CARSON Valley, Nev.
The Douglas County Historical Society's Great Barns of Carson Valley tour is 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 23. Tickets are $25 for non-members and $20 for Douglas County Historical Society members.
Ticket price includes tours of historic timber-framed barns and free admission to the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center in Gardnerville and Genoa Courthouse Museum. Complimentary ice cream sundaes are served after the tour until 4 p.m. at the Gardnerville museum.
Tickets for tours of the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park will also be available for $5 per person and must purchased in advance. One-hour tours of the Dangberg Home Ranch begin at 12:45 p.m. Tours are limited to 8 to 10 per tour group.
The winner of the barn photography contest receives $50 and the photo will be featured on the cover of the DCHS newsletter. Photos must be 5-by-7 inches or larger and be on CD to quality. Application and required release form available at the Gardnerville museum.
Raffle tickets available at the Gardnerville museum to win a photo of the Trimmer barn on Ranch No. 1 in Genoa framed with a poem by cowboy poet Ken Gardner. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5.
Tickets may be purchased by credit card by calling Douglas County Historical Society at 782-2555. An additional charge of $1 will be charged for postage and handling.
The Douglas County Historical Society features the Great Barns of Carson Valley tour to show the importance of preserving historic structures as part of National Historic Preservation Month in May. Funds from the barn tour benefit the Genoa Courthouse Museum and the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center in Gardnerville.
The Douglas County Historical Society is self-supporting and raises operating funds from events like the barn tour. The goal is to preserve local history and make it accessible to residents and visitors.