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Douglas County history topic of museum lecture

Staff Reports

Robert Ellison, Mark Jensen and Laurie Hickey will discuss 150 years of Douglas County history during the historical society’s May lecture at 7 p.m. May 12 at the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center, 1477 Highway 395, Gardnerville.

Ellison is a Carson Valley and Nevada historian who has written several books about the history of Carson Valley and Nevada. His wife Marion helps out as researcher, proof reader and writer. The historical society may get her to join the panel.

Jensen, Dangberg Home Ranch interpreter, was selected to speak because of the research he did on the 1930s and 1940s for the March lecture on Douglas County and the Dangberg Ranch. He is a certified archivist and has a master’s in American history.

Hickey’s knowledge of local history is from several generations of family living in Carson Valley, Lake Tahoe, Virginia City and Alpine County. She does most of the research for the exhibits in both museums. After doing the research for the Trail to the Promised Land exhibit, she developed a passion for the Carson River Route of the Emigrant Trail and has lead hikes for the last couple of summers.

Admission is $3, free for historical society members. Information, 782-2555.