We are pleased to be hosting a special Chautauqua event at Sierra Arts Gallery.  Chautauqua is a living history program in which performers, in costume and in character, bring historical figures to life in theatrical monologues. In the spirit of Chautauqua’s commitment to immersive history, we happily announce…

General MacArthur is coming to Reno!

The April Intercollegiate Gathering sponsored by the Harvard Club of Northern Nevada and the Sierra will include a very special program featuring a conversation with General Douglas MacArthur who is visiting some of his old comrades-in-arms in Reno.

General MacArthur, of World War II and Korea fame, graduated first in his class at West Point, was heavily decorated for his combat prowess in World War I, and became the youngest Army Chief of Staff at age 50, all before commanding major campaigns in World War II and becoming one of the first five-star generals in American history.  He will discuss aspects of his long and illustrious military career and will entertain questions from the audience.
Following MacArthur’s presentation, Professor Neal Ferguson, UNR History Department, will make comments and answer questions regarding the accuracy of some of the General’s recollections.


Date:   Thursday, April 11, 2019

Time:   5:30 - 7:30 pm.  General MacArthur will speak at 6:00pm.

Place:  Sierra Arts Gallery, 17 South Virginia Street, Reno

Admission: Free for Members; $10 per person non-members (to cover cost of venue rental)



There will be a no-host cash bar.  Free parking after 5:00 p.m. at City Employees surface lot on Court St. at Virginia, catty-corner from the Pioneer Center, one short block from the Gallery. Metered street parking is free after 6:00 p.m.