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We are pleased to continue our 2021 Lecture Series!

Thursday, May 20th lecture will be a Chautauqua performance by Kim Copel-Harris as “Lizzie Borden”

Dinner starts at 4:30 p.m. and lecture starts at 7:00 p.m.


Perhaps one of the most notorious murders of the 19th Century was that of Andrew and Abby Borden. Andrew’s daughter Lizzie was tried and acquitted in a court of law for the axe murders of her father and stepmother in 1892, in Fall River, Massachusetts. The court of public opinion sentenced her to a life of public scrutiny and branded her a social pariah.

Lizzie Borden will share the story of her life in Fall River, her memories of the trial and how she learned to live in a world which had drastically changed for her, once she was acquitted of the murders


Kim Harris is currently a resident of Genoa, NV and a longtime local to the surrounding Sierra communities. She was born and raised at Donner Lake, CA.

Performing as a character actress and Chautauquan since 2010 via her business “Western History ALIVE!”, Kim regularly portrays several local and national historic figures which include stagecoach driver Charley Parkhurst, Genoa and Nevada suffragist Lillian Virgin Finnegan, frontierswoman Calamity Jane and Libbie Custer, the wife of General George Armstrong Custer.

Kim has also served on the advisory boards of the Lake Tahoe Historical Society and the Douglas County Historical Society. Presently she is the events manager of Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park in Minden, NV and is the president of the Genoa, NV based Friends of Snowshoe Thompson group.

Lecture starts at 7:00 p.m. and costs $10 per person.

Come early and enjoy dinner before the lecture! We Serve dinner before the lecture at 4:30 p.m., 5:00 p.m., & 5:30 (5:30 p.m. is at max capacity)

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