Annual May Historic Lecture Series

Once again in May 2012 we are celebrating the Nevada State Historic Preservation Office's (SHPO) Historic Preservation and Archaeological Awareness Month.
During this special month our museum will be open every day. (M-F 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sa 10 to 4, Su 1 to 4).

In addition we are once again offering a series of lectures on historic events and locations in our area.
The SHPO theme for this year's celebration is The Homestead Act of 1862.

All lectures will be held at the Dayton Senior Center (320 Old Dayton Valley Road) at 7 p.m., and are free.

Thur., May 3: The Quilici Ranch
Presented by Rita Selmi, Sal Quilici, and the Quilici family.
The Quilici Ranch is one of the oldest established ranches in Dayton Valley and has been operated occupied by the same family for generations.

Thur., May 10: Homesteading in Fallon in 1906
Presented by Grace Ricci and Dr. Linda Clements.
Grace Ricci's father homesteaded in Fallon on land made available by the Homestead Act of 1862 and to be made arable by the water that was soon to flow from the Newlands Project.
As it turned out homesteading was even more challenging than he anticipated!

Thur., May 17: With a Wink and a Nod - Extralegal Homesteading Nevada-style
Presented by Silver City Archaeologist, Dr. Ron Reno

Come learn with us about our fascinating past!
For more information email Laura Tennant
or call 775-246-3256 or 775-246-0505.

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