Holiday events begin at museum

Where has November gone? It seems like we just celebrated Halloween and Nevada Day.

We are getting ready for the holidays. The November photo contest ends 4 p.m. Nov. 29. Bring your photos of what you think November looks like in Douglas County. into the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center in Gardnerville or e-mail them to me at the below address. Our November winner will be announced Dec. 5.

The big Christmas Gala combined with Santa pictures and the cookie walk and Christmas trees and gingerbread houses is Dec. 6. The trees and houses start coming into the museum during the week of Dec. 1 and will be ready on Dec. 6. The displays may inspire your entry for the December photo contest.

Santa and his elves will be on the front porch of the museum ready to take photos. Bring the kids, the grandkids, the dog, anyone you want in a photo with Santa. Photos will be $5 each.

While you waiting for your Santa photos to be developed, tour the new exhibits at the museum in addition to the trees and the gingerbread houses. Visit the Washoe Room to learn about the history of this native people and see the new photo galleries. There are photos of Washoe war veterans and photos of past and present beauties representing Little Miss Washoe, Miss Teen Washoe and Miss Washoe.

In the Women in History Room see the newly installed antique beauty parlor exhibit. Rejoice that we no longer use that Duart contraption for perms or the bullet-shaped Nobility de luxe hairdryer. Check out some original curling irons. We've come a long way, baby! Thanks to Kathy Martin from Shear Heaven Salon in Gardnerville for her generous donation.

There is a lot to see and do at the museum in December, open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. By the way, Douglas County Historical Society memberships make wonderful Christmas gifts that keep giving all year.

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 Gardnerville museum 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 us keep our doors open.

n Contact Ellen Caywood at or at 790-1565.


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