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Historical society shares granted wish

Every not for profit organization has a specific wish list consisting of items needed, items in need of upgrade or repair and items that need replacing. DCHS has its own needs and we will publish them here from time to time. For right now one of our dearest wishes has been to team up with the Washoe Tribe and offer the public their storytelling. This summer our wish is coming true.

We are proud to announce that Washoe storytellers will be at the CV Museum & Cultural Center on the first and third Tuesdays of each month throughout the summer. Come hear the stories and legends of the Washoe People in their native language with translations into English. The program was created to promote both learning and appreciation of the Washoe language including an appreciation of Native American culture. The next presentation will be Tuesday with doors opening at 6 p.m. and the program beginning at 6:30. Admission will be free for all performances.

Because the first Saturday in July is a part of Fourth of July weekend, we will not be offering Family Day in July. Hopefully all of you are away on a long weekend holiday, enjoying life in our little slice of heaven called Douglas County. There will be a First Tuesday storytelling presentation on the 5th and 19th and we will have our Second Thursday lecture series on the 14th.

The Great Race will be here this Sunday, at Heritage Park in Gardnerville. Though not a DCHS event, this special event is being held in our back yard. Heritage Park will be filled with hundreds of classic cars. Participants in the 2016 Great Race will be making a lunch stop in Gardnerville and will arrive around 12:30 p.m. We hope you will visit this event and also stop by the CV Museum. We’re doing a special opening to accommodate the event and admission will be free.

July is coming and we at the Douglas County Historical Society are hosting a Kid’s Old Time Ice Cream Social. Ice cream cones, root beer floats, old time music and old time activities for kids including chalk art drawing hosted by the Carson Valley Arts Council. Parents, there will plenty for you to do including raffles for great prizes. This social is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m July 16 at the CV Museum, 1477 Highway 395, Gardnerville. For more information call 782-2555 or visit our website at http://www.HistoircNV.org

All monies donated to the Douglas County Historical Society are 100 percent tax deductible and go to keep our doors open. The DCHS subsists primarily on donations, a small annual appropriation from Douglas County, and grants from public and private sources. We are here solely to preserve the history of Douglas County from the Valley to the Lakes 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, DCHS@HistoricNV.org or visit our website at http://www.historicnv.org.

Contact Ellen Caywood by email at in2my2cats@yahoo.com.