Fall color is bursting out all over our Valley. How beautiful it is this time of year. Enjoy and take lots of photos.
Yesterday was the start of Haunted Weekend, but there are still many events to attend.
Starting with this evening at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. we will feature the Haunted Gardnerville Ghost Walk.
Tours depart from the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center and tickets are $5 per person.
Following the Ghost Walks at 9 p.m. there will be a Séance at CV museum. Northern Nevada Ghost Hunters and Afterworld Paranormal will see if they can conjure up some paranormal activity.
Tickets are $15 per person and will be limited and may be sold out.
Our Haunted Mottsville Cemetery Tour is 6:30-8 p.m. Saturday.
Mottsville Cemetery is all that remains of the Emigrant Trail settlement.
Guided tours depart approximately every 15 minutes; tickets are $5 per person.
From 9 to 11:30 p.m. that evening there will be a real ghost investigation at the historic Courthouse Museum in Genoa.
The investigation will be conducted by Northern Nevada Ghost Hunters. Tickets $15 per person and will be limited, pre-purchase is recommended.
Haunted Weekend will conclude on Sunday at 10 a.m. with the Haunted Genoa Ghost Walk.
Meet at the Genoa Courthouse Museum for a step back in time to learn about the early settlers of Nevada’s first permanent settlement.
Tickets are $5 per person.
Karen Dustman will be the featured speaker at the Nov. 14 lecture.
She will speak on Silver Mountain City.
Originally called “Kongsberg,” it was founded in the late 1850s-early 1860s by Scandinavian miners prospecting for silver.
By 1863, the name was changed to Silver Mountain City, and by 1866, the town had a population of 3,000.
It was the county seat of Alpine County from 1864 to 1875, but mostly abandoned by 1886.
Admission is $3 per person; free for DCHS members.
In the past we have reminded you that the doors open at 6:45 with the lecture starting at 7 p.m.
That’s not true – doors open at 6, so you have time to browse our bookstore.
Our regular lecture attendees know that. And now, you do too.
One final reminder – DCHS website and email addresses have changed.
Note that everything is the same except we are now “.net.” We’ll remind you again for a couple weeks just to make sure you can get in touch with us.
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, or want to make reservations to attend any of the tours, please call the Douglas County Historical Society at 782-2555 or visit our website at www.historicnevada.net.
Contact Ellen Caywood by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.