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Washoe people share their stories in native language

If this isn’t summer, we don’t know what is. It’s June; temperatures are hovering around 90 and the kids are out of school. All we need to do to complete the picture is to load a cooler with ice and sodas, grab a beach blanket and head to the Lake. See you there.

Please join us as the Douglas County Historical Society teams with the Washoe People to share with you their stories and legends in their native language with translations into English. The doors of the CV Museum and Cultural Center will open at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, for this storytelling event which will begin at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free for all.

Come back on Thursday for our Second Thursday Lecture Series, Jack Harpster’s presentation on Duane L. Bliss, taken from his book “Lumber Baron of the Comstock Lode: The Life and Times of Duane L. Bliss”. The handprints of the Bliss Family are all over Western Nevada. Glenbrook, in Douglas County, is one of the most important sites. It encompasses everything from Comstock Lode lumbering and railroading in the last half of the 19th Century to the divorce and tourist trade during the first half of the 20th Century. At the core of it all is a most fascinating man, Duane L. Bliss. The doors open at 6 p.m. with the lecture starting at 6:30. Admission is free for DCHS members, $3 for non-members.

Carson Valley Days is June 11. DCHS is planning an entry in the CV Days parade and we are still looking for members and children of members to come out and help. We will be using the Borges’ surrey and we have also invited our Young Chautauquans to ride in the parade. You can be a part of the parade; help us decorate, then watch and cheer our participants. Please contact Cindy or Dennis at the CV Museum at 782-2555 to let us know how you wish to help.

The Pony Express re-ride is scheduled to leave Sacramento on June 15, at 10 a.m. and is scheduled to arrive in Genoa on June 16, at 11 a.m. If they hold to that schedule, watching the re-ride in Genoa will leave you there for lunch. All are invited to come out to Mormon Station State Historic Park and the Courthouse Museum in Genoa to watch. Plan a visit to the Pony Express room in the Courthouse Museum and then tour Mormon Station and the stockade. There are several restaurants nearby for lunch or bring a picnic to enjoy.

On June 19, Main Street Gardnerville is hosting a classic car show at Heritage Park in conjunction with the national Great Race. Treat the family to a day out looking at those classic cars. The show will open at 9 a.m. After you’ve seen the show, join us at the CV Museum where we will be open to greet all visitors. If you are a DCHS member and volunteer, please call Dennis or Cindy at 782-2555 to offer your help. We need greeters both at the museum and at the park to show visitors how to get to the museum.

Membership in the Douglas County Historical Society helps fulfill our mission to the preserve our local history and making it accessible to our communities and visitors. In addition to the benefits you receive as a member, your participation helps us maintain our educational programs promoting the cultural aspects and heritage of our community. Membership opportunities range from Student to Lifetime. Contact us for the full benefits of membership or any other aspect of the work done by the 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.