Frances Humphrey Lecture Series

Frances Humphrey Lecture Series “Historic Down Town Sparks” by Scott Carey

Learn about the unique history of the “rail city” with a presentation through Historic Downtown Sparks. Hear the story about how this area has transformed from a railroad hub, to a vibrant commercial district, into a rundown urban area and ultimately a successful redevelopment area that changed the image and future of the city. This […]

Frances Humphrey Lecture Series: “Music of the Twenties” by Squeek Steele

Description: Well known pianist Squeek Steele will use the piano to present music of the twenties. While the program will focus on the upbeat music of the 1920s (Dixieland, Classic Jazz) we will examine the earlier types of music which led to the Jazz explosion of the Flapper Era: ragtime, blues, spirituals, and early jazz […]

Frances Humphrey Lecture Series “Forgotten Tales of Carson Valley” by Karen Dustman

Forgotten Tales of Carson Valley: Love local history? Join author Karen Dustman for a fun dive into Carson Valley’s forgotten past, sharing little-known stories of buried treasure, unsolved murders, stagecoach robberies and more. At the Nevada State Museum and on Zoom. Karen Dustman writes frequently about the history of Carson Valley and Alpine County. She’s […]

Frances Humphrey Lecture Series “Nevada State Prison: 1862-2012” by Glen Whorton

Description: Soon after becoming a state Nevada needed a prison. Abe Curry was quick to lease his property adjacent to the Warm Springs Hotel to the State for this purpose. The Nevada State Prison in this location was open from 1862-2012. This presentation will discuss the long history and interesting characters that have either worked […]

Frances Humphrey Lecture Series “Hair,Makeup, and Me” by Jan Loverin Reschedule

This presentation was previously scheduled for Thursday, January 27th and had to be rescheduled due to weather. Presentation: Putting on your face, or applying makeup, is an activity most women and some men do daily. Curator, Jan Loverin, explores a brief history of this ritual and its meanings – from protecting our eyes from sun […]