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August 23, 2012
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Historical Society governor’s mansion tour sold out

August is rushing past and the kids are already back in school. Can Christmas be far away? Let’s hope we still have a few weeks left. We still have a lot of fun events coming up before the holidays.

Are you planning on attending the Governor’s Mansion Tour tomorrow? If so, we sure hope you already have your tickets. They have been sold out.

However, we do have lots of tickets left for the Historic Minden Home Tour coming up in just a couple of weeks. The self-guided tour runs from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Sept. 15. All the homes on the tour are located around Minden Park. Your ticket is a booklet like those used for our barn tours. It gives the history of each of the seven houses on the tour as well as mentioning other homes of interest. All homes are within easy walking distance of each other. Tickets are $20 per person or $15 for DCHS members. Come out and enjoy the history of your home town.

On the Saturday before the home tour, Sept. 8, DCHS will host our final flea market for the season. As usual, the hours are 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center parking lot. You can rent a 10-foot-by-10-foot space for selling all your treasures for only $20 in advance. Because those holidays are just around the corner, now is a great time to clean out the spare room or closet and make some money for buying great Christmas presents. Call 782-2555 or visit for more information on renting space.

Once again this summer our museums have been a part of the Blue Star Museums Project. This program offers free admission to active duty military, including Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marines, National Guard, and Reserve members, with up to five family members. This program began on Memorial Day and goes through Labor Day. Since this program will end next weekend, if you are a member of our military, come on in to the museums and let us thank you for your service in person.

Your Historical Society is in the process of planning for the future. The planning committee would very much appreciate your input. Please take a few minutes to make a list of anything you might envision for our betterment, i.e. anything that would help us as a society to service you better and add to the preservation of our valley’s history. For example: exhibits, facilities, presentations, programs, advertising, staffing and hours of operation, etc. Please fax, e-mail or phone your list to: Douglas County Historical Society, Fax: 783-8802, email:, or call 782-2555. Thank you for your input.

There is more to come in September and October. We’ll continue our lecture series and offer events unlike previous years. As they say in radio land, stay tuned.

All monies donated to DCHS are 100 percent tax deductible and go to keep our doors open. The Douglas County Historical Society receives only occasional financial assistance from our county and state governments. We are here solely to preserve the history of this wonderful valley and to make sure you have the opportunity to enjoy it. If you have any questions about anything mentioned here, please call the Douglas County Historical Society at 782-2555 or visit our website at

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The Record Courier Updated Aug 23, 2012 05:45PM Published Aug 23, 2012 05:44PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.