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Lecture Series

Piper's Opera House 12 B. Street, Virginia City

Around the World in 80 Movies Presented by Robin Holabird Author Robin Holabird presents readings and images from her new book “Around the World in 80 Movies” combining bucket-list destinations with must-see movies about those regions. In a highly imaginative blend of film locations, memories, and colorful travel essays, Robin Holabird offers an extensive and […]

Lecture Series: Charley Parkhurst – Infamous Comstock Stage Coach Driver

Piper's Opera House 12 B. Street, Virginia City

“Charley Parkhurst” Known as one of the premiere “whips” of all stage drivers, One-Eyed Charley Parkhurst came to the West from Rhode Island during the Gold Rush era of the 1850s.  At times Charley worked with famous local stage driver Hank Monk who was known as the “Jehu of the Sierras”.   Charley’s route was at […]

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Lecture Series

Piper's Opera House 12 B. Street, Virginia City

Iron Women Presented by Chris Enss When the last spike was hammered into the steel track of the Transcontinental Railroad on May 10, 1869, at Promontory Point, Utah, Western Union lines sounded the glorious news of the railroad’s completion from New York to San Francisco. For more than five years an estimated four thousand men […]

Lecture Series: “My Life with Will James” by Kim Harris

Piper's Opera House 12 B. Street, Virginia City

Join us for another exciting chautauqua performance by Kim Harris as she performs Alice Conradt James. This living history program brings to life the adventures of Alice Conradt James. Alice Conradt was just 16 years old when she married 28-year-old Will James, in Reno, Nevada. Alice met James through her brother Fred, not long after […]

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