Final flea market one week away |

Final flea market one week away

Did you make it out to Chili’s on Aug. 21 for the DCHS fundraiser? Those who did had a great time and were treated to really good food. Thank you, Shawn, from Chili’s for allowing us to hold this function and thanks to Vicki Hargrove for chairing the event. We are grateful for your time and efforts.

In only one week, on Sept. 8, we 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. 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. Or for those who think way ahead, you might be able to pick up a gift or two. Call 782-2555 or visit for more information.

Labor Day is the last weekend for 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 Monday. Both the Courthouse Museum in Genoa and the Gardnerville museum are open on Saturday, but only the Courthouse Museum will be open Sunday and Monday.

We have your tickets for the Historic Minden Home Tour which is coming up soon. We just need you to come in and get them. 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.

Some other items of interest for you: We are there for you in more ways than just storing the history of the Valley. The court room in the Courthouse Museum in Genoa is available for rent for small weddings. The room is small and cannot accommodate a large group, but for an intimate wedding, a step back in time might just be what you’re looking for. Call 782-2555 for more information regarding renting this space.

Also, we have a meeting room in the Gardnerville museum that is available for rent. This room can accommodate a few around tables for, perhaps, a board meeting, or 30 or 40 using theater seating for a lecture. Again, contact 782-2555 for rental information.

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DCHS is still looking for your input for future events. 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. Please fax, e-mail or phone your list to: Douglas County Historical Society, Fax: (775) 783-8802, email: or phone: 782-2555. Thank you for your input.

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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