Author-filmmaker takes fresh look at local history

Author Nicholas Clapp, a documentary filmmaker with notable credits (CBS, the National Geographic and more), will visit the Maturango Museum on Thursday, Jan. 24, to speak about and sign copies of his new book, “Gold and Silver in the Mojave. Images of a Last Frontier.”

The presentation is free and open to the public, and copies of the book are available in the Museum Store. Doors will open at 7 p.m., with Clapp’s presentation starting at 7:30 p.m.

Clapp, who holds a master’s degree in cinema from the University of Southern California, loves the desert and always seems to find fresh ideas for new books as he researches his current project.

“Come hear a fascinating author present what he calls the ‘grand, tumultuous, rowdy Last Act’ of such mining towns as Randsburg, Skidoo and Ballarat,” said Liz Babcock, history curator.

Story First Published: 2013-01-23