Fiesta webinar — Researching and documenting Latino miners of the Comstock

Join Garrett Barmore, Curator of the Keck Museum, Dr. Christopher von Nagy, Head of the Shared History Program, and the student guest curators of the Latino Miners of the Comstock exhibition for an hour of stories, objects, and conversation about the under explored Hispanic heritage of the Comstock.

Please click on the following link to register for the webinar. You will receive a confirming email with a link to the event webinar stream:

Monday, October 5 at 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

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Eugene Y. Park

Eugene Y. Park left a positive review October 7, 2020

I'm a new faculty member working in Asian history, and I attended the event to learn more about local history. The presenters as a whole are very much dedicated to and passionate about the project, and I learned much about the lives of Latino miners. Considering that the U.S. had acquired the territory with the Mexican-American War, I was rather surprised to learn that the Latino miners from diverse backgrounds seem to have found their "space" (though hardly an easy life for most, not to mention the whopping $20 flat tax each month)--surprising perhaps from the perspective of twentieth-century notions of ethnic cleansing by the dominant political group's suspicion toward the "other" who might conspire with another state, in this case Mexico.