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Mark your calendars for the NHS High Noon: Shootout with Neal Cobb History Lectures!

The Nevada Historical Society is working with the Washoe County Library to provide our monthly lecture series on all things Nevada by Zoom. The fall lecture series starts back again on the third Thursday in November. We want to give a shout-out to the Washoe County Library System for helping NHS provide our online lectures.

High Noon: Shootout with Neal Cobb is 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 speaker as we explore interesting topics and join in the audience conversations.

Baby Face Nelson
Michael Fischer

February 17, 2022 – Noon – ZOOM LECTURE
Guest Speaker: Dr. Michael Fischer, Nevada Historian
Title: Baby Face Nelson in Nevada

Lester Gillis aka Baby Face Nelson had a short and violent life. To my knowledge, he is the only most wanted criminal in America who lived in Nevada during the period when he was most wanted. Who and what brought him here and how many times was he in the state? We will learn about what he did during his time in Nevada and how he is connected to one of the most famous disappearances in Nevada history! You will learn about the case during this program.

Biography:

Dr. Michael E. Fischer was appointed Director of the Department of Cultural Affairs by Governor Gibbons in 2007 and served in the Sandoval Administration until Cultural Affairs was merged with Tourism. Prior to that, he practiced dentistry in Gardnerville for 31 years. Fischer served eight years as a Douglas County Commissioner.

Dr. Fischer brings many years of private sector cultural affairs management. He has served several terms on the Board of Directors of the Western Folklife Center. A life member, who is who serves on the board of the Douglas County Historical Society. He is currently on the boards of the Thunderbird Lodge Preservation Society and the Nevada Agricultural Foundation.

His interest in Nevada History began as a child when his family visited historic sites around the state. He continues to be involved with the H.F. Dangberg Home Ranch into one of Douglas County’s newest and oldest attractions.

https://events.washoecountylibrary.us/event/8449263

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02/17/2022 12:00:0002/17/2022 13:00:00America/Los_AngelesHigh Noon – FebruaryMark your calendars for the NHS High Noon: Shootout with Neal Cobb History Lectures! The Nevada Historical Society is working with the Washoe County Library to provide our monthly lecture series on all things Nevada by Zoom. The fall lecture series starts back again on the third Thursday in November. We want to give a shout-out to the Washoe County Library System for helping NHS provide our online lectures. High Noon: Shootout with Neal Cobb is 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 speaker as we explore interesting topics and join in the audience conversations. [caption id="attachment_5699" align="alignnone" width="181"] Baby Face Nelson[/caption] [caption id="attachment_5698" align="alignnone" width="185"] Michael Fischer[/caption] February 17, 2022 - Noon - ZOOM LECTURE Guest Speaker: Dr. Michael Fischer, Nevada Historian Title: Baby Face Nelson in Nevada Lester Gillis aka Baby Face Nelson had a short and violent life. To my knowledge, he is the only most wanted criminal in America who lived in Nevada during the period when he was most wanted. Who and what brought him here and how many times was he in the state? We will learn about what he did during his time in Nevada and how he is connected to one of the most famous disappearances in Nevada history! You will learn about the case during this program. Biography: Dr. Michael E. Fischer was appointed Director of the Department of Cultural Affairs by Governor Gibbons in 2007 and served in the Sandoval Administration until Cultural Affairs was merged with Tourism. Prior to that, he practiced dentistry in Gardnerville for 31 years. Fischer served eight years as a Douglas County Commissioner. Dr. Fischer brings many years of private sector cultural affairs management. He has served several terms on the Board of Directors of the Western Folklife Center. A life member, who is who serves on the board of the Douglas County Historical Society. He is currently on the boards of the Thunderbird Lodge Preservation Society and the Nevada Agricultural Foundation. His interest in Nevada History began as a child when his family visited historic sites around the state. He continues to be involved with the H.F. Dangberg Home Ranch into one of Douglas County’s newest and oldest attractions. https://events.washoecountylibrary.us/event/8449263Reno, NV
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02/17/202202/17/2022
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