Haunted Weekend begins tonight
October 20, 2011
Haunted Weekend starts tonight in Minden Park at 6:30 p.m. Don’t forget to dress warmly; those spirits can chill you to the bone. Wear comfortable walking shoes; you just might need to make a quick getaway. Remember to bring along your imagination and your sense of humor. You’re going to have a great time.
Tonight is the Haunted Minden Ghost Walk with tours leaving Minden Park at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. from the corner of Minden Park at Esmeralda St. Tomorrow night is the Haunted Gardnerville Cemetery Tour with tour groups leaving for the Garden Cemetery every 15 minutes from 6:30 until 8:00 p.m. You might want to bring along a flashlight; those cemeteries are awfully dark, you know.
Sunday morning at 11:00 a.m. will be the final tour in Genoa. The tour leaves from the Courthouse Museum and will treat you to a host of information about our favorite small town. Tickets are still $5 per person per event. You can’t even buy a decent bag of Halloween candy for that. Pick your Tour – or pick all of them – and we’ll see you there.
Also this weekend is the first of two weekends devoted to the antique clothing exhibit at the Dangberg Home Ranch. The exhibit is open from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and reservations are not required. Admission is $5 for adults, free for children 16 and younger.
Thursday, Nov. 10, is the next Lecture in our continuing series. The topic will be the Basque culture, shepherding and the history of aspen tree carving. The very next night, Friday, Nov. 11, is our Bingo Night at St. Gall. The Knights of Columbus have organized a fun fundraiser night with Bingo and food and beverages available to buy. Doors open at 6 p.m. and this event is open to anyone in the community. Due to Nevada gaming regulations, no one under 21 can be admitted. Call 782-2555 for additional information.
Did you know that you can be a part of our annual Holiday Gala? You can and you have a few choices of how to participate. First, you can bake cookies for our cookie walk. The more cookies we have the better because we won’t sell out quite so fast. Call 782-2555 to sign up for cookies. If you are not a baker, but love to create, call 782-2555 to see how you or your organization can participate in the Festival of Trees. Or again, call 782-2555 to learn how to volunteer to make a gingerbread house or village. There are many ways to participate including coming out at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, to enjoy the fun. Just get in on the fun however you can.
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If you have any questions about anything mentioned here, please call the Douglas County Historical Society at the Carson Valley Museum in Gardnerville at 782-2555. Visit our website at http://www.historicnevada.org. Remember, DCHS and its two museums, the Carson Valley Museum in Gardnerville and the Courthouse Museum in Genoa, do not receive any regular state or county funding. It’s up to our members and friends to help us keep our doors open.