Submissions needed for Gardnerville families heritage cookbook

Staff Reports

Main Street Gardnerville's latest fundraising project is to develop and publish a Gardnerville Heritage Cookbook with old photographs, diary excerpts, store or business ledger pages, newspaper articles and other items from Gardnerville's past.

If your family has owned a business or lived in Gardnerville for two or more generations, you can be a part of the retelling of Gardnerville's history.

A family member must have owned a business in downtown Gardnerville or been a resident of Gardnerville for two or more generations, approximately 50 years.

Recipes, photos, and original documents (such as property deeds, diary excerpts, store or business ledger pages, bills of sale, newspaper articles, postcards, letters, family trees, household or business bills, hotel bill, menu from the family restaurant) must have been created and/or handed down by at least a second-generation family member.

They can be in the original hand of the cook, written in another family members hand or they can be in print. A history of how the recipe was developed or a fond memory associated with the recipe could be included.

Photos can be of the family business, the family home, family members or an event.

Other items of interest are handwritten memos, stories about your family such as how they came to the area, how your parents met or fond childhood memories.

The purpose of this book is to create a history of Gardnerville, its residents and families to give a feeling of what it was like to live in Gardnerville in years past.

Contact Paula Lochridge to make an appointment to bring your contributions into the office or to make other arrangements. Any material that is submitted will be copied or scanned into our files and returned. Call with any ideas, comments or questions regarding this project. We look forward to being able to share our heritage cookbook with each other and with those that come to visit our town.

The Main Street Gardnerville program is part of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Main Street Gardnerville is a nonprofit corporation and an equal opportunity provider. Information, or 782-8027.


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