Any special plans for the season? |

Any special plans for the season?

Do you have anything special planned for the Halloween season? We have some delightfully ghoulish ideas for your entertainment. First, you won’t want to miss the last of our very popular historical lectures in our Second Thursday’s series for this year. On Oct. 13 we feature a select panel of community members who share stories surrounding our local “hauntings.” Shelia Byington will be talking about some of the strange happenings at the CVIC Hall and Louise Manoukian will offer some insight into all things that have occurred over the years at the Old Hospital aka Logan Building. Dr. Michael Fischer will tell many of the stories about the Hanging Tree on Genoa Lane and Shannon Hickey will share paranormal investigations at both museums. Here is your chance to ask the questions regarding things you may have heard and wondered about. Doors open at 6 for a lecture which begins at 6:30. $3 general admission—free to DCHS members. You may join or renew your membership while you are here. The series will resume with all new speakers and topics in January. Thank you for your loyal support throughout the year. We look forward to seeing all of you this Thursday and again on January 12, 2017. Watch our newsletter, this weekly column on Fridays, and our website for details as they become available.(

The DCHS 21st Annual Cemetery Tour will be held at the Garden Cemetery, Gardnerville Saturday, October 15, from 6:30-8 p.m. Have you ever wondered how and why people settled in Carson Valley, and what was the outcome of that decision? Well, you can soon find out when “History Comes Alive at the Garden Cemetery” under a full moon. History will be presented by members of selected pioneer families, with one exception.

Two popular presentations will be a repeat from past tours, the Wennhold family by George Wennhold and Tom Hickey depicting his grandfather, Judge Jim Hickey. Other history tellers will be Linda Reid, the Heitmans; Alan Reed, the Reeds; Bruce Jacobsen and his sister Susan Jackson, the Jacobsens, a husband and wife team Mary and John Stephans, the Rabe family. Kurt Hildebrand, the editor of the Record Courier, will represent the Bert Selkirk family, one-time owner, and editor of the Record Courier. While not related by blood, they are certainly related by occupation.

Guided tours are planned to start every fifteen minutes. Please bring a flashlight and dress for the weather. The Historical Society will serve complimentary refreshments at the cemetery. Tickets are $5 per person, and are on sale at the CVM&CC until 2 p.m. on the day of the tour, and then at the cemetery gate, starting at 6:30 on October 15. Dress for the weather, and be sure to wear comfortable shoes for walking. There is plenty of on-street parking.

As you may be aware, the first Saturday of every month has been designated as “Family Day” at the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center in Gardnerville. Next month we resume offering featured programs for Family Day. You will want to join us on Nov. 5 when we present free demonstrations on how to make snow globes and gingerbread houses, and Christmas cookie decorating. There is no fee to enter the museum on the first Saturdays.

It is time to mark your calendars for our annual first Saturday of December DCHS Holiday Gala. This year’s event falls on Dec. 3 and begins at 10 a.m. Application blanks to enter the snow globe, gingerbread house and Christmas tree decorating competition may be found on our website You may also pick them up at the CVM&CC. We are also accepting signups for cookie and candy makers for this year’s Cookie Walk/Sweet Shoppe being held downstairs during the Holiday Gala. For more information call 782-2555 or sign up at the CVM&CC front desk. Your help is needed to make this tradition a success.

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