Lecture Series: Chautauqua Performance – DebiLynn Smith as “Eliza Cook”
November 17, 2022 @ 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm UTC+0
** Thursday, November 17th, Featuring “Eliza Cook” a Chautauqua by Debilynn Smith
Dinner starts at 4:30 p.m. and lecture starts at 7:00 p.m.
Description: Eliza Cook was Nevada’s first female Doctor. Dr. Eliza Cook (February 5, 1856 – October 2, 1947) was an American physician and Nevada‘s first state-licensed woman doctor. She also worked as a pharmacist and wrote articles about health issues for magazines and medical journals. Her story is a tribute to all pioneer woman of Nevada.
Bio: DebiLynn Smith was born in Bishop California and raised in Bridgeport CA. She lived her entire young adult life on the Eastern Sierras including going the first two years of college in Susanville, CA. She did her first Chautauqua at the age of 13 in 8th grade when she portrayed Laura Ingalls Wilder. When they handed her the costume she was supposed to wear, she refused to wear it and made an entirely “period correct” one for the part. She has portrayed several ladies of prominence who were pioneers on the Eastern Slopes of the Sierras. She has even done a talk on the point of view of a 1849 Gold Prospector and of a Chinese Railroad Worker. She is a Living Historian, portrays an Apothecarist, and makes all of her own period correct attire.
Lecture starts at 7:00 p.m. and costs $10 per person. Come early and enjoy dinner before the lecture! We will be serving our “Special Event” menu! Some of the most popular entrees that we serve at the Crown Point Restaurant! Classics such as Miner’s Tri-tip and Crown Point Chicken. We have these classics and more on our recently updated Special Event menu!!