Historic Speakers at Mormon Station State Historic Park on Saturday, June 8

GENOA,Nev.– Mormon Station State Historic Park is beginning its Historic Speaker Series with a Chautauqua presentation by Anita Watson as Mary Oxborrow, a pioneer midwife and healer.  Then Laurie Hickey will give a presentation on the life of Dr. Eliza Cook, one of the first female doctors in Nevada.  The final presentation will be Bob Ellison talking about the life of Orson Hyde, a Mormon Church leader, responsible for “the curse of Carson Valley” and naming the town “Genoa.”  In between the speakers, visit the log cabin museum.

WHEN:  Saturday, June 8 at 11 a.m. then at 12:30 p.m. and lastly at 2 p.m.

WHERE: All presentations are outdoors, on the grass, under the shade of large trees. 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.  No dogs are allowed.

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

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

MORE: Chairs are provided, but feel free to bring your own.  Bring a picnic lunch, drinks and stay all day.


The Nevada Division of State Parks plans, develops and maintains a system of parks and recreation areas for the use and enjoyment of more than 3.3 million visitors a year. The division was established in 1963 by the Nevada Legislature to form a new state park agency within the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. The division manages and maintains 23 parks, historic sites and recreation areas in Nevada.