Three Divorcees: They Came and Stayed

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Event Series Event Series: Artown Talks

July 22, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Several of the divorce seekers who came to Reno to “take the cure,” remarried and made Nevada their permanent home.  Although it sounds like myth and urban legend, but marriages between society ladies and cowboys or other locals were renowned. This presentation will introduce you to three such divorcees who made an indelible mark on the history of Reno.  

Speaker Bio:  Debbie Hinman is a Reno native and UNR graduate. She has been a researcher, writer, and tour guide with the Historic Preservation Society for the past 20 years and has been a commissioner on the city’s Historical Resources Commission since 2016. 


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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