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Writers’ Wednesday
Special Event is Back!
March 23, 2022
4:30 – 5:30 pm – Book signing and wine/cheese Reception
5:30 – 6:30 pm – Lecture

This month’s book is called “American Dude Ranch: A Touch of Cowboy and the Thrill of the West” with author Lynn Downey who will discuss her book.

Lynn Downey

Author Bio
Lynn Downey is an award-winning western historian, novelist, and consulting archivist. She is the author of Levi Strauss: The Man Who Gave Blue Jeans to the World and spoke about her book at the museum in 2017. Although she isn’t a horsewoman, she visits dude ranches often. She is also proud to say that members of her family lived in Sparks for many years in the early 20th century, and they are buried in Wadsworth.

 

Summary of Talk
The dude ranch is the original western vacation and has many connections to the history and culture of the West and the nation. Historian Lynn Downey unearthed these stories for her new book, American Dude Ranch: A Touch of the Cowboy and the Thrill of the West. Downey’s illustrated talk will follow the dude ranch from its origins 140 years ago to the ways it has influenced film, food, clothing, and the lives of women, including the story of Nevada’s divorce ranches.

The Writers’ Wednesday Lecture Series, held the second Wednesday of each month, features a different author who takes part in a book signing, a presentation and a question-and-answer session with the audience. A wine and cheese reception precedes the lecture.

The intent of the program is to highlight writers who specifically focus on Nevada, the Great Basin, or the West in general. The authors talk about the content of their books but also share details about the creative process.

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03/23/2022 16:30:0003/23/2022 18:30:00America/Los_AngelesWriters’ WednesdayWriters’ Wednesday Special Event is Back! March 23, 2022 4:30 - 5:30 pm - Book signing and wine/cheese Reception 5:30 - 6:30 pm - Lecture This month's book is called “American Dude Ranch: A Touch of Cowboy and the Thrill of the West” with author Lynn Downey who will discuss her book. [caption id="attachment_5837" align="alignleft" width="180"] Lynn Downey[/caption] Author Bio Lynn Downey is an award-winning western historian, novelist, and consulting archivist. She is the author of Levi Strauss: The Man Who Gave Blue Jeans to the World and spoke about her book at the museum in 2017. Although she isn’t a horsewoman, she visits dude ranches often. She is also proud to say that members of her family lived in Sparks for many years in the early 20th century, and they are buried in Wadsworth.   Summary of Talk The dude ranch is the original western vacation and has many connections to the history and culture of the West and the nation. Historian Lynn Downey unearthed these stories for her new book, American Dude Ranch: A Touch of the Cowboy and the Thrill of the West. Downey’s illustrated talk will follow the dude ranch from its origins 140 years ago to the ways it has influenced film, food, clothing, and the lives of women, including the story of Nevada’s divorce ranches. The Writers' Wednesday Lecture Series, held the second Wednesday of each month, features a different author who takes part in a book signing, a presentation and a question-and-answer session with the audience. A wine and cheese reception precedes the lecture. The intent of the program is to highlight writers who specifically focus on Nevada, the Great Basin, or the West in general. The authors talk about the content of their books but also share details about the creative process.Reno, NV
Event StartsEvent Ends
03/23/202203/23/2022
All Day Event
4:30pm6:30pm