Wanted: Historic Douglas women

Staff Reports

"Douglas County Women: Past, Present and Future" is the theme of the Douglas County Historical Society's ninth annual Women's History Remembering Project.

This project has been successful in preserving Douglas County history and is held in March to celebrate National Women in History Month.

The historical society is asking for nominations of women who have made a significant historical contribution to the quality of life in Douglas County. Nominees, living or deceased, must live or have lived in Douglas County. Women honored at a public reception on March 28 will be chosen at the discretion of the women in history committee.

Nominating packets may be picked up at the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center 1477 Highway 395, Gardnerville. Deadline to submit nominees is 4 p.m., March 6. Packets may be mailed on request by calling the historical society office at 782-2555 or Helen Chappell at 782-2643.

About 100 women from all walks and ages of Douglas County life have been honored by the historical society since 2000. The honorees over the years have read like a Who's Who of Carson Valley with names such as Aldax, Trimmer, Cordes, Falcke, Hollister, Giovacchini, Henningsen and Smokey.

The womens' names and biographies are archived in the Van Sickle Library at the Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center. Information at www.historicnevada.org


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