October welcomes list of new events
Tonight is “Romancing the West,” a time-traveling, visual musical concert spanning over 240 years of the history of the people of the American West in the musical styles of their times, illustrated with historic photos and video. This concert is so special; we want to encourage everyone to attend. Therefore, we have arranged for two free tickets to be given to the first non-DCHS member to claim them when the doors open tonight. You will need to use the key words, “Old West.” DCHS members are not eligible to enter this contest; only nonmembers may win the two tickets.
Tickets are also on sale at the CV Museum for $10 for DCHS members, $15 for nonmembers. You can also call 782-2555 to buy tickets with your credit card and pick them up tonight. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the concert starts at 7. Some tickets may be available at the door.
Saturday, is Family Day at the CV Museum. Admission is free and we will offer a hands-on demonstration by the Carson Valley Quilt Guild showing different aspects of quilting. Family Day runs from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The quilting demonstration will be from 10 to noon.
Thursday is our second Thursday Lecture. Paul Pace will speak on Frémont and the Great Reconnaissance. This presentation includes a look at the respective backgrounds of Frémont and the cartographer who accompanied him on his expeditions. Pace is a member of the Frémont Howitzer Recovery Team and a professional surveyor. Doors open at 6 p.m. for the lecture that begins at 7 Admission is $3 for the public; DCHS members are admitted free.
Oct. 16 and 17, is Haunted Weekend. Friday’s tour is Haunted Minden. Kim Copèl shares tales of real hauntings as told to her by local residents as well as what she has found through historical research. Bring a flashlight if you have one and wear walking shoes. Tours depart at 6 and 8 p.m. with a maximum of 24 persons per group. Tickets are on sale now at the CV Museum for $10 per person.
The Saturday tour features Valley native Laurie Hickey coordinating tours of the Genoa Cemetery. Tours will leave approximately every 15 minutes starting at 6 and going until 8 p.m. Tickets are $5 per person and are available at the CV Museum and at the event. Again bring a flashlight and wear walking shoes. This is October and it could be chilly; bring a warm wrap.
Family Day on Nov. 7, will feature a workshop on making Gingerbread Houses and waterless snow globes. Dennis Little, who has sponsored the gingerbread houses contest for many years, will demonstrate how to make the houses while Cindy Rogers will demonstrate the waterless snow globes. Bring the kids so they can learn how to make fun holiday projects. Demonstration hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and admission is free.
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 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 http://www.historicnv.org.
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