Piper's Opera House Lecture Series: "History & Memory in Strawberry: Valley of Legends"

Piper's Opera House Lecture Series: "History & Memory in Strawberry: Valley of Legends"thu23jun7:00 pmthu9:00 pm

Event Details

Join us for another exciting lecture brought to you by Piper's Opera House and The Comstock Foundation.

About this event

In 1858 Strawberry Lodge sat on the main road in the Sierra from Gold Rush mining towns to Virginia City. Without new discoveries in the silver mines and an expanding town under Sun Mountain, there would never have been a famous roadhouse at Strawberry. 'Old Virginny' was the magnet that pulled the greatest mass of men and material ever transported up a long rutted road to Washoe. On this trail to riches, many colorful characters stopped at Strawberry for "a quick one'. Some became legends. The way we interpret these characters and the events that surround them also says something about us. There's an old cowboy proverb, "You kin never trust women when courtin' 'em; they might believe you". BIO: Richard L. Mitchell was born in Los Angeles, Ca. in 1943, a fifth-generation Californian. He was educated in Santa Monica High School, University of Oregon, and Cornell University. He served in sundry professions: Teacher, School Principal, N.Y. State Prison Commissioner, Developer, Innkeeper, Film Maker, Writer.


June 23, 2022 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm(GMT+00:00)

Event Tickets

Purchase Tickets


Piper's Opera House

12 B Street Virginia City, NV 89440

Other Events

Get Directions

Contact Us

We're not around right now. But you can send us an email and we'll get back to you, asap.

Lecture Series: "Vintage Hotels of Nevada"
Join our E-news
Sign up to receive the latest news,
event information and deals before anyone else!