Gold Hill Lecture: Virginia City vs. Bonanza

Gold Hill Lecture: Virginia City vs. Bonanzathu20jun4:30 pmthu8:30 pm

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Lecture Series Continues! – Thursday, June 20, with Monette Bebow-Reinhard with “Virginia City vs Bonanza: A Tale of Merging Histories”  Dinner starts at 4:30 p.m. and lecture starts at 7 p.m. BIO: A mother of three, Bebow-Reinhard earned BA in 2000 / MA in 2006 in history, and loves finding truth in mythology. After earning her master’s in history Bebow-Reinhard became obsessed with research. Once field work was done on her master’s thesis, and following three years as curator at a copper artifact museum, she began compiling a master database of all pre-contact copper artifacts found in the Americas (currently totaling over 90,000). She is turning her copper database of over 85,000 artifacts into a series of resource manuals; the first three are now available and the fourth is on the Four Corners copper and updated bell research, also out now. She has published a major nonfiction book, Civil War & Bloody Peace: Following Orders, that took 20 years to pull together, now in second edition; she queried for five years before taking the KDP publication route. Her new book is available through Rowman & Littlefield, her first contract since 2017, when three fiction novels were published with two different publishers; now all are available through KDP at Amazon. She’s working on several other fiction novels and one nonfiction, and is hopeful that more contracts are in her future. She writes at regularly and is also a commercial and stage actress. Description: When Monette realized that Bonanza episodes were not shown in a historical timeline, she wondered just how much history the series used, and the idea was born, not just to explore episodes, but also to include real (and legendary) Virginia City and Nevada history. She’s hopeful she’ll be able to edit her home movies on a 1990 trip to the Ponderosa Ranch theme park, and also that her editing skills will allow her to intro some of her Virginia City history with the accuracy of the some of the Bonanza episodes. She will be forever grateful to Joe Curtis, Virginia City historian, for his help with the book. Lecture starts at 7 p.m. and costs $10 per person. Come early and enjoy dinner before the lecture! We Serve dinner before the lecture at 4:30, 5:00, & 5:30 p.m.


June 20, 2024 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm(GMT+00:00)


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