Curse of the Hanging Tree in Genoa a great time |

Curse of the Hanging Tree in Genoa a great time

We hope you enjoyed our presentations of The Curse of the Hanging Tree last weekend. It’s a lot of fun to perform and a lot of laughs for the audiences. Thanks to everyone involved for such a great time.

We are nearing the end of July but we still have some great summer entertainment for you.

If you are enjoying our summer lineup, there is one way you can ensure the fun never stops. Come into the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center or call us at 782-2555 and volunteer to help. It takes a lot of people to keep the festivities going, so join us.

You just might find out that being a part of it is even more fun.

Remember, membership also has its benefits. Tickets for our next event, The Taste of the Towns, are on sale now at the Gardnerville museum for $25 per person. But if you are a Douglas County Historical Society member, you will only pay $20. Membership also means you attend the monthly historical lectures free of charge and receive a 10 percent discount in our bookstores. Join DCHS and volunteer to help out at our museums and events. We’d love to have you join us.

The Taste of the Towns is only a week away 5-8 p.m. Aug. 3. There is still a lot to tell you about the event. Because the towns of Minden and Gardnerville are spread out beyond walking distance, we bring those restaurants which are too far away into our parking lot so you can taste their fare, except for those in walking distance It’s just enough walking to stimulate your appetite for all that tasting we do.

This year the restaurants either in the parking lot or within walking distance are: Tombstone Tap and Grill, Tiny Cakes Cupcakery, Bubba Bob, Lentine’s, Papa Murphy’s, Tahoe Ridge Bistro, Buona Sera, Grill Next Door, Overland, the J.T., Sharkey’s, Rancho Grande, Market Café, Girasole and Port of Subs. Obviously we won’t walk to Genoa’s Tombstone Tap and Grill, but Lentine’s, the J.T., The Overland, Sharkey’s, Girasole and others are really close by. The style of food varies from pizza to Basque to Italian and more. If you haven’t been to some of these restaurants yet and want to know more about them, this is your chance to sample their food and pick your own favorites.

The businesses that will be open for us are Ruby Rose City and Saddle Clothes, Classical Glass, Country Carousel and Battle Born Wine.

As we mentioned last week, gadZooks will be open as well.

Though not officially in the program, stop in and enjoy their shop.

Please thank all these businesses for their participation in our fundraising event.

There is one business/restaurant that is an anomaly: Margarita Man. Is it a restaurant or is it a business?

Either way Margarita Man will be in our parking lot. Stop by and decide for yourself.

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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