Home Means Nevada
Tuesday, March 22nd, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
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.
Tuesday, March 29th, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
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.
Tuesday, April 5th, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
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.
Tuesday, April 12th, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
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.