DATE: July 12, 2006
CONTACT: Mike Brown (775) 753-0386
ELKO FIELD OFFICE: 2006-71
SUMMER TALK SERIES CONTINUES
The Summer 2006 History in the Park - Stories from the West continues with a presentation entitled “Women’s Life on the California Trail” on Tuesday, July 18th, 7:00 p.m. on the lawn in the City Park immediately behind the Northeastern Nevada Museum in Elko.
The talk will be given by the “Trail Ladies” - Helen Hankins, Mary Jo King, Janice Collett, Jan Peterson, and Shirley Jamiel. King and Collett are long-time Elko residents and active in the local Toastmasters Club. Peterson is a long-time Elko resident and historian. Jamiel is a living history re-enactor and professional clown. Hankins is the Field Manager of the BLM Elko Field Office.
Hankins described the presentation, “The Trail Ladies will re-create women’s life on the California Trail through conversation, feelings, thoughts, and emotions. In the setting of the end of the day in the camp, the ladies will talk about what happened that day and what they’ve experience since leaving home back in the ‘States’.”
The Summer 2006 History in the Park - Stories from the West program is a free lecture series reflecting the wealth of history of Nevada and the American West. Several of the talks focus on stories of the California National Historic Trail.
Sponsored by the Northeastern Nevada Museum, Nevada Humanities Council, and the Bureau of Land Management Elko Field Office, all talks begin at 7:00 p.m. and will be held behind the Museum in the City Park. In the event of inclement weather, the talks will be moved indoors to the Museum Theater. All talks are free and the public is encouraged to attend. Bring a lawn chair or blanket for open seating on the grass.
For more information about the series, contact the Northeastern Nevada Museum in Elko, (775) 738-3418.