More events planned for August |

More events planned for August

Have you made plans to shop our August flea market tomorrow? Stop by the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center parking lot; we’ll be open at 8 a.m. so you can browse and buy before the morning gets too hot. We’re through by 2 p.m. so you’ll have plenty of Saturday left for the rest of your chores.

The Historical Society flyer says, “Let’s Get Together” so let’s do it. Let’s meet at Chili’s next Tuesday, Aug. 21, between the hours of 11 a.m. and 10 p.m. If you bring a copy of DCHS’s flyer, Chili’s will donate a substantial portion of your bill back to our museums. Find that flyer at the Gardnerville Museum main desk or print it out from You will need one flyer for each check. See you at Chili’s.

While you are at the Gardnerville Museum picking up the Chili’s flyer, you might also buy your tickets for the Governor’s Mansion tour and the upcoming Historic Home tour. Saturday, Aug. 25, features a tour of the Governor’s Mansion in Carson City. Michael E. Fischer is a native Nevadan who was born and raised in Reno. Long interested in Nevada history, he portrays both H. F. Dangberg and Governor John Sparks in Chautauqua performances. Fischer will share both family anecdotes of the mansion and its occupants and bits and pieces of Nevada and mansion history. As the First Family is in residency, tour is on the main floor only.

Tickets are on sale at the Gardnerville Museum Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets will not be available the day of the event. Tickets are $10 for DCHS members and $15 for nonmembers.

Tickets are also on sale for the Minden Historic Home Tour on Sept. 15, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The self-guided tour will concentrate on the historic homes around Minden Park, featuring the original homes of William Dangberg, William Maule, Ben Cardinal, Fred Hellwinkel, John Dangberg, A.F. Neidt and Joe Cardinal. Tickets are $20 per person, $15 for DCHS members, and must be purchased in advance. There will be a will-call booth in Minden Park for credit card sales.

In between these two events we will hold one more flea market on Sept. 8. As usual, a 10-foot-by-10-foot booth will rent for $20 if reserved in advance. Hours are 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Take this opportunity to clear out that closet or spare room and make some money at the same time.

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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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