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The Gold Hill Hotel is proud to begin the 2024 Historic Lecture and Entertainment Season!
Thursday, March 21st 2024, Featuring “Nellie Mighels Davis” a Chautauqua by Debilynn Smith!

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

Description:  One thing you can say about Nellie Mighels Davis is she had fortitude! Born in Maine, she travelled across oceans and dirt roads to come to Carson City, NV to be with her Newspaper Editor husband. She took on the rigors of the travel and the wildness of the country and the ocean and became a prominent business woman, community leader and beloved citizen of Carson City. Hers is a story of life in the Nevada Territory; full twists and turns, and amusing anecdotes sure to entertain and intrigue you.

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!!

Please call or text 775-847-0111 or use the form below to make your reservation for this great evening:

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Dinner and Lecture or Lecture only? Dinner and Lecture
Lecture only
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If you are coming to the Dinner and Lecture, what time would you like to dine with us? 4:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
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