Join the Churchill County Museum in May for its spring lecture series “Because of War” which looks at themes focusing on combat, remembrance and love during wartime.
The four-part series runs on Wednesdays in May at 6 p.m. at the museum and is free to the public.
May 4: “A Toddler’s Picture: In His Uncle’s Helmet” by Ken Beaton. Ken’s photo was in his uncle’s helmet when he was killed in Italy. After 16 years of research Ken published his book a month before the 75th anniversary of his uncle’s death.
May 11: “An American Combat Bird Dog Pilot” by Michael Leonard, Reno resident with two combat tours in Vietnam. Chronicles his combat adventures and perils that almost derailed his civilian career.
May 18: “Forever: A True Story of Love and War” by Daniel Quinley. A story of love between Daniel’s parents during his father’s time as a World War II prisoner of war.
May 25: “Legacies of the Silver State: Nevada Goes to War” by Steve Ranson, the Lahontan Valley News’ editor emeritus. First-hand accounts of how veterans displayed bravery in facing the enemy in World War II.
While at the museum for the lecture series, be sure to see the current exhibit “War Comes Home,” a traveling exhibition, rich with historic and contemporary letters, offering an intimate perspective into the thoughts and emotions of veterans and their families upon a soldier's homecoming.
The Churchill County Museum is located at 1050 S. Maine Street in Fallon. The website is: www.ccmuseum.org, and they can be reached by calling (775)423-3677.