Dr. Catherine Magee presents “The Washoe Tribe and Tourism” at 2 p.m. on May 6. This presentation is part of the First Saturday lecture series, where the Sparks Museum presents free programming 2 p.m. on the first Saturday of every month.
This presentation will look at how Euro-American settlement and tourism at the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California’s cultural heritage influenced each other. This talk briefly outlines how and why Lake Tahoe was settled by the Washoe and Euro-Americans and how media was and is used to shape cultural perceptions. We will examine Lake Tahoe as a whole, but specifically focus on Cave Rock, Meeks Bay and Dat So La Lee.
Dr. Catherine Magee has a BA in Studio Art from The Colorado College, an MS in Object Conservation from the Winterthur Museum/University of Delaware Art Conservation Program, and a PhD in Cultural Geography from the University of Nevada Reno. Dr. Magee is the Director at the Nevada Historical Society.