Historic presentations at Mormon Station State Historic Park on Saturday, July 14

GENOA,Nev.– Nevada State Parks invites the public to enjoy a day of free historical presentations atMormonStationStateHistoricParkon Saturday, July 14.  The outdoor presentations, under large shade trees, will begin at 10 a.m. and end around 4 p.m.  Each presentation is approximately 30 to 45 minutes long, with time for questions at the end.  Folding chairs will be available; feel free to bring lawn chairs.  Please leave pets at home.  The following is a schedule of the presentations:

  • 10 a.m. –  StanleyPaher,Western NevadaGhosts and Ghost Trails
  • 11:30 a.m. –  Laurie Hickey, The Emigrant Trail – 1848 to 1851
  • 1 p.m. –   Bob Ellison, Ranch One, TheFirstLandClaim inNevada
  • 2:30 p.m. –   Frank Mullen, Jr., Donner Party:  The Tragedy of a Doomed Wagon Train

 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, July 14, 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 fromSouth Lake Tahoe, via state Route 207 andFoothill Road. Genoa is approximately a one hour drive south ofReno viaU.S. Highway.

 WHO: This event is open to the public. One of the speakers is sponsored by the Nevada Humanities Committee and his presentation is 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 earlyNevada history.