14AUGCHAUTAUQUA OF MARY MCNAIR MATHEWS: COMSTOCK BUSINESSWOMAN6:30 pmDangberg Home Ranch Historic Park, 1450 State Route Hwy 88 Minden, NV 89423E:Arts & Culture,Community Events
On Wednesday, August 14, at 6:30pm, Comstock businesswoman and author of the book Ten Years in Nevada will join us here at Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park.
When Mary McNair Mathews arrived on the Comstock, she carried with her more than carpetbags and trunks. Very much a woman of her time and culture, she brought along her values and beliefs, expectations and prejudices. She closely observed and commented upon the people and community she adopted for a time. Mary Mathews wrote about her life on the Comstock and in doing so, provided one woman’s perspective of an intriguing time and place.
Mary McNair Mathews is portrayed by Anita Watson, a long time Nevadan who has always been interested in the people and places of the Silver State. Watson earned her Ph.D. at the University of Nevada, Reno, where she now teaches history and is coordinator of the Shared History Program. She has worked in the museum education field in Nevada and Minnesota, and published on the topics of Nevada women, Nevada medicine and general Nevada history. Anita Watson has been doing Chautauqua performances for more than 18 years.
This is a free presentation. Please bring your own seating and no pets allowed – service animals only. However, picnic dinners are encouraged. Bring along your favorite beverage to enjoy, as no bar will be provided.