FOR RELEASE: July 11, 2007
CONTACT: Mike Brown, (775) 753-0386
ELKO FIELD OFFICE NO. 2007-90
SUMMER TALK SERIES CONTINUES
The History in the Park - Stories from the West goes PG -13 with a presentation about prostitution in Nevada through stories about Madame Moustache, Julia Bulette, and other notables with “Soiled Doves…The Other Women” on Tuesday, July 17, 7:00 p.m. on the lawn in the City Park immediately behind the Northeastern Nevada Museum in Elko.
The “Trail Ladies” - Mary Jo King, Jan Peterson, and Shirley Jamiel will make the presentation. King and Peterson are long-time Elko residents. King is active in the local Toastmasters Club and Peterson is a historian. Jamiel is a living history re-enactor.
“Many history books are filled with stories of the brave, sturdy and righteous women who helped settle the West and brought culture with them," said Jamiel. "Have you ever wanted to know more about the 'working' women who came West first? How did they survive, what were they like, and what became of what many have called 'the soiled doves'?"
This talk is rated PG-13. It is not suitable for young children.
The Summer 2007History 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, call the Northeastern Nevada Museum in Elko, (775) 738-3418.