2024 Lecture Series

DCHS Heritage Lecture Series

Feb 8th | David Woodruff | Chautauqua:  George Whittell
March 14th | Dr. Karen Gedney | History of NV State Prison
April 11th | Kim Harris | Chautauqua:  Grace Dangberg
May 9th | Speaker:  TBD
June 13th |Michael Hall | Chautauqua:  Fred Dangberg, Jr.
July 11th | David Woodruff | History of Carson Valley
August 8th | Dennis Little | History of Black Rock City
September 12th | Speaker:  TBD
October 10th | Speaker:  TBD |
November 14th | Wayne Scarpaci

Heritage Lecture Series

Thursday, March 14

Dr. Karen Gedney


Please join us at the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center as we welcome our guest speaker Dr. Karen Gedney, the first woman doctor to serve at a men's prison.  Dr. Gedney will talk about the History of the Nevada State Prison

  • Doors Open 6:00 p.m.
  • Lecture Begins 6:30 p.m.
  • $5.00, DCHS, Alpine, Dayton Valley and DCH                                        Historical Society Members FREE
  • ZOOM Link will be available

Don’t forget, each time you visit us for one of our Heritage Lecture Series in 2023 you earn a chance to win a $100 gift certificate from our bookstore. The more Heritage Lectures you attend, the greater your chances of winning! The drawing will be held on Monday, December 4, 2023. Need not be present to win.

Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center
1477 US Highway 395 N
Gardnerville, Nevada