april, 2023

thu27apr7:00 pm9:00 pmLecture at Piper's Opera House7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Piper's Opera House, 12 B Street Virginia City, NV 89440Events:Local Events,Special Event


(Thursday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Piper's Opera House

12 B Street Virginia City, NV 89440

Event Details

Piper's Opera House and The Comstock Foundation bring you 'Wild Horse Annie' as part of their lecture series, April 27 from 7-9 pm.

In 1950, Velma Bronn Johnston, a shy Nevada ranch wife and secretary came upon a horse trailer leaking blood. When she discovered the destination of the trailer and its occupants, a trio of terrified and badly injured wild horses – she launched a crusade that eventually reached the halls of Congress and forever changed the way America treats the mustangs and burros that roam free on public lands. Velma will share with you how she came to embrace the intended slur “Wild Horse Annie”, and how she inspired a nation of horse lovers to get behind her fight to save the wild mustangs from extinction.
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 is the owner and operator of Western History ALIVE! where she portrays several Chautauqua characters including Charley Parkhurst, Libbie Bacon Custer, and Lizzie Borden. Cost is $10 per person Doors open at 6:30 pm and the lecture starts at 7 pm
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