Museum's Gallery of Trees winners announced

The 12th annual Gallery of Trees was a huge success, thanks to all who participated either by decorating a tree or voting for one. We ended up with 14 trees and you have picked our winners. First place goes to the Hip Hatters of Carson Valley for their tree, "Red Hat and Wild." Congratulations, Hip Hatters.

Second place goes to Douglas County Republican Women for their tree, "Freedom is not Free." And third place goes to Trinity Lutheran Women for their tree, "Trinity Lutheran 1898-2008." Congratulations to our winners and thank you to everyone who entered and voted.

Next week's column will feature the December photo contest winner. The contest didn't end in time for the winner to be announced today, however, we did have a lot of wonderful entries. Thanks to all our Douglas County shutterbugs.

Rehearsals have started for this year's melodrama. Tickets are on sale now at the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center in Gardnerville. Get yours soon, you don't want to miss this one. Depending upon which performance you choose, we'll be serving up lunch or dinner and a lot of laughs for everyone.

If you are still looking for that perfect 2009 calendar, we have a few copies of our own Douglas County Historical Society calendar left in the Main Street Bookstore. This may be the only calendar you will ever own where the photos were taken by your friends and neighbors.

Upcoming events include Saturday's Student-Senior Day at the Gardnerville museum. Ralph Chizek will be speaking about ancient Hebrew pictographs at 11 a.m. and again at 1 p.m. Also coming up on Jan. 16 and continuing until May 14, Mr. Chizek will be offering a watercolor painting class from 10 a.m. to noon.

Thursday is the next in the Douglas County Historical Society's lecture series. Mark Jensen will be speaking about the Dangberg Home Ranch. The lectures are free to the public and the Main Street Bookstore is open before and after each lecture.

March 28 is the date for the reception honoring our Douglas County Women in History. DCHS needs you to nominate any woman you feel has made a significant contribution to the quality of life in Douglas County. Nominating packets will be available starting Monday, Jan. 5, and all nominations are due by March 6. For more information, call 782-2555.

If you have any questions about anything mentioned here, please call the Douglas County Historical Society at the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center in Gardnerville at 782-2555. Visit our Web site at Remember, DCHS and its two museums, the museum in Gardnerville and the Genoa Court House Museum, do not receive any regular state or county funding. It's up to our members and friends to help keep our doors open.

n Contact Ellen Caywood at or at 790-1565.



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