Dr. Eugene Hattori, Curator of Anthropology, will discuss Dr. Simeon L. Lee’s anthropology collections at the Nevada State Museum. This program, part of the museum’s monthly Frances Humphrey lecture series, will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 26 at the Nevada State Museum in Carson City.
Dr. Lee was a distinguished Civil War veteran and prominent citizen and physician who settled in Carson City in 1870. Following Victorian custom, Dr. Lee collected and displayed objects of historical and anthropological interest. He differed from the usual cabinet of curiosities by filling his house with an overabundance of wondrous things, including local Washoe and Northern Paiute basketry, shell leis from the South Pacific, Eskimo ivory scrimshaw, Plains Indian war clubs, Dahl sheep horn Potlatch spoons, and a mummified hawk from an Egyptian tomb.
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