Sierra Speaker Series

Brought to you by California State Parks and the Sierra State Parks Foundation, the Sierra Speaker Series shares and connects the rich cultural and natural history of the area to the community. Please donate to Sierra State Parks Foundation today to support the interpretation, restoration, and preservation of the parks system in the Lake Tahoe-Donner area. Your tax-deductible donation will be kept locally and applied to priority projects. 

Doors open at 5 pm, at the Donner Memorial State Park Visitor Center; the presentation to follow at 5:30 pm. Admission is a suggested $5 donation. Light refreshments will be available, and wine available for a suggested donation of $5. Parking is free after 5 pm.

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Upcoming Sierra Speaker Series Presentation

Children of the Pioneers - Live Music

May 14 at 5:00-6:30pm

“Children of the Pioneers” will be a live performance – original folk music by Rick Mitchell – of songs featuring brave and inspirational children traveling west by wagon train in the 1840s.  Each song will be introduced with its historical background to set the context and mood of the song.  There will be time for questions and answers from the audience, followed by a good old-fashioned sing-a-long!  You’ll come away inspired and maybe even learn a bit of pioneer history! Listen to Children of the Pioneers on YouTube, Spotify, and Apple Music.