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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 or lived in the prison. THe lecture will conclude with information about what the Nevada State Prison Preservation Society is doing today to preserve this part of Nevada history.

Presenter: Glen Whorton is an Army veteran and a 32 year veteran of the Nevada Department of Corrections. He worked his way up from Correctional Officer Trainee to Director of the Nevada Department of Correction. As a retired Nevada state corrections officer he has a strong desire to preserve the history of the Nevada State Prison. In the last 10 years he has served as the Vice President and the President of the Nevada State Prison Preservation Society. Now he serves as their Webmaster, Newsletter Editor and Historian.

This lecture will be online via Zoom. Click on the Register Here button to the right to make a reservation. There is a $8 fee for non member adults. It is free to members and children age 17 and under.

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02/25/2021 18:30:0002/25/2021 20:00:00America/Los_AngelesFrances Humphrey Lecture Series “Nevada State Prison: 1862-2012” by Glen WhortonDescription: 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 or lived in the prison. THe lecture will conclude with information about what the Nevada State Prison Preservation Society is doing today to preserve this part of Nevada history. Presenter: Glen Whorton is an Army veteran and a 32 year veteran of the Nevada Department of Corrections. He worked his way up from Correctional Officer Trainee to Director of the Nevada Department of Correction. As a retired Nevada state corrections officer he has a strong desire to preserve the history of the Nevada State Prison. In the last 10 years he has served as the Vice President and the President of the Nevada State Prison Preservation Society. Now he serves as their Webmaster, Newsletter Editor and Historian. This lecture will be online via Zoom. Click on the Register Here button to the right to make a reservation. There is a $8 fee for non member adults. It is free to members and children age 17 and under.Reno, NV
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02/25/202102/25/2021
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