Historic presentations at Mormon Station State Historic Park on Saturday, June 23

GENOA,Nev.– Nevada State Parks invites the public to enjoy a day of free historical presentations at Mormon Station State Historic Park on Saturday, June 23.  The outdoor presentations, under large shade trees, will begin at 10 a.m. and end at 4 p.m.  Each presentation is approximately 30 to 45 minutes long, with time for questions at the end.  Bring lawn chairs, but please leave pets at home.  The following is a schedule of the presentations:

  • 10 a.m. – Cindy Southerland, Cemeteries of Carson City and Carson Valley
  • 11:30 a.m. – Doris Dwyer, Chautauqua presentation of Margaret Breen (Donner Party Survivor)
  • 1 p.m. –   Bob Stewart, Friends of Mark Twain
  • 2:30 p.m. –   Fred Horlacher, The Stevens-Townsend-Murphy Party, the first wagon train into California in 1844.

 Members of the Truckee Meadows and Sierra Nevada Mormon Pioneers will also be on-site demonstrating rope making, Dutch-oven cooking, musket firing, pioneer toys, and pioneer tools. 

WHEN: Saturday, June 23, 2012 10 a.m. to 4 p.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 ofReno viaU.S. Highway.

 WHO: This event is open to the public. Two of the speakers are sponsored by the Nevada Humanities Committee and their presentations are made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

 COST: Museum admission is $1 for adults; children 12 and under are free.  Historical presentations are free.

 CONTACT: For more information, please contact the park at 775-782-2590.

 MORE:  Bring a lawn chair, beverage, and picnic lunch.  Be sure to visit the log-cabin museum to discover more early Nevada history