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Historic speaker series at Mormon Station park

Staff Reports

Mormon Station State Historic Park is offering another day of historic presentations on Saturday.

The presentations begin at 11 a.m. with Carson City’s Young Chautauquans 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 talk features the stories of women’s diaries and 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.

Her talk 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; bring a picnic lunch and a drink to stay all day.

This event is free and open to the public. Dogs are not allowed.

Admission to the Log Cabin Museum is $1 for adults; kids 12 and under are free. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.

For more information, contact the park at 775-782-2590.