Second Hand Rose tickets selling fast |

Second Hand Rose tickets selling fast

by Ellen Caywood
The Scarlet Sippers Red Hat group from Minden at a previous Second Hand Rose Fashion Show and Sale at the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center.
Shannon Litz file photo |

Have you purchased your tickets for Second Hand Rose yet? You’d better hurry because there are just a few seats left.

And, gals, this is not a stage production. It does not matter where you sit because the models will be walking throughout the gallery.

There truly is not a bad seat in the house and the food promises to be excellent as well.

Call 782-2555 or get over to the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center today to get your tickets.

The courthouse museum in Genoa is scheduled to open on May 2, in conjunction with the Genoa Cowboy Festival.

It will remain open through October. We need a pair of volunteers to step up and fill our need on Sundays in Genoa.

You would have your choice of morning (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.) or afternoon (1 to 4 p.m.) Right now we don’t have enough volunteers to keep the museum open for the full six hours, but with your help we can throw open our doors for one of the busiest days for tourism in Genoa.

Thanks to all who prepared and served and all who came out for our volunteer recognition reception.

We all had a great time and got to meet others who help out. There is an aura of excitement in the museum these days.

We are going places and doing things, and you will be amazed at what the trustees have in store for our community. As they used to say in radio, “Stay tuned. There is more on the way.”

Marlena Hellwinkel is coordinating our second annual Historic Preservation Award.

Start thinking about possible nominations for an organization whose contributions have demonstrated outstanding excellence in historic preservation and/or to an individual or group who have renovated or preserved a Douglas County historic building.

Nominations close May 1. Full details are on our website or at 782-2555.

Speaking of the website, look for the launch of the new and updated website very soon. We learned that using a standard website format didn’t work for us, so we have had a museum specific site developed just for us.

It is just about ready for launch and will provide you with all you ever needed to know about the Douglas County Historical Society and its two museums.

When you think of volunteering at the museum, what comes to mind? A stuffy back room with cobwebs, or a small desk in the middle of an even smaller closet?

Not so with DCHS. We have a need for people who can think outside of the box.

With so many activities and special events at our museums, plus a noticeable increase in attendance, we are looking for a team of hospitality hosts willing to assist our visitors.

Hospitality hosts would attend our programs and special events, welcoming guests to the event and assisting them with seating and the location of museum facilities.

In addition, hosts would provide information regarding our upcoming events and membership opportunities. If this is of interest to you please contact Dennis Little at 782-2555.

All monies donated to DCHS are 100 percent tax deductible and go to keep our doors open. The Douglas County Historical Society subsists primarily on donations, a small annual appropriation from Douglas County, and occasional grants from public and private sources. 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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