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Museum updates

Our storytellers of the Washoe People brought in more than 50 attendees at our last June meeting. The program was created to promote both learning and appreciation of the Washoe language including an appreciation of Native American culture. The next presentations will be on July 5 and July 19, with doors opening at 6 p.m. and the program beginning at 6:30. Admission will be free for all performances.

Upcoming is our 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. As this column is being written, prizes are being donated by the car load. Included is an event for a family of four at Pier 39, and an Aces baseball certificate for four infield reserved seats. This ice cream social is scheduled for July 16 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Carson Valley Museum, 1477 Highway 395 N, Gardnerville. For more information call 782-2555 or visit our website at

Because the first Saturday in July is a part of Fourth of July weekend, we will not be offering Family Day in July.

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, or visit our website at

Contact Ellen Caywood by email at