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Second Hand Rose shopping open to nonticket holders

by Ellen Caywood

Tomorrow is our Second Hand Rose Fashion Show and Sale, Salad and Dessert Bar. Those of you with tickets know what to do. Those of you without tickets are still welcome to come and shop. The doors will open for you at 11:30 a.m., and you can shop to your heart’s content until 3 p.m. So, ticket or not, come to the museum tomorrow and shop to benefit DCHS.

Next, grab your flyer and head out to Jethro’s Oven-Grille and Sports Bar on Wednesday. Jethro’s will donate a portion of your check back to the Historical Society. If you haven’t been to Jethro’s, you are in for a real treat. Don’t miss this chance to enjoy a great meal while giving something back to your local museums.

The third annual Genoa Cowboy Poetry and Music Festival is scheduled for Thursday through April 29. Though the official opening celebration for the Courthouse Museum in Genoa is set for May 12, our doors will be open during the festival starting on April 27. Come in and visit us during the festival and come back on May 12, for our grand summer opening festivities which include some exciting new exhibits.

May 10, is the next Lecture Series featuring Bob Stewart telling us the story of the Grosh brothers who are thought to be the first discoverers of silver on the Comstock. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. and the lecture starts at 7 p.m. DCHS Members attend free of charge; $3 per person for non-members.

On Mother’s Day, May 13, from 8 to 11 a.m. the Carson Valley Lion’s Club is hosting a Mother’s Day pancake breakfast in the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center parking lot. The proceeds will benefit DCHS. Stop by for breakfast and treat mom with no cooking or cleanup.

June 13 from 5 to 8 p.m. is our annual Chautauqua In The Park, featuring Teddy Roosevelt, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Helen of Troy and Queen Elizabeth this year. This event is held in Mormon Station State Park. We suggest bringing a picnic supper for the whole family and sitting back to enjoy these talented young people.

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Immediately after that is the Pony Express Re-ride in Genoa on June 14. Also we will be hosting our first of the summer Flea Markets on June 16 which will include the sale of our collection of Olympic pins and other Olympic collectibles. Stick with us this summer; we’ll keep you hopping.

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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