Meet Inventor Nikola Tesla

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A living history portrayal of Nikola Tesla, a Serbian-American inventor, was instrumental in the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system, which prevailed over Thomas Edison’s favored DC system.  Called the “PT Barnum” of science, he was a prescient scientist and prolific inventor, but also a popularizer, and a remarkably flawed human being.


Nationally recognized scholar Doug Mishler has developed Chautauqua presentations for over 24 historical figures, including Nikita Khrushchev, Theodore Roosevelt, P. T. Barnum, Stonewall Jackson, Jacques Cousteau and Pablo Picasso. He is the founder & Managing Artistic Director of Restless Artists’ Theatre, and teaches history at the University of Nevada.


Co-sponsored by Colorado Humanities, Fort Lewis College Life Long Learning Program and the Durango Arts Center.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Cash bar.
SW Colorado History Month

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