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Quilts and history events available this weekend

Are you ready for another weekend filled with great things to do? We at the Douglas County Historical Society have a couple of events on Saturday that you might enjoy.

The first event starts tomorrow morning. In recognition of National Quilting Day, Saturday, the Carson Valley Quilters will host a hands-on demonstration of various quilting techniques at the CV Museum & Cultural Center. The demonstration runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is free to the public. To further add to the festivities we will exhibit our 2001 Millennial Quilt. Each square depicts a familiar Carson Valley landmark and the names of DCHS members who contributed money toward the project are machine embroidered around the outside border.

At 2 p.m. step inside the main gallery to honor our Women In History Remembering Project and reception. Six women will be honored for their contributions to Douglas County. They are Mamie Brown, Ellen Butler, Eloise Kettenberg, Dorcas Olds, Linda Sandstrom and Alvina Bohlmann Wilslef. The presenter for each woman will read a brief biography of her accomplishments. The reception will follow with refreshments provided by Harvey's and Harrahs. The actual biographies and photographs of these six women will be on file at the CV Museum in the Van Sickle Library as well as at the Nevada Women's History Project in Reno. This event is also open to the public and admission is free.

Coming up on April 23 will be our spring luncheon, which we have previously called Second Hand Rose. This year we are stepping back further into the past to give you a taste of "Bloomers, Bustles and Bows" and the history of unmentionables. Our speaker will be Jan Loverin curator of the Marjorie Russell textile collection for the Nevada State Museum in Carson City.

Tickets are on sale now for the event at $20 for DCHS members and $25 for non-members. The ticket price covers the luncheon and program. We do ask that attendees bring their own tea cup and saucer as there will be a contest for best teacup, most original teacup and what other categories we can come up with. The luncheon is from noon until 2 p.m. and seating is very limited so get your tickets soon.

Also coming up is our DCHS annual election of trustees and officers. All members are entitled to vote for the candidates of their choice. The ballot will be in the second quarter newsletter, Museum Matters, due out April 1. Follow the instructions in the printed newsletter or the electronic version. Your vote counts. We know; the pundits say that every election. However, last year one candidate won election by only one vote. Among our members your vote really does count.

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Your membership is important to us. When you join DCHS we reward you with benefits not available for non-members. We give you free admission to both our museum, a discount in our bookstores and reduced event ticket prices. Plan to join DCHS soon.

Membership in the Douglas County Historical Society helps fulfill our mission to the preserve our local history and making it accessible to our communities and visitors. In addition to the benefits you receive as a member, your participation helps us maintain our educational programs promoting the cultural aspects and heritage of our community. Membership opportunities range from student to lifetime. Contact us for the full benefits of membership or any other aspect of the work done by the historical society at 782-2555, DCHS@HistoricNV.org or visit our website at http://www.historicnv.org.

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