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Better get to the flea market early Saturday

by Ellen Caywood

This is going to be a busy weekend. There is a lot to do that includes a lot of fun for the whole family.

Start off Saturday morning at the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center’s flea market. We’ll open at 8 a.m. and continue until 2 p.m. Buyers, get there early as those treasures won’t be around long. Call the museum to see if there is seller space still available. You won’t find a better venue for selling your treasures or buying more.

Continue the weekend out at the Dangberg Home Ranch for storytelling days featuring fairy tales, myths, legends, folk tales, and more. To get your tickets, call the ranch at 783-9417 for more information or visit Everyone loves a good story so bring the whole family.

Last week we mentioned that we would be bringing you the second annual summer melodrama out at the Dangberg Home Ranch. We started rehearsals earlier this week and we are still laughing. You are in for a treat with this year’s antics. There will only be two performances, July 13 and 14, so plan on an evening of fun and laughter with us. In its heyday, the Pony Express went through Genoa. In July the Pony Express will make two more stops – right out there at the Dangberg Home Ranch. Don’t miss it.

The month of June also features our annual Young Chautauquans at Mormon Station State Historic Park. On the evening of June 19, from 5 to 8 p.m. our youngsters will give presentations on the historical characters they have been studying since January. This is an excellent opportunity to gather the family for a picnic supper in the park. You can learn more about Young Chautauqua, a place where your kids can learn to express their own creativity. This is another free event open to the public.

The annual Pony Express re-ride is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on June 26, in front of the Genoa Courthouse Museum. This is an incredibly accurate reenactment of a colorful part of our Nevada history. If you haven’t seen it before, plan to be there. Bring the kids and bring your camera. There will be events going on at both the courthouse museum and Mormon state park. Make a day out of it and enjoy Genoa and the Pony Express.

Our annual Taste of the Towns will be Aug. 3, from 5 to 8 p.m. We’ll start as usual in the CV museum parking lot where several of our local restaurants will be showcasing their wares. From there we’ll walk to other restaurants and shops close by. Again this year the Douglas-Alpine chapter of Thrivent Financial will be sponsoring this event. Thrivent members, this is your special invitation to join us. Tickets will go on sale in a couple of weeks. We’ll let you know when and where to go to get yours.

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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