Since its beginnings as a territory, a series of cycles of booms and busts have defined Nevada’s heritage. From the discovery of gold and silver at the Comstock Lode to its thriving tourism and casino culture, Nevada’s economy continues to flourish. Industrious minds of the past used technological advances influencing not only our economy but also our state’s national image.
Industrious Minds: How Industry Shaped Nevada” will examine the ability of Nevada’s industry to adapt and survive throughout the decades. Mark your calendars for Tuesdays, 6: oo p.m. from September 17 to October 15.
All lectures are FREE TO THE PUBLIC – Refreshments to Follow
September 17: Dan Theilen, Director Nevada State Railroad Museum, The 150th Anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad
September 24: Garret Barmore, Museum Administrator at W. M. Keck Museum of Earth Science and Mineral Engineering, Mining and Living on the Comstock
October 1: Jim Bonar, Director, Nevada Chapter, Lincoln Highway Association, 100 Years Later: 1919 Transcontinental Military Motor Convoy
October 8: Holly Walton Buchanan, Author, Educator, How Ranches Helped Create the New State of Nevada
October 15: Neal Cobb, Historian, Author, Harold’s Club: Nevada’s Oldest Casino Remembers