Agricultural Heritage Day coming Aug. 7

Hay cut for baling along Genoa Lane in mid-June. Agriculture plays an important part in Carson Valley.

Hay cut for baling along Genoa Lane in mid-June. Agriculture plays an important part in Carson Valley.
Photo by Kurt Hildebrand.


The Douglas County Historical Society hosts Agricultural Heritage Day at the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center on 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 7.

This family friendly event features activities and games, and everyone enjoys free admission to the museum that day.

Be sure to check out the Edwin L. Wiegand Ranching and Agricultural Heritage exhibit, which made its debut in an outdoor section of the museum on August 1, 2020. The display features artifacts collected throughout the Carson Valley.

On Aug. 12, Ted Borda speaks on “The Sheep Business” as part of the DCHS Heritage Lecture Series.

Doors open at 6 p.m. with the talk getting underway at 6:30. Cost is $3 at the door, though DCHS members get free admission.

Visit the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center at 1477 US Hwy 395 N in Gardnerville. Call 775-782-2555 for more information, or email the Historical Society at

• Food closet expands its reach

The Carson Valley Community Food Closet’s mission is to achieve food security in Douglas County and during this time of emergency, the food closet has extended its services to reach those impacted by the Tamarack Fire and who are in need of food assistance. Food is available for pickup Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 12:30-4 p.m.

“Anyone from Alpine County or Douglas County who has been affected can come [to the food closet], and we will help them out once a week for the foreseeable future,” said CVCFC Director Sarah Sanchez.

Donations of food may be dropped off between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Friday. Monetary contributions are welcomed and can either be brought directly to the food closet or donated through the food closet’s website at

The closet’s free food distribution event scheduled for July 24 was rescheduled to this Saturday, July 31 from 8-10 a.m. All are welcome. Attendees are asked to bring their own bags, boxes, and/or baskets, if possible.

On Tuesday, August 3, the drive-through Mobile Harvest event takes place in the CVCFC parking lot. Hosted by the Food Bank of Northern Nevada, Mobile Harvest delivers produce and other fresh foods to CVCFC on the first Tuesday of each month from 12:45-1:45 p.m. Distributions are open to anyone, and recipients will be asked to fill out a confidential intake form. More information about this event can be found at

Questions about any of the above events and services can be directed to 775-782-3711 or

Amy Roby can be reached at


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