Gold Hill Hotel’s Comstock lecture series continues Jan. 28

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Curtis, Gallagher to be featured in Comstock History Series

Two long-time Virginia City residents will reprise their Nov. 19 presentation, Comstock History, Stories and Information You Never Knew You Needed to Know, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28.

Joe Curtis and Ron Gallagher will share stories of the old days in Gold Hill Hotel’s Thursday night lecture series.

Joe Curtis, a former fire chief, has 43 years in fire service. He is a trustee of the Liberty Engine Co. No. 1 Comstock Fireman’s Museum, which contains numerous historic fire fighting apparatus. He serves as Storey County’s emergency management director, and he is the former owner of the Mark Twain Bookstore. He now owns and operates On the Side, a graphics and sign company in Virginia City. Curtis has served on the former Virginia City Convention and Tourism Authority and is currently serving on the Comstock Historic District Commission.

Ron Gallagher, a current member of the Virginia City Tourism Commission, is a fourth generation Comstocker; his family goes back to the 1860s. One of his grandfathers died in the Yellow Jacket Fire of 1869.

Dinner is 4-8 p.m. at the Crown Point Restaurant at the Gold Hill Hotel, 1540 Main St., Virginia City. The lecture begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Great Room. The cost is $25 for the dinner and lecture and $10 for the lecture only.

For reservations, call the Gold Hill Hotel at 775-847-0111.

Upcoming presentations include: Greg Hess’ Virginia City Water System: An Engineering Marvel on Feb. 4; Tony Argento’s Tuned Up and Twisted Cowboy Poetry at Its Best and Echoes of Abraham Lincoln on Feb. 11; John Tyson’s American Cowboy on Feb. 17; and Nicholas Clapp’s Virginia City to Dance with the Devil on Feb. 24.


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