Mutiny, gold, and a love story—this talk has it all!
Wednesday, January 17
Jack Lasseter presents the next installment in his series about the West: the story of John C. Frémont, an early mapmaker and explorer of the West. Frémont, who married the young daughter of the famous Missouri senator Thomas Hart Benson in a scandalous elopement, led a whirlwind life full of adventure. From conquering California in the Bear Flag Revolt, to appearing before a court-martial and being dishonorably discharged from the Army, from living a life of poverty, to one of great wealth, to a downfall and a destitute death, Frémont’s trials and travails will leave you breathless.
Tickets are $5 and must be purchased in advance. Tickets are nonrefundable.
Featured image courtesy of the Library of Congress
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