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Lecture Series: “Wild Horse Annie”

April 27, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


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

Title:  “Wild Horse Annie and the Last of Nevada’s Mustangs” by Kim Harris

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.


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.

Tickets are $10
Doors open at 6:30 pm and the lecture starts at 7:00 pm

Purchase tickets here.


April 27, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Piper’s Opera House
12 B. Street
Virginia City, 89440 United States
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