The 1940s: Turmoil to Triumph

2014 Annual History Symposium

April 30 - May 3

We are having a wonderful history symposium!  

Thank you for your interest, registrations are closed as the symposium has begun.

Wednesday, April 30, 4:30 - 9:00 pm

Thursday, May 1, 4:00 - 9:00 pm

Friday, May 2, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Private Tour of Special Collection (Optional)

Saturday, May 3, 8:30 am - 5:45 pm

*Friday tour and meals are available for an additional fee.



The program is filled with notable speakers including Ian Toll, author of the Pacific Crucible, chautauqua performances and entertaining presentations exploring all aspects of the decade, 1940-1950.

Topics include:  The War in the Pacific; American Cinema of the 1940s; Manhattan Project; Internment Camps; Levittown; Irena Sendler Chautauqua and much more!

This great event is open to the public and teachers can receive one in-service credit from the Nevada Department of Education.

If you missed this symposium we look forward to seeing you at next year's syposium featuring the 1950's.


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Rave Reviews from 2013:

“The symposium brought history alive in a unique and wonderful way.  To have brought so many history professionals together to present on the many facets of America’s 1930s was remarkable and a magical experience for us!”

“Highly effective presentations. A wide-range of well-crafted presentations, lectures, and discussions delve beneath the surface so we can learn multiple perspectives and discover additional resources.”

“It [symposium] provides a valuable insight into the political, social & economic view of a decade.  Where else can you talk to Ernie Pyle one day and Huey Long the next!!”

“I was tentative how this much time could be spent in just 1 decade. But the choices and diversity of the topics was both entertaining and informative.  Loved it all!!”


Wednesday, April 30, 2014 to Saturday, May 3, 2014