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Nevada Historical Society presents Artown Tuesday: American Mountain Men with Larry Walker
Nevada Historical Society presents at Artown 2021 with Washoe County Library System.
The Nevada Historical Society (NHS) has actively participated in Artown since 2014, with NHS Docents offering gallery tours and history presentations during July. So, you may ask, What about the COVID-19 pandemic with everything closed and/or social distancing and masks required? Washoe County Library System has come to the rescue and NHS history presentations will take place virtually every Tuesday afternoon in July at 3:00 p.m.
Check the Artown website for details. We hope to whet your appetite for Nevada History!
Larry Walker first became interested in shooting sports in the late 1980s. That led to muzzleloader competitions and cowboy action shooting. These sports led him to an interest in the history of the western fur trade era, what we sometimes call Mountain Men. In 2000, he connected with the American Mountain Men who, as an organization, study in earnest the lifestyles and equipment of the fur trappers, with an emphasis on authenticity. Larry’s main focus of research has been of the firearms used in the late 18th and first half of the 19th centuries. He currently builds recreations of the JJ Henry trade rifles that were the most commonly used by the mountaineers.
Larry will speak on the beaver trappers of the “fur trade era” (1800-1840) and how the American Mountain Men research and teach the skills and history of these important pathfinders.
- Tuesday, July 20, 2021
- 3:00pm - 4:00pm