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July 18, 2013
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Dangberg melodrama a 'huge success'

Last weekend we sat “Tall in the Saddle” and the mail got through at the Dangberg Home Ranch. The melodrama was a huge success and everyone had a great time. Our sincere thanks go to Battle Born Wine, Joyce’s Fine Jewelry, Plant It Nursery, The Entertainer, The National Pony Express Association, Nevada Division, Carson Valley Lions Club, Carson Valley Community Theatre, Dangberg volunteers, the cast and crew and especially our outstanding audiences. We are so grateful for your support.

We in the cast and crew had a grand time entertaining you and are looking forward to seeing you next February back at the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center for our next melodramatic endeavor. Tickets for this event will go on sale at our Holiday Gala on Dec. 7.

Now, if you haven’t already, get on the phone or get on over to the CV museum for your tickets for The Curse of the Hanging Tree at 6:30, 7 and 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday. The ticket price is $15 each which includes a coupon good for a 10 percent discount on dinner at the Tombstone Bar & Grill in Genoa. This is a different type of theater than melodrama, but we guarantee you will laugh just as often and just as much. Hope to see you there.

There are several events planned for August including our annual Taste of the Towns on Aug. 3. Tickets are on sale now at the CV museum and as usual DCHS members receive a $5 discount. The excitement is building as our newest shop/gallery in town, gadZooks, is planning to remain open that evening for your browsing pleasure. They will join with Ruby Rose City and Saddle Clothes, Classical Glass, Country Carousel and Battle Born Wine. These businesses are staying open just for us, so check them out and thank them for staying open. We’ll talk about all the restaurants participating in the Taste of the Towns next week.

The other events planned in August include our lecture series 7 p.m. Aug. 8. Steve Hale will portray Mr. George Whittell Jr. in a chautauqua performance. George Whittell Jr. brought the life of a flamboyant millionaire to the shores of Lake Tahoe for decades in the early 20th Century. Steve Hale is a former recreation and education specialist for the U. S. Forest Service. Admission is $3 per person, free for DCHS members.

We also have tickets at the CV museum for Jethro’s 4th Annual All-4-Charity King Crab Feed and Steak Cookout 5 p.m. Aug. 16. Tickets for king crab are $40, $30 for the rib eye steak dinner. All proceeds to benefit local charities. You can also get advanced reservations by email:

Chili’s Restaurant is sponsoring a three-day Dining for Dollars event for our museums. Dine at the Carson City Chili’s on Aug. 20 through 22, and Chili’s will donate a portion of your bill to our museums. The only catch is that each check must be accompanied by a flier announcing this promotion. Pick up your flier online at or at the CV museum. Black and white copies of the flier are acceptable. Dine all three days at Chili’s and support your local museums at the same time.

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 Jul 18, 2013 10:52AM Published Aug 5, 2013 03:14PM Copyright 2013 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.