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Space available for flea market

by Ellen Caywood

There is no doubt that summer is here; just check out those temperatures. Then check out the great summer events we have in store for you.

Start with the July flea market on July 21. We open at 8 a.m. in the cool of the morning and end at 2 p.m. before the heat is too bad. We offer sellers great Highway 395 visibility and buyers can find great parking behind the museum. If you have a few things you’d like to sell, call 782-2555 and reserve your 10-foot-by-10 foot space for only $20.

One of the best things about this Valley is the afternoon breeze off the mountains. That’s why we can hold our Taste of the Towns on the first weekend in August and you won’t suffer from the heat. So head over to the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center and pick up your tickets for the best event of the summer. Tickets for our DCHS members are only $20 per person while nonmembers pay $25. Once again, the Alpine Douglas Chapter of Thrivent for Lutherans is helping sponsor this event and will match a portion of your ticket dollars as their donation to our museums.

If you haven’t eaten at all the great restaurants in town, this will be your chance to sample the wares from many of our best. Located in our museum parking lot you will find Port of Subs, Papa Murphy’s, Tahoe Ridge Winery, Margarita Man, Killer Salsa, 88 Cups & More, La Lee Pops, La Hacienda Del Sazon, The Grill Next Door, Moose & Squirrel and Buona Sera. While you dine, enjoy Ben Crocker’s music.

If you can still walk after all that, head on up or down Highway 395 to the Overland, The New Market Cafe at the Historian Inn, The New Rancho Grande, JT’s, where you can listen to C.W. & Mr. Spoons, Sharkey’s and Cafe Girasole. On your walk, stop in at some of our local shops including Ruby Rose City & Saddle Clothes, Classical Glass, Nevada Ugly, our newest bar serving tastes of their beer, Cheshire Antiques, Country Carousel and Battle Born Wine. We have some very special shops that you will want to know more about.

As the evening progresses, linger a while at either the museum parking lot or at the J.T. and enjoy the music. You might even want to dance a bit – to wear off all that great food. We have our tickets. Get yours soon and come out and join in the food and fun for the old-timers in the Valley. We have a lot of old photographs in our archives and we don’t know who the people are who in many of them. If you have been around the Valley for a while, make plans to come down and help us identify some of these people. Give us a call at 782-2555 and reserve a time that is convenient for you. We appreciate your willingness to help. All monies donated to DCHS are 100 percent tax deductible and go to keep our doors open. 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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