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Mark you 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.

Lecture Schedule:

Thursday, November 19, 2020
Speaker, Frank Mullen, Historian, Writer and Chautauquan
Lecture Title: My Lives As A Chautauqua Performer

Chautauqua is a living history presentation in which a scholar adopts the persona of a historical figure. The performer delivers a monologue as the person from the past, answers audience questions in character and then does a short Q&A session out of character.

The program will cover: the research process for characters; writing monologues; assembling period costumes; rehearsal techniques; and preparing for the Q&As, various costumes, research materials and short videos of performances will be shown. Stories will be told.

Thursday, December 17, 2020
Speaker, Jim Bonnar, Nevada Historian
Lecture Title: Black Rock Desert: A tour through the history & Applegate trail

Chautauqua is a living history presentation in which a scholar adopts the persona of a historical figure. The performer delivers a monologue as the person from the past, answers audience questions in character and then does a short Q&A session out of character.

The program will cover: the research process for characters; writing monologues; assembling period costumes; rehearsal techniques; and preparing for the Q&As, various costumes, research materials and short videos of performances will be shown. Stories will be told.

Thursday, January 21, 2021
Speaker, Sam Macalusa, Nevada Historian
Lecture Title: The Pony Express

April 3, 2020 marks the 160th anniversary of one of the more romantic eras in the west, The Pony Express.

The freighting group of Russell, Majors and Waddell undertook the great adventure of having mail couriers travel 2,000 miles in 10 days. What about the Pony Express in Nevada? There were 29 relay stations in Nevada which were situated 20-35 miles apart. The Nevada portion of the route was 420 miles long and follows approximately where highway US 50 exists now (through the center of the state). Riders were paid $100 per month and station keepers got $125 per month. Riders carried the mail in a mochila (lightweight leather cover put over a horse’s saddle). It had 4 lockable canisters that kept the mail safe until it reached its destination. The price of postage was high.

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11/19/2020 12:00:0001/21/2021 13:00:00America/Los_AngelesHigh Noon: ShootoutReno, NV
Event StartsEvent Ends
11/19/202001/21/2021
All Day Event
12:00pm1:00pm