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Summer is about to begin

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Memorial Day Weekend is our official start to the summer season. We at DCHS thought you might like to know what kinds of events and exhibits we have ready for your enjoyment this summer.

Starting Saturday, June 2, there will be a new exhibit in the changing gallery at the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center. We’ll give you all the details on this next week. Also on June 2 as well as every first Saturday of the month, we continue our student/senior day where students accompanied by an adult and seniors get in both museums free.

June events also include Chautauqua in the Park on June 13 from 5-8 p.m. at Mormon Station State Park in Genoa on June 14, will see the Pony Express Re-ride in Genoa at the Mormon Station Stockade. Meanwhile the Courthouse Museum will be open for you to tour the Pony Express exhibit and learn more of the history of the Genoa area. That evening the lecture series continues at the Gardnerville museum at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:45 with admission free for DCHS members, $3 for non-members.

June 16, is the first summer flea market in the Gardnerville museum parking lot. Call 782-2555 to rent your space for $20. The flea market will go from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. The following Saturday, June 23, is the Historic Barn Tour. The tour includes visiting six historic barns, free admission to the Courthouse Museum in Genoa and the Gardnerville Museum at any time during that day and a two for one discount to the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park. Tickets are on sale for $25 per person. Call 782-2555 for more information or to charge tickets by credit card.

On Saturday, DCHS will hold a half-price sale of Second Hand Rose donated clothing and jewelry from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the meeting room at the Gardnerville museum. All proceeds benefit the Historical Society.

July events start on the 12th with the continuing lecture series. As usual, DCHS members get in free and non-members pay $3 per person. Doors always open at 6:45 p.m. with the lecture starting at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 13 and 14 feature the return of the Curse of the Hanging Tree. Performances will be at 6:30 and again at 7:45 p.m. The following Saturday, July 21, will feature another flea market at the Gardnerville museum parking lot. Call 782-2555 to rent space for $20.

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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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