Not too late to attend luncheon |

Not too late to attend luncheon

by Ellen Caywood

If you are surprised by our little snow storm this week, you may be even more surprised to learn that records show that we have gotten snow in every month, including July and August.

We at DCHS remember a barn tour in May a few years ago when it snowed. None of us were prepared for it and we about froze.

You won’t freeze at the History Mystery luncheon tomorrow. No snow is predicted and the lunch will be held inside.

If you are still waiting to buy your tickets, call 782-2555 and reserve them with your credit card. They will be at the front door waiting for you when you get there.

Call a friend today and invite him or her to a fun luncheon. We guarantee you’ll have a great time.

Next Saturday, April 27, at 2 p.m. is the first time participation of DCHS’s Young Chautauquans with the Great Basin group at the Carson City Library, 900 Roop St., Carson City.

This presentation is free to the public. Young Chautauquans from third through eighth grade portray historical figures which they have chosen. They represent the person in costume and present a 10 minute monologue about the person’s life.

And speaking of our Young Chautauquans, the date of their summer program in Mormon State Park has been changed.

This year they will perform on June 19, from 5 to 8 p.m. We encourage everyone to come out to cheer them on.

Bring a picnic supper for the whole family and enjoy their performances. Admission to this event is also free of charge.

As we head into May don’t forget the seasonal opening of the Courthouse Museum in Genoa on May 4, coinciding with the Genoa Cowboy Festival.

As usual our Exhibit Committee has been working over the winter to enhance current exhibits and create new ones. The Courthouse Museum will be open daily from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. through October.

Our lecture series on May 9 will feature Dick and Wanda Canton speaking 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 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 and the lecture starts at 7 p.m.

Admission is free to our DCHS members; $3 for nonmembers.

Meet up with friends at Jethro’s Oven Grille and Sports Bar in the Ranchos on May 15, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. for great food and a fundraiser for DCHS.

Go to our website, to print a copy of our flier or stop by the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center and pick up a copy.

Take the flier with you to Jethro’s any time on the 15th and Jethro’s will donate a portion of your check to our museums.

You must present a flier with each check. Round up your friends and take extra copies of the flier with you. This is a great opportunity to sample Jethro’s great food and help DCHS at the same time.

All monies donated to DCHS are 100 percent tax deductible and go to keep our doors open. The Douglas County Historical Society receives only occasional financial assistance from our county and state governments. We are here solely to preserve the history of this wonderful valley and to make sure you have the opportunity to enjoy it. If you have any questions about anything mentioned here, please call the Douglas County Historical Society at 782-2555 or visit our website at

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