The Holiday Gala celebrated at the Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center, Gardnerville, during the month of December was a huge community supported event.
Decorated Christmas trees adorned the main floor of the museum with 17 trees, decorated by individuals, church, service clubs, political groups and local businesses.
Trees are voted on with donations made into the containers of the tree they like the most, and the results this year were very close. The top people's choice by monetary vote was:
1st place - Crystal Angels
2nd place -Mendiko Euskaldun Cluba
3rd place - John C. Fremont Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution
4th Place - Douglas County Democratic Women
The financial support resulting from the Gallery of Trees help 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 Douglas County and to make sure the citizens and visitors have the opportunity to enjoy it.