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Welcome to the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UNR! Nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains, OLLI at UNR is a spirited community of seasoned adults who gather to explore new interests, share ideas and make friends. Distinguished professors and knowledgeable instructors volunteer their expertise in programs and activities spanning such diverse topics as art, current events, economics, health, history, literature, music, science, travel, theatre and writing. There are no grades, no tests and no pressure at OLLI. We welcome every adult learner regardless of previous educational experience. An annual membership fee of $85 covers attendance at as many programs and activities you choose to attend, including: * 150+ learning experiences every semester - in person at our Moana Campus - online via Zoom - outdoors throughout the Reno-Tahoe area * social and cultural programs * special events, field trips and a host of other enriching activities. Join us at OLLI: its the biggest little secret in the Biggest Little City. > Programs and Activities > Lectures and Mini-Series

Death Valley Tragedy   

In 1849, members of a 49er party decided to take a short cut to the gold fields in California instead of using the southern route. Taking a shortcut (like so many other emigrants in history) proved to be a tragic mistake. They discovered Death Valley, but at what cost? This is the tale of William Lewis Manly and John Rogers, two superheroes of their time. Why were they heroes? What made them so different from the average emigrant on the trail? This is a little bit of lost history that is quite exciting.
  • Death Valley Tragedy
  • Dates: 4/7/2023 - 4/7/2023
    Times: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Days: F
    Sessions: 1
    Building: Moana
    Room: Hybrid Lecture
    Instructor: Jim Bonar
     Show Description
    This is a HYBRID class.  Look for the ZOOM link in the OLLI Weekly.

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Program Contact Information
 Location: Moana Building
 Physical Address: Main OLLI Office: 604 W. Moana Lane | Reno, NV 89509
 Phone: (775) 784-8053
 Hours: Monday-Friday | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.