Cemetery Tour coming up this weekend | RecordCourier.com

Cemetery Tour coming up this weekend

by Liz Paul

“Living histories” of Carson Valley pioneer families will be presented the evening of Oct. 21 at the Genoa Cemetery, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on a self-guided tour.

Among the histories presented will be Mamie Brown (portrayed by Sybil Dunagan), H.D. and Elizabeth Allerman (portrayed by Laurie Hickey and Sheri Kern) and Ann Walker (portrayed by Billie Jean Rightmire). Members of the Marquat and Scossa families will also be portrayed.

The historical society encourages those attending to study the different tombstones in the cemetery and soak up some history, but ask that you be wary of uninvited ghosts and goblins!

As you finish the tour, you are invited to the newly renovated Genoa Courthouse Museum for hot cider and cookies. While there, be sure to check out the witch at the organ who will be providing appropriate music for the evening from her upstairs parlor.

The “Living History” Tour is sponsored yearly by the Carson Valley Historical Society at no charge to the public. The Genoa Cemetery is located north of the town on Foothill Road, and there is ample parking at the entrance of the cemetery. Dress warmly and take a flashlight.

For information, call Marlena Hellwinkel, 782-2010.