Date: 7-25-14 to 7-26-14

Time: All Day

Location: Nevada State Museum. 600 N. Carson Street. Carson City, NV (Carson City)

Description: To celebrate Nevada’s 150th anniversary of statehood, the Nevada State Museum in Carson City is exhibiting “Finding Fremont: Pathfinder of the West,” and hosting the John C. Fremont Symposium. The two-day series of lectures and presentations July 25 and 26 will examine how the famed explorer changed the face of America, the tools he used and the topographical and political lessons learned along the way. Leading Fremont scholars, historians from around the country and the public will gather to discuss the man, his life, times and contributions, and the mystery of his lost cannon. Presenters include Andrew Menard, New York author of “Sight Unseen: How Fremont’s First Expedition Changed the American Landscape.” Richard Francaviglia, professor emeritus at the University of Texas, Arlington, and author of “Go East Young Man: Imagining the American West as the Orient,” will join Paul Rosewitz, a leading expert on mountain howitzers. The symposium includes dinner in the Nevada Room of the Governor’s Mansion and an authentic Dutch oven lunch. Cost: $100 for the two-day event or $40 for just Saturday dinner in the Nevada Room at the Governor’s Mansion. Limited seating. For more information or to register please visit http://museums.nevadaculture.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=486&Itemid=439 or call 775-687-4810 ext. 237.

Website: http://museums.nevadaculture.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=486&Itemid=439

Phone Number: 775-687-4810 ext. 237