The Douglas County Historical Society’s July 11 lecture will feature John Marschall, who will talk about the Jewish presence in Nevada.
Marschall earned a Ph.D. in American Religious History and Constitutional Law from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. He founded the ecumenical and interfaith Center for Religion and Life in Reno in 1968. The one-hour program will include an introduction to the Jewish presence in Nevada from 1850 through the turn of the century before the Goldfield boom. It will highlight figures who lived and worked in Douglas County before migrating to Carson City. It will also include the Jewish Agricultural experiment that was originally thought to have been located in Douglas County. A few other notable personalities and events will be presented such as “the rabbi in the first state legislature,” “inventor of the copper riveted jeans,” “town founders,” and “the father of Nevada professional medicine.” There will be an opportunity to ask questions.
The lecture will begin at 7 p.m. at the Carson Valley Museum in Gardnerville, 1477 Highway 395 N in Gardnerville, Nev. Admission costs $3 for nonmembers and is free for members.