Lecture/ Entertainment Series Continues! “Libbie Custer” by Kim Copel-Harris – Chautauqua performance
Thursday, October 15th
Dinner starts at 5:00 p.m. and lecture starts at 7:00 p.m. $10 each
** We will be limiting the sign ups to no more than 30 people and we will use “social distancing” in the Great Room in order to be safe for this lecture. **
Kim Copel-Harris provides another stunning Chautauqua for your pleasure as Libbie Custer.
Elizabeth (Libbie) Custer was an American author and public speaker, and the wife of General George Custer, United States Army. She spent most of their marriage in relatively close proximity to him despite his numerous military campaigns in the American Civil War and subsequent postings on the Great Plains as a commanding officer in the United States Cavalry.
Left nearly destitute in the aftermath of her husband’s death, she became an outspoken advocate for his legacy through her popular books and lectures. Largely as a result of her decades of campaigning on his behalf, General Custer’s iconic image as the gallant fallen hero amid the glory of Custer’s Last Stand was a canon of American history for almost a century after his death.
Bio: Kim Harris is an accomplished Chauatauquan who has portrayed living history characters at various venues including Genoa Cowboy Festival, Pipers Opera House, the Gold Hill Hotel and The Lake Tahoe Chautauqua Festival.
Harris currently serves as president of the Friends of Snowshoe Thompson organization in Genoa. She is also the Events Manager at Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park in Minden, NV, and is the owner and operator of Western History ALIVE! where she portrays several Chautauqua characters that helped to shape Northern California and Nevada’s early days, as well as the West.
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 5 & 6 p.m.
Please fill out this reservation form to sign up for this exciting lecture: