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Event Series Event Series: High Noon

October 19, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

People of the Comstock
Garrett Barmore, Director of the Keck Museum
November 19, 2023 – Noon

Virtual Program. Register: https://events.washoecountylibrary.us/event/10754768

Nevada Historical Society presents High Noon with Neal Cobb, a wonderful history series that delves into fascinating Nevada topics with local experts. Neal Cobb is a passionate historian and honorary curator for the Nevada Historical Society. He loves all things Nevada. Join Neal Cobb and our monthly speakers as we explore interesting topics and join in the audience conversations.

Early Virginia City miners

People of the Comstock

At its height, Virginia City was the most populated city between San Fransisco and St. Louis. Much has been said and published about the silver barons and bankers, but who actually lived in Virginia City? In this presentation, we will discuss the diverse residents of Virginia City and what day-to-day life would have been for an average citizen.

October Speaker: Garrett Barmore, Curator, W. M. Keck Earth Science & Mineral Engineering Museum

Garrett Barmore is the Curator at the W. M. Keck Earth Science and Mineral Engineering Museum at the University of Nevada, Reno. Barmore is an alumnus of the University of Nevada, Reno and received his Master’s in Museology from the University of Washington. Garrett is very passionate about Virginia City and Nevada history.

Museum Information: Located in the Mackay School of Mines Building at the University of Nevada, Reno, the W. M. Keck Earth Science and Mineral Engineering Museum houses an outstanding collection of minerals, ores, fossil specimens and photographs, in addition to mining related relics. The museum is also home to some of the spectacular Mackay Silver Collection, created by Tiffany & Co., for John Mackay and completed in 1878.

Make sure to arrive early as we have limited seating available in our Event Space. Don’t forget, we provide free, temporary parking permits to make it easier to visit NHS!


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