Boulder City Chautauqua

Program Moderator, Michael Green, is a professor of history at the College of Southern Nevada and the author of several books on the Civil War era and on Nevada history. He grew up in southern Nevada and earned his B.A. and M.A. from UNLV and his Ph.D. from Columbia University.

One of his books is A Liberal Conscience: Ralph Denton, Nevadan, the oral history of a longtime Boulder City resident for which he conducted the interviews and edited the narrative. He also writes “Nevada Yesterdays” for Nevada Humanities and KNPR, edits the Nevada Historical Society Quarterly, and is writing a textbook on Nevada history. Most important of all, thanks in part to the efforts of some Boulder City friends, he got married at the Boulder Dam Hotel.

Boulder City Chautauqua has received its non-profit status and would like to thank Bruce Woodbury for his kind help in handling the non-profit paperwork. The Board of Directors for BC Chautauqua are: Amy Arnaz, Sara Denton, Linda Bronstein, Sara Weber and Beverly Mazza.

BC Chautauqua donated $8300 to the Boulder City Museum & Historical Association (BCMHA) in June 2011, and requested the money be used to help preserve the Historical Archives in the Museum. To date, BCMHA has been the sole recipient of Chautauqua donations since Chautauqua was established in Boulder City 19 years ago. This year, the Chautauqua Committee plans to make another donation to BCMHA and possibly to other non-profits in Boulder City depending on the success of the program that is planned for September 17th.