Don’t forget Women in History reception |

Don’t forget Women in History reception

Tomorrow afternoon we will be honoring our seven Women In History. Please join us at 2 p.m. as we present these women and their accomplishments to the community. Following the program, light refreshments will be served. Admission to this event is free. We look forward to seeing you there.

Our first event in April will be our lecture on April 11. Nicholas Clapp will be our lecture speaker. Documentary filmmaker and author Nicholas Clapp has studied and filmed the deserts of the world. He has a master’s degree in cinema from the University of Southern California. Over the years, he has worked for David L. Wolper, the Walt Disney Company, Columbia Pictures, the major networks and PBS. He will be speaking about the Mojave Desert and the towns of Tonopah and Goldfield. His book “Gold and Silver in the Mojave: Images of the Last Frontier” will be available. Admission is $3, or free to DCHS members.

Then on April 20, we will host our History Mystery Luncheon. Beginning at 11 a.m. luncheon guests will search for answers to an assortment of questions concerning various displays in the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center. Then they will enjoy visiting with friends in the main gallery where lunch will begin at 12:15 p.m. There will also be a your choice drawing, and our special guest speaker Dr. Michael Fischer. Glennis Hill and Caryl Anderson will perform a skit for our entertainment. Tickets are on sale now for $25 per person. Space is limited, so get your tickets soon.

May always starts with the seasonal opening of the Courthouse Museum in Genoa which coincides with the Cowboy Poetry Festival May 3-5. The Courthouse Museum will be open daily from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. through October.

On May 9, DCHS will present lecture speakers Dick and Wanda Canton. They will tell us about their book “Bodie Railway & Lumber Co., Railroad in the Sky, 1881-1917.” Dick and Wanda along with like-minded railroad fans formed the Friends of the Bodie Railway in the late 1990s. The Cantons live in Carson Valley and have a cabin near Mammoth Lakes. They have worked to keep the history of this railroad alive. Their book will be available for purchase at the lecture. Doors open at 6:45 p.m., with the lecture starting at 7. Admission is $3, or free for DCHS members.

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