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march, 2019

21mar5:00 pm8:30 pmLecture: Calamity Jane


(Thursday) 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Gold Hill Hotel

1540 South Main St

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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 bull-whacking 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. Join the Gold Hill Hotel lecture series for a Chautauqua performance by Kim Copel-Harris as “Calamity Jane”.

About Kim Copel-Harris
Kim Harris is an accomplished Chauatauquan who has portrayed living history characters at various venues including Genoa Cowboy Festival, Pipers Opera House, the Gold Hill Hotel and The Lake Tahoe Chautauqua Festival. Harris currently serves as president of the Friends of Snowshoe Thompson organization in Genoa. She is also the 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 that helped to shape Northern California and Nevada’s early days, as well as the West.

Lecture starts at 7:00 p.m. and costs $5 per person.

Come early and enjoy dinner before the lecture at 5, 5:30, & 6 p.m.

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