may, 2024

thu16may4:30 pm8:30 pmGold Hill Lecture: Calamity Jane4:30 pm - 8:30 pm Gold Hill Hotel, 1540 South Main StEvents:Local Events,This Week

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(Thursday) 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Location

Gold Hill Hotel

1540 South Main St

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Lecture Series Continues – Thursday, May 16 with Kim Harris as “Calamity Jane” Dinner starts at 4:30 p.m. and lecture starts at 7:00 p.m. “Calamity Jane” (Bio): Perhaps no woman embodies the spirit of the Western expansion more than Martha Canary better known as “Calamity Jane”.  She challenged society’s standards of behavior for women, and at the same time was admired for her generosity, honesty and lack of pretentiousness.  Calamity Jane could drive a team of mules as well as any man.  Her bullwhacking skills were invaluable to several scouting expeditions, along with her skills with a rifle and a six-shooter.  Calamity could also out-drink and out-cuss any man alive, keeping many a saloon keeper in business.  Yet her good heart and zest for adventure propelled her into the annals of our Western history. Bio:  Kim Harris is an accomplished Chautauquan who has portrayed living history characters at various venues including Genoa Cowboy Festival, Pipers Opera House, the Gold Hill Hotel, Granlibakken, Dangberg Historic Park and The Lake Tahoe Chautauqua Festival. Harris currently serves as Events Manager at Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park in Minden, NV, and is the owner and operator of Western History ALIVE! where she portrays several Chautauqua characters including Julia Bulette, Charley Parkhurst, Libbie Bacon Custer and Lizzie Borden. Harris was born and raised at Donner Lake, CA growing up immersed in the history of our West. She enjoys not only sharing what she has learned about our history, but continuously learning from those that have lived it themselves. Lecture starts at 7:00 p.m. and costs $10 per person. Come early and enjoy dinner before the lecture! We Serve dinner before the lecture at 4:30, 5, & 5:30 p.m.

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