We are pleased to continue our 2018 Lecture Series with the Comstock Foundation for History and Culture!
Thursday, June 21st lecture will be Neal Cobb with a: “Travel through time”
Dinner starts at 5:30 p.m. and lecture starts at 7:00 p.m.
This exciting lecture will give you a visual presentation of Virginia City from the 1870’s through the 1940’s and beyond. Through old photos, many not seen previously, a unique look inside some of the saloons and stores that existed here in the 30’s and 40’s, and buildings that are no longer with us. Also presented are photos of the boardwalk and the surrounding hills as a setting for the staging of a pretty young model.
The disastrous World Premier of the 1940’s Warner Brothers movie, “Virginia City” staring Errol Flynn, Miriam Hopkins, Randolph Scott and Humphrey Bogart and how they weren’t all that welcome in VC.
Also featured are photos of the October 31st 1945 running of the Lions Club V&T train. 1946 festivals with the greased pole and a drilling contest along with an “artist’s competition” painting of Piper’s Opera House featuring a large audience with funny expressions watching intently.
Bio of Lecturer:
Neal Cobb was born in Reno in 1939. As an adult, he worked in the family business, “Modern Photo.” Then worked at KNEV-FM 95.5, from December, 1953 to 1980, which was Nevada’s first “Successful” FM radio station.
Neal served four years with the U.S. Navy as a Radioman, and later as a craps dealer at Harolds Club, eight years on the Board of Adjustment, Washoe County, eight years Washoe County Planning Commission, eleven years City of Reno Historical Resources Commission, and a recognized author of two books “Reno Now and Then”, books 1 and II, and as an integral part of the Nevada Historical Society since 1988.
Please see the sign up form below to make reservations for this exciting lecture! This lecture might very well sell out!