Historic Speaker Series Continues at Mormon Station State Historic Park on Saturday, July 13

GENOA, Nev.– Mormon Station State Historic Park is offering another day of historic presentations on Saturday, July 13.   The presentations begin at 11 a.m. with Carson City’s Young Chautauquan’s portraying Frida Kahlo, Harriet Tubman, Jackie Kennedy, Adolph Sutro, and Lucille Ball.  At 1 p.m., Doris Dwyer, a professor of history at Western Nevada College presents “Women’s Voices from the Overland Trail.”  This presentation features stories of women’s diaries and reminiscences of early pioneers who traveled westward on the long arduous trail.  Dwyer’s research focuses on women pioneers of the nineteenth century American West.  She is nationally known for her Chautauqua portrayals of remarkable women of this period.  Dwyer’s appearance is made possible by the Nevada Humanities Committee and the National Endowment for the Humanities. 

All presentations are outdoors, on the grass, under the shade of large trees.  Chairs are provided, but feel free to bring your own and a picnic lunch with drink and staying all day.

WHAT: Historic Speaker Series
WHEN:  Saturday, July 13 from 11 a.m. to 2 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, but please leave dogs at home.  
 COST:  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:  Be sure to visit the log cabin museum.  Admission is $1 for adults; kids 12 and under are free.  The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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.