Saturday, April 8, 2017

You have heard about the Gold Rush at the Johnnie Mining District but did you hear about the Oil Rush? John Weisser will tell you all about the Oil Rush and other interesting history of that area. Mr. Weisser will be speaking at the Pahrump Valley Museum on April 8, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. Mr. Weisser moved to Las Vegas in 1961where he attended high school and UNLV. When Las Vegas became too big for him, he moved to Pahrump 1987. John is in his tenth year of writing articles for the Mirror and has written over 500 historical articles, mostly on Nevada mining. He stated he has probably spent a thousand hours over the past 20 years at UNLV copying old newspapers and he enjoys spending his vacations in Tonopah doing research. He once took a 10 day vacation to Pioche where he spent his time in old vaults reading through old documents and newspapers. Now that's the best way to spend time off for him. The lecture will be held at the Pahrump Valley Museum and Historical Society at 1:00 pm and admission is free. The Pahrump Valley Museum is located at 401 East Basin Avenue, west of Highway 160, turn on Ford Place. If you have any questions please contact the Museum at 775-751-1970, Tuesday through Sunday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

The Pahrump Valley Museum and Historical Society 2017 Lecture Series presents Paula Gibson with the "The Who, What, Where, and Why of the DAR" on February 11, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. Paula Gibson is the Regent of the Pahrump Springs Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, a women's service organization formed in 1890, which promotes patriotism, education, and historic preservation. It is perhaps not coincidental that she was born in Concord, Massachusetts (the shot heard round the world) into a family history of colonists having arrived in Massachusetts in the early 1600's. Before her junior year of high school, the family moved to Anaheim, California where she graduated from Anaheim High School, Fullerton Junior College, and Cal State Fullerton. While still in college Paula married a young Marine, Dale G. Gibson. They were married 51 years before his untimely death in 2015. This marriage resulted in 2 children, 9 grandchildren, and 1 great grandchild to date. Both Dale and Paula had a deep respect for all that our ancestors provided for us. For Paula this led to an obsessive interest in her family history and her involvement with Daughters of the American Revolution.