9:30 am - 5:30 pm Sunday
10 am - 4 pm Phone(775) 333-9300
History Symposium's are truly one of the Museum’s most popular and significant educational experiences. Each symposium has received rave reviews, such as:
The four-day agenda features nationally-recognized speakers, prominent authors, local experts, living history performers, a bus tour to unique venues, and more. Symposiums are open to the public and teachers consider them “must-attend” in-service credit programs.
Symposiums typically feature a specific decade in history since the time of the invention of the automobile. The sessions explore every aspect – politically, culturally and socially. Symposiums have been known to spark lively debates and thought-provoking ideas, to entertain and touch the senses, from joyous laughter to a tear or two, and to generate engaging question and answer sessions.
The Museum’s symposiums have been approved by the Nevada Department of Education for teachers to receive in-service credit.
Friday, May 1, Optional Bus Tour, $50 per person
Return to Yesterday. Minden, Gardnerville and Douglas County have grown substantially in population since the 1950s. Yet much of the area's substance takes the visitor right back to the 1950s or before. We will visit two ranches that date to the 1850s , which are very similar today as to how they would have been in the 1950s. Eat at a Basque restaurant and tour the county with Dr. Michael Fischer. He will present an informative, humorous and historically-accurate picture of the area, its politics and the economy in the 1950s. What is present today is a reflection of a vibrant past filled with rivalries and often unusual alliances. Dr. Fischer, an avid student of Nevada History, Chautauqua performer and a lifelong Nevada resident, will bring new meaning to the landmarks of the area for you. Roundtrip bus transportation and lunch included.
History Symposiums are funded in part by Nevada Humanities.