Thursday, January 2, 2014
Five Former First Ladies of Nevada Gather for Signature Nevada 150 Event
A Nevada 150 signature event of the 2014 sesquicentennial year, “First Ladies First: An Afternoon with Five Former First Ladies of Nevada,” will take place Saturday, January 11 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. With introductions by current First Lady Kathleen Sandoval, five former First Ladies of Nevada will gather to have a conversation with the public sharing their special projects, challenges, and lives while residing in the Governor’s Mansion. Guests can enjoy their stories, ask questions, and learn more about what Nevada’s First Ladies have done.
The historic event, sponsored by Women of Diversity Productions, will feature former First Ladies Kathryn Sue List (1979-83), Bonnie Bryan (1983-89), Sandy Miller (1989-99), Dema Lee Guinn (1999-2006), and Dawn Gibbons (2006-10).
“We are so excited to kick-off the new year with this momentous signature event,” says Kara J. Kelley, executive director of Nevada 150. “This event will provide great insight into what it was like residing in the spotlight of the Governor’s Mansion, as well as the importance of women’s roles in Nevada’s history.”
Emceed by Paula Francis, news anchor at KLAS-TV Channel 8, tickets to the event are complimentary and can be reserved by visiting eventbrite.com. For details regarding the event, call Dr. Marlene Adrian at 702-655-2146. Registration is required for the event and closes January 11 at 2 p.m. Tickets are limited and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Hear a radio interview with Adrian on the Nevada Magazine Radio Show here.
This is the premier event of the Nevada Women’s Legacy - 150 Years of Excellence, a Nevada Sesquicentennial project sponsored by Women of Diversity Productions, a statewide non-profit organization that promotes awareness of and documents women’s contributions to the State of Nevada. For more details on this project and other events, visit nevadawomensvirtualcenter.org.
To view all the upcoming events for the Nevada 150 celebration, visit nevada150.org.