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Sierra Speaker Series: The Donner Party Chronicles with Frank Mullen

February 17 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm



Donner Party Chronicles CoverComplimentary refreshments will be served, with beverages available for purchase. A $5 donation is suggested for this free program. Parking is free.

The Donner Party has become a tragic icon of the American march west. From Independence, Missouri, to Sutter’s Fort, California, the party endured almost unimaginable hardship and suffering. Author Frank Mullen gives us a day by day account of their struggle for survival as they journey across the trail west. 

Frank X. Mullen is a Reno-based author, investigative journalist, historian, teacher and Chautauqua scholar. He has appeared as a Donner Party expert on the History Channel, National Geographic Channel, Weather Channel, BBC and other TV networks. 



“Frank Mullen approaches the topic from the perspective of a newspaperman.  He reports the tragedy almost day by day with each page beginning with a newspaper type headline. Good writing makes the (Donner Party) story come alive.”
—Donner Summit Historical Society



Doors open at 5 pm | Program begins at 5:30pm


February 17
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm


Donner Memorial State Park
12593 Donner Pass Rd.
Truckee, CA 96161 United States
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