Events at the museum

Staff Reports

Museum melodrama

The Douglas County Historical Society presents the "Hotel Minden" melodrama as an annual fundraiser, Feb. 6-8 at the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center in Gardnerville. Lasagna dinner shows and between-show entertainment are 6 p.m. Feb. 6 and 7. Cost is $20. The 1 p.m. Feb. 8 show features a hot dog lunch with all the trimmings and between-show entertainment for $15. Information and tickets available at the museum, 1477 Highway 395 in Gardnerville or 782-2555.

Student Day movie

Student-Senior Day is Feb. 7 at the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center, 1477 Highway 395, Gardnerville. Screenings of the 1949 movie, "Chicken Every Sunday," at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Part of the movie was filmed in Carson Valley and stars Celeste Holm and Dan Dailey. Museum tours led by costumed docents, 10 a.m. noon and 2 p.m. Free admission for seniors and students with accompanying adult on the first Saturday of the month. Information, 782-2555.

Women in history

Nominations are accepted for women who make or have made contributions to the quality of life in Douglas County. Submit nominees for the "Douglas County Women: Past, Present and Future" project to the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center 1477 Highway 395, Gardnerville. Deadline is March 6. Call the historical society office at 782-2555 or Helen Chappell at 782-2643. Information at


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