Tickets still available for last weekend of Murder in the Museum |

Tickets still available for last weekend of Murder in the Museum

We have some sad news to report. DCHS has lost two more long-standing members. Bill Palmer and Irene Marshall both passed away over last weekend. Bill’s memorial was on Wednesday and Irene’s will be held at the CV Museum tomorrow between 11 and 2. Our love and sympathy goes out to their families.

We also have news to report on “Murder in the Museum”. It seems that you who have seen it have really enjoyed it and are telling those who haven’t so they can buy tickets. The play is a lot of fun and even the kids that have attended have enjoyed themselves. Tickets are still available for this weekend. Go to the Main Street Bookstore in the CV Museum to buy yours so you don’t miss out.

There are three more performances this weekend. Friday and Saturday evenings the doors will open at 6 and the performance will start at 7 p.m. Sunday the doors open at 1 and the performance starts at 2 p.m. All tickets are $20 per person, $15 for DCHS members. All seats are unreserved. Arrive when the doors open to reserve the seats of your choice. You can also call 782-2555 during museum hours and buy tickets by credit card. There also may be some tickets available at the door.

Our second Thursday Lecture Series on Thursday features Allen Biaggi speaking on the topic of Job’s Peak. “Which one is Job’s Peak Anyhow? You might be Surprised!” Biaggi will help us understand Job’s, Job’s Sister, Freel, Monument and Genoa Peaks, Silver Mountain, Mount Siegel and the Pinenuts. Our doors open at 6 with the lecture starting at our new time of 6:30 p.m. Admission is $3 per person, free for DCHS members.

Our annual Women in History Remembering Project Reception is only two weeks away. We will be honoring six women who have contributed to the quality of life in Douglas County March 19. The reception is from 2-4 p.m. and is open to the public with no admission charge. Light refreshments will be served. We want everyone to help us celebrate these women and their accomplishments. Next week’s column will tell you who they are and give a brief biography of each one.

On April 23 we will be holding our Annual Second Hand Rose luncheon, the name of which has been changed. This year we are calling it “Bloomers, Bustles and Bows” and will offer a fashion show of the history of “unmentionables.” Save April 23, because tickets are limited and will be on sale soon.

Have you ever noticed that our members almost always get a discounted ticket price for our events? That is one of the benefits we offer to those who support us. Other benefits include free admission to both museums, a 10% discount at museum bookstores, invitations to special events and more. Why don’t you join DCHS? Our annual dues are very reasonable and as a member you won’t miss out on a thing. Call 782-2555 for more information.

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. Please contact us for the full benefits of membership or any other aspect of the work done by the historical society at (775) 782-2555, or visit our website at

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