Educators can earn up to 5.5 Professional Development hours at the 2023 Fall Lecture Series and Teacher Inservice “Where the Ghosts Live” which begins Tuesday, October 3rd, at the Churchill County Museum! Advanced registration is required – please visit the Churchill County Museum’s front desk for information and payment. There is no fee for CCMA members (memberships start as low as $25.00 for Seniors and $30.00 for Individuals); the non-member fee for this series is $35.00. Educators must personally sign in and out of each lecture/event; a PDF certificate with number of earned instructional hours will be provided at the conclusion of the series.

Speakers will include, Content Producer Tami Force discussing her travels through the ghost towns of Nevada on Tuesday, October 3rd, at 6:00 p.m.; Park Interpreter Kristin Sanderson speaking on the history of Fort Churchill Tuesday, October 10th, at 6:00 p.m.; Nancy Hadlock & Richard Potashin describing their experience documenting aspen carvings found in surrounding areas on Tuesday, October 17th, at 6:00 p.m.; and finally, the prolific author Janice Oberding will detail historical sites and the ghosts that haunt them on Tuesday, October 24th, at 6:00 p.m. Educators are also invited to attend the CCM Adult Chautauqua Theater event “Shades of Yesteryear” on Saturday, October 21st at 1:30 p.m., where performers will bring local historical figures to life. This event is included in the Teacher Inservice fee.

The objective of this continuing education program is to enrich educators’ knowledge of state, local, and culturally historic themes with the ultimate purpose of integrating the provided information into instruction; encourage formal and informal discussion to evaluate and identify areas for further exploration; and utilize local area resources, including the Churchill County Museum, to enhance educator effectiveness resulting in student achievement.

The Churchill County Museum is an approved Continuing Education Provider for licensure renewals. All lectures will be held at the Churchill County Museum, where refreshments will be served. “Shades of Yesteryear” will be held at the historic Fallon Theatre and the concession stand will be open. Questions? Contact CCM Education Curator Jennifer Jones at or call (775) 423-3677, ext. 4.