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Museum offers Junior Historian program with Scarselli school

Staff reports

All children through 12 years of age can join the Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center as a “Junior Historian,” and for $1, receive all sorts of benefits.

The cultural center is a partner with Scarselli Elementary School, and the Junior Historian program is a joint effort between the museum and the school.

Scarselli teacher Brenda Downs developed all of the materials for the program.

Membership packets are available now at the cultural center in Gardnerville and the Genoa Courthouse Museum, both operated by the Carson Valley Historical Society. Junior Historians are members of both museums.

Packets include:

n Official Junior Historian card.

n Official Junior Historian button.

n Signature displayed on a membership board in the lobby of the Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center in Gardnerville.

n Brochures for each museum.

n A scavenger hunt to be completed with an adult. The membership card will be stamped after the hunt is completed and each visit thereafter. After receiving five stamps, the Junior Historian will receive a special prize.

Being a Junior Historian enables children to learn about the history of Carson Valley and promotes life-long learning through the use of museums, said SES teacher Bobbie Williams.

The Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center is sponsoring a National History Day contest open to young people. The contest will be held Feb., 28, 1998 at the museum, and winners will go to regional and national competitions.

Teachers throughout Douglas County have information to help their students, Williams said.

For more information about the contest, contact Williams at SES, 265-2222 or Carson Valley Historical Society member Dewey Jay, 265-2555.