‘Welcome to Millerville’ theme of Carson Valley Museum fundraiser
What is the Washo name for Lake Tahoe?
Find out the answer to that question and more about Valley history at the History Mystery Luncheon on April 20.
Sponsored by the Douglas County Historical Society, the annual fundraiser leads guests on a hunt throughout various rooms in the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center for answers to history questions. The person with the most correct answers receives a prize.
“It gets people into all the rooms, and they know more about the history of our Valley,” event chairwoman Mary Jane Harding said. “It’s supposed to be fun.”
All proceeds benefit the museum in Gardnerville and the Genoa Courthouse Museum.
The hunt begins at 11 a.m., followed by a salad and dessert lunch at 12:15 p.m.
During lunch, Glennis Hill and Caryl Anderson will perform the skit, ”Drillers in Millerville.”
According to Harding, Millerville is the name applied to a former boarding house located between Minden and Gardnerville that was a house of “ill repute.”
Former Director of the Nevada Division of Cultural Affairs Dr. Michael Fischer will also discuss the event’s theme of Millerville and other obscure Valley history.
There will also be a drawing for prizes ranging from breakfast at Hamdogs to a framed Civil War stamp collection.
Tickets are $25 with no refunds. At the time of purchase attendees can choose their table and seat.
For more information, visit http://www.historicnevada.org, or call 782-2555.