Spring Lecture Series – March-April, 2016

 Home Means Nevada

christina ThomasTuesday, March 22nd, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Christina Thomas

Songbird: Telling the Paiute Story

Christina Thomas – a woman of Paiute, Shoshone, and Hopi descent who has been acknowledged as an emerging leader of her people – shares her rich knowledge of, and insight into, her people’s heritage, including focus on the Paiute language, traditional stories, and her knowledge of local foods and plants. Thomas will discuss the history of the Great Basin native peoples and give her unique perspective on contemporary Native American issues.

reno houseTuesday, March 29th, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Jack Hursh

A Diamond in the Rough: The Resurrection of a Piece of Classic Americana Architecture in Reno, NV

Jack Hursh, a fourth-generation Nevadan, will present a detailed journey through the period style restoration of an 1860s-1870s carpenter gothic style house thought to have been moved to Reno in 1892 from Virginia City. Author and award-winning photographer, Jack will lead us through his project, unveiling the original layers still intact – revealing hidden artifacts, floorboards, and square nail construction.

duffurenaTuesday, April 5th, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Carolyn Dufurrena

Fifty Miles From Home: Another Circle

Carolyn Dufurrena is an author, film-maker, and award-winning journalist. She is a regular contributor to RANGE magazine. Among other books, she is the author of the award-winning Fifty Miles from Home: Riding the Long Circle on a Nevada Family Ranch, with photographer Linda Dufurrena. Carolyn will describe her experience of three decades on a multi-generational family ranch in northwestern Nevada.

Jim BertoliniTuesday, April 12th, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

James Bertolini

Preserving the Places We Call Home: The Douglass-Frey Ranch and the National Register

On November 17, 2015, the National Park Service listed the Douglass-Frey Ranch in the National Register of Historic Places. What does this new status mean for the ranch and the Frey family that still works the land there? What does it mean for Churchill County? Join NVSHPO Coordinator Jim Bertolini as he answers these questions through an exploration of one of the nation’s most popular historic preservation programs.