We’ve lined up a varied set of speakers for 2018! Please note, some events are Saturday workshops rather than the monthly Thursday Friends meeting.
Here are podcasts of the guest speakers from some of our past meetings.
FEB. 16, 2017
Speaker: Jaina Moan, executive director of Friends of Gold Butte
Topic: The region’s designation as a national monument and its history — and recent stewardship by Gold Butte Friends
JAN. 19, 2017
Speaker: Josie Kleinick, manager of museum’s gift shop
Topic: Challenges faced by the store. Also, volunteers are needed to sew drawstring bags (for purchases of polished rocks) and to make small boxes (for jewelry purchases)
NOV. 17, 2016
Speaker: Stacy Irvin, curator of education at Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas
Topic: Role of museum’s education department; school field trips to the museum
OCT. 20, 2016
Speaker: Randy Hees, director of Nevada State Railroad Museum, Boulder City
Topic: History of railroads in Southern Nevada plus exploring expansion of the Boulder City museum
(We apologize for cutting off the start of Hees’ talk. Audio commences with his explanation of railroad cottages built in downtown Las Vegas in early 1900s.)
SEPT. 15, 2016
Speaker: Nathan Harper, Springs Preserve archaeologist
Topic: Restored railroad cottages on Preserve’s historic streetscape
AUG. 18, 2016
Speaker: Dennis McBride, director of the Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas.
Topic: The museum’s place within state government, and within the Springs Preserve.
(We apologize for cutting off the start of McBride’s presentation.)