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August lecture features Chautauqua performance

The Douglas County Historical Society’s August lecture will feature Steve Hale portraying George Whittell Jr., in a Chautauqua performance.

The lecture is 7 p.m. Aug. 8 at the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center, 1477 Highway 395 in Gardnerville.

George Whittell Jr. brought the life of a flamboyant millionaire to the shores of Lake Tahoe for decades in the early 20th Century.

Hale is a former recreation and education specialist for the U. S. Forest Service and volunteers regularly for the Tahoe Rim Trail Association, Carson Valley Trails Association, Nevada Department of Wildlife’s Trout in the Classroom program and other civic organizations supporting the beauty, sustainability and heritage of the Tahoe Region.

Admission is $3, and free to members of the Historical Society.

For more information, call 782-2555.

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