Melodrama tickets may sell fast |

Melodrama tickets may sell fast

If you like wet winters, you have to love this one. We are definitely wet with rain every two or three days. Weather is cyclical. It could be completely different next year.

Last week we gave you a great description of the upcoming Murder Mystery at the Museum. You read about it but you didn’t rush right over to the CV Museum to buy your tickets. We know it’s early and since there are no reserved tickets, why rush? If you wait too long the date you choose could be sold out. You wouldn’t want that. And you can’t participate in the murder mystery if you aren’t in the audience.

This whole production is going to be very different from our Melodramas. We’ll have different cast members, different crew members or crew members doing different things. There aren’t any singing cowboys, cowboy poets or spoofs on a certain roundabout in town. Get your tickets for one of six performances; Feb. 26, 27, 28 and March 4, 5, 6. Tickets are $15 for DCHS members, $20 for non-members. Order tickets by phone at 782-2555.

Friday and Saturday performances are at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. We mentioned last week that the doors would open one hour early for you to reserve your own seats. When you come in and present your tickets, you will be given a reserved sign to place on the seat of your choice, thereby reserving your own seat. Then you can check out the no-host bar, sample the hors d’oeuvres, chat with friends, visit the bookstore, etc.

Feb. 6 is Family Day at the CV Museum. At 10 a.m. we will hold our kick-off meeting for our Young Chautauqua program, a free program running from February through April, which is open to all local families with youths ages eight and up. With the addition of Dianna Borges, Kim Copél and Chuck Baldauskas to the team we anticipate seeing an active, dynamic program for 2016. The season kicks off with an open house on Feb. 6, and will give participants a firsthand introduction to what it takes to be a Chautauqua performer.

The Feb. 11 Second Thursday Lecture speaker will be Helen Townsell-Parker. She is the founder of the Westbrook Foundation and author of “A Cry For Help,” the story of the struggles and victories of the Black Springs community of Northern Nevada. Again, the lecture starts at our new time, 6:30 p.m. Admission is free for DCHS members and $3 for non-members.

Nominations for Women in History Remembering Project will be accepted until March 1. Applications are available at the CV Museum front desk and online at Nominees need to have lived in Douglas County at some point and contributed to the quality of life here.

There are seats to be filled on the DCHS Board of Trustees at the end of our fiscal year in May. Nominations for prospective board members open Feb. 1. Please call the DCHS office, 782-2555, or email for candidate criteria. Visit for more information as of Feb. 1. The deadline for submitting nominations is March 1.

Membership in the Douglas County Historical Society helps fulfill our mission to the preserve our local history and making it accessible to our communities and visitors. In addition to the benefits you receive as a member, your participation helps us maintain our educational programs promoting the cultural aspects and heritage of our community. Membership opportunities range from Student to Lifetime. Please contact us for the full benefits of membership or any other aspect of the work done by the historical society at 782-2555 or at

Contact Ellen Caywood by email at