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Women’s history project to honor 17

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The Carson Valley Historical Society, family and friends will honor 17 outstanding Carson Valley women who have made a difference in the lives of their families and their community.

This year’s theme, “2001, A Woman’s Odyssey,” will be a forum for documenting how these women lived and worked. All information collected will be archived in the Van Sickle Research Library at the Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center, 1477 Highway 395, Gardnerville.

Documentation will be shared with The Nevada Women’s History Project, which is dedicated to archiving information, photos and artifacts about the roles and contributions of Nevada’s women.

Eight of the 17 women being honored will attend the ceremony, which will begin at 1 p.m. on March 4 at the Carson VAlley Museum and Cultural Center’s main exhibit hall.

The nominees include Donna Allgeier, nominated by Virginia Henningsen; Alora Knight, nominated by Jane Lehrman; Lois Storke, nominated by Kathy Peltier; Bea Jones, nominated by Starla Smith; Eileen Bianchi, nominated by Diane Callahan; Linda Monahan, nominated by Maribeth Volk; Winona James, nominated by Lauri Hickey; and Carol Anderson, nominated by Dennis O’Neil.

The nine honorees who are no longer living will be represented by photos and/or family and friends. They include Alice Elda Hellwinkel, nominated by Irene Marshall and Debbie Byers; Karie K. Cordes, nominated by Lois Thran and Myldred Hoover; Annie Trimmer, nominated by Shirley Giovacchini; Sarah Trimmer, nominated by Shirley Giovacchini; Juanita Schubert, nominated by Sherry Darling; Augusta Dieckhoff Hellwinkel, nominated by by Debbie Byers; Elizabeth McLaughlin Brown, nominated by Marcella Oxoby; Hope Falcke, nominated by Sonia DeHart; and Eliza Mott Taylor, nominated by Laurie Hickey.

This is the second yard Peggy Knox, curator of collections for the Carson Valley Historical Society, has organized this project and reception.

“The response from the community has been so gratifying that we are providing twice as much seating as we did at last year’s event, which drew a standing-room-only crowd,” said Knox.

This event is free and open to the public. For information, call 782-2555.