Among the spectators expected to attend Genoa’s Western Heritage Days on Saturday are Charles Lindbergh, C. S. Lewis, Isadora Duncan, Olivia Newton John, and Vince Scully, or at least the young people portraying them.
The Douglas County Historical Society’s Young Chautauquans will be wandering Nevada's Oldest Town on Saturday.
“Our performers will be strolling about town prior to the 1 p.m. presentation at the Genoa Community Church,” said Coordinator Dennis Little. “An encore performance will be held May 6, at the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center in Gardnerville.”
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The Courthouse Museum will open for the season on Saturday, Little said.
Carson Valley Photo Club members will have their work on display Saturday and Sunday at Whit Hall on the River Fork Ranch in Genoa.
Heritage Days first equine parade, featuring more than 30 horses, miniature ponies, two wagons, a cart and a burro down Main Street is 2 p.m. Saturday.
The route will pass Mormon Station State Historic Park, the Courthouse Museum and the iconic Genoa Bar. Best viewing is between the Courthouse Museum and Orchard House.
Among the parade participants are Miss Rodeo Nevada Kaila Hill; Douglas County Sheriff Dan Coverley; the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Mounted Posse; and the Nevada Division of the National Pony Express Association.
Riders will reenact the exchange of the mochila at about 3 p.m. Saturday in front of the Courthouse Museum, after the parade.
The event offers a free Saturday festival with kids’ activities, Western art and vendors, live music and Cowboy poetry and Pioneer and Civil War reenactments.