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Cemetery tour to go indoors

Staff Reports

While the moon will be full, it will be hard to see from inside on Saturday.

The prospect of blustery weather has prompted the Douglas County Historical Society to alter “History Comes Alive at the Garden Cemetery,” to “History Comes Alive at the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center” 6:30-8 p.m.today.

This will be the 21st Cemetery tour of the Society when Douglas County history will be presented by members of selected pioneer families, with one exception.

You will hear how and why people settled in Carson Valley and what was the outcome of that decision. The Garden Cemetery is located behind the Stratton Center, at the intersection of Cemetery Lane, Douglas Avenue and Spruce Street.

Two popular histories will be a repeat from past tours. George Wennhold will represent early life on the Wennhold Ranch and Tom Hickey will tell the history of his grandfather, Judge Jim Hickey.

Other family historians will be Linda Reid, the Heitmans; Alan Reed, the Reeds. Knowledge of the Rabe family will be presented by husband and wife team, John and Mary Stephans.

Kurt Hildebrand (the exception), editor of The Record-Courier will relate the history of the Bert Selkirk family, one-time owner and editor of The Record-Courier.

While not related by blood, they certainly are related by occupation.

Guided tours are planned to start every 15 minutes. Please carry a flashlight and dress for the weather. Cookies and cider will be served, compliments of the Historical Society.

Tickets are $5 per person and are now on sale and can be purchased at the Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center, until 2 p.m., Oct. 15 and then that evening at the museum,starting at 6:30 p.m.

It is the hope of the Historical Society that history once again comes alive for the community to enjoy and appreciate..