Free Chautauqua-style presentation at Mormon Station August 20

2009 08 13 mormon station Free Chautauqua style presentation at Mormon Station August 20

GENOA, Nev. – Nevada State Parks invites the public to attend a free Chautauqua-style presentation at Mormon Station State Historic Park on Saturday, August 20, 2011 at 10 a.m.

Doris Dwyer, professor of history at Western Nevada College, will give a portrayal of Sara Royce, one of the few female forty-niners on the California Trail, who followed her husband and his dream of riches in California. Learn how Sara’s commitment to a “traditional world” influenced her to open a school and educate the children of Grass Valley, California.

The outdoor presentation is at 10 a.m. and lasts about 45 minutes with time for questions afterwards. Visitors are asked to bring lawn chairs and a beverage. Dogs will not be allowed at the presentation.

WHAT: Free Chautauqua-style Presentation of Sara Royce

WHEN: Saturday, August 20, 2011, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

WHERE: Mormon Station State Historic Park, in Genoa , a 20 minute drive from Carson City, via U.S Highway 395, and 20 minutes from South Lake Tahoe, via state Route 207 and Foothill Road. Genoa is approximately a one hour drive south of Reno via U.S. Highway 395.

WHO: The outdoor presentations are open to the public. Doris Dwyer’s presentation is made possible by “Humanities on the Road” and is sponsored by the Nevada Humanities Committee and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

MORE: Bring a lawn chair and picnic lunch to enjoy a day at the park. Be sure to visit the log-cabin museum. Admission is $1 for adults; children 12 and under are free. For more information, please contact the park at 775-782-2590.