Nevada Historical Society presents High Noon with Neal Cobb Summer Series: Northern Nevada’s Hebrew Cemeteries
Nevada Historical Society presents High Noon with Neal Cobb, a wonderful history series that delves into fascinating Nevada topics with local experts. Neal Cobb is a passionate historian and honorary curator for the Nevada Historical Society. He loves all things Nevada. Join Neal Cobb and our monthly speakers as we explore interesting topics and join in the audience conversations.
This presentation looks at the early days of the Jewish presence in Northern Nevada and the establishment of cemeteries for their population. We will look at sites in Virginia City, Carson City and Reno. Follow an examination of funerary practices, monument art and symbolism and hear about some of the notables interred in these “cities of the dead.” We will also include a little - bissel in Yiddish - about the early Jews in our region.
August Speaker: Sharon Honig-Bear, Historian
Sharon’s passion is Reno’s arts and cultural history. She is a freelance writer and photographer and was the restaurant critic for the Reno Gazette Journal for over seven years, currently writing a column for edible Reno Tahoe magazine entitled “Edible Traditions.” She is a board member with Historic Reno Preservation Society, leads historic walking tours and is a co-leader of a memoir writing group for OLLI. She has lived in Reno for over 30 years, is a mother of two and grandmother of four.
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- Thursday, August 18, 2022
- 12:00pm - 1:00pm
- History Local Interest