A mother and daughter both associated with preserving Genoa’s history will be recognized this weekend in honor of Women’s History Month.
On Saturday, the Douglas County Historical Society’s Women in History Remembering Project will induct Margaret Hume Scott, who helped found the Genoa Historical Society.
Scott wrote a Genoa News column for The Record-Courier just after World War II and was one of the first to report the date for the first Candy Dance as 1919. Scott is one of four women to be inducted 1 p.m. Saturday. Also on the list are Gertrude Hironymous Dangberg, Anita Ernst Watson and Marion Fay Ellison.
The event will be conducted at the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center, 1479 Main St., in Gardnerville.
On Sunday, the Nevada State Museum will celebrate with the launch of a new series of commemorative medallions honoring women, including Scott’s daughter, Agnes Scott Train Janssen, one of the Nevada State Museum’s first curators. Minting will begin 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the museum, 600 N. Carson St., in Carson City.
“This medallion series is a great way to learn about the inspirational trail blazing women of Nevada and experience the one-of-a-kind historic Coin Press No. 1 operating in the famous Carson City U. S. Branch Mint building.” said Nevada Division of Museums and History Administrator Myron Freedman. “We are looking forward to expanding this program in the coming years.”
The museum will be closed to the public except for this event. Attendees may purchase a one-half troy ounce .999 pure silver planchet in the Museum Store for $75 and watch as it is minted on historic Coin Press No. 1.
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