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March 2021

“Movies & Trains with Behind the Scenes”

March 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Piper’s Opera House, 12 B Street
Virginia City, 89440 United States
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$10

Join us for an exciting lecture brought to you by The Comstock Foundation and Piper's Opera House. All aboard for a new lecture by Jim Clark, Hollywood’s Train Man.Jim is a veteran of over 250 major motion pictures, an engineer and train production coordinator. This lecture will feature some of his biggest films with behind-the-scenes stories that are sure to amaze. Coupled with Q&A plus film clips of action sequences from “The Lone Ranger”, “Wild Wild, West“, Lethal Weapon 4”,…

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“The Heyday of Honky Tonk in Virginia City” by Chris Bayer

March 25 @ 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Piper’s Opera House, 12 B Street
Virginia City, 89440 United States
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$10

In this talk, CW Bayer and The Honky Tonk Bums will thrill listeners with some old-time jug band music. Outlines the rise of razzmatazz ragtime and traditional jazz that helped define Virginia City’s music scene from the 1940s into the 1980s. Bring your memories as this chapter of local history has yet to be completed. The talk features rare recordings and photos. Lecture starts at 7 pm; Doors open at 6:30 pm – Purchase tickets HERE Cash bar upstairs Due…

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April 2021

Tahoe Tidbits

April 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Piper’s Opera House, 12 B Street
Virginia City, 89440 United States
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$10

Join us for an exciting lecture brought to you by The Comstock Foundation and Piper's Opera House! "Tahoe Tidbits" by Jim Bonar This presentation is of little known or unknown historical features around Lake Tahoe. It consists of a collection of old photos, film, and information of Lake Tahoe in the early days, showing early roads, early railroads, and early steam traveling around the lake. Those interested in the early history of Lake Bigler will certainly enjoy the old pictures,…

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May 2021

Libbie Armstrong Custer

May 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Piper’s Opera House, 12 B Street
Virginia City, 89440 United States
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$10

Join us for an exciting lecture brought to you by The Comstock Foundation and Piper's Opera House! Elizabeth (Libbie) Bacon Custer was an American author and public speaker, and the wife of Brevet Major General George Armstrong Custer, United States Army. She spent most of their marriage in relatively close proximity to him despite his numerous military campaigns in the American Civil War and subsequent postings on the Great Plains as a commanding officer in the United States Cavalry. Left…

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