The Lake Tahoe Historical Society is celebrating their 50th year in South Lake Tahoe with a whole year full of Fireside Chats! The April event will feature Sherry Rupert, the Executive Director of the State of Nevada Indian Commission on the future of the Stewart Indian School.
The Stewart Indian School was established in 1890, and was one of the first of hundreds of Indian boarding schools that popped up across the west to introduce them into mainstream culture. The school was open for 90 years and over 30,000 children were educated behind its stone walls.
Rupert, a University of Nevada graduate was the first American Indian woman to be appointed to Governor Sandoval's cabinet.
The cost for all Fireside Chats is $3 for the public and free to LTHS members. Annual memberships start at $5 for children, $20 for seniors, $25 for adults and $40 for families. Lifetime and business memberships are also available.
For more information, contact the History Museum at 530.541.5458, or visit our website at http://www.laketahoemuseum.org/.