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Events keep coming in Carson Valley

by Ellen Caywood

Carson Valley is a busy place. Have you ever noticed that every weekend there is at least one event to attend? This weekend is Eagles and Ag. While the ranch tours are sold out for this weekend, you can always park along 395 or some of the ranch roads to catch a glimpse of the newborn calves and the eagles. DCHS is still catching their breath from our whirlwind melodrama weekend. Because of your interest and generosity we did well, contributing to the coffers to keep our museum doors open. However, we still need your participation in upcoming events to keep us going. We’re all volunteers, but the gas company and the electric company, to mention just a few, have yet to volunteer to supply our needs. The next event in our historical society schedule is the March 14 lecture which features Patty Cafferata as our lecture speaker. Patty will speak on some of the first women candidates starting when women first voted in Nevada in 1916. She will talk about candidates and office holders at all levels of government, federal, state and local. Patty is the daughter of Nevada Representative Barbara F. Vucanovich, who served in the U.S. Congress from 1983 to 1997. Patty has had a diverse career in politics, law and as an author. She is an attorney and former Nevada State Treasurer (1983-1987), State Assemblywoman (1981-1983) and district attorney of Lincoln, Lander and Esmeralda counties in Nevada. The doors will open at 6:45 p.m. with the lecture starting at 7 p.m. As usual, our members are admitted free of charge; nonmembers, $3 per person. Next on our schedule is “Women in History” on March 23, from 2 to 4 p.m. This is a very special event honoring the women of Carson Valley, past and present, who have contributed to our valley. Some of those honored in previous years include Sue Smith, who started our melodramas, and Irene Marshall, who has chaired our museums’ Exhibit Committee making sure our exhibits are exceptional. Women like these have given their time and talents to make our valley a better place to live. What can you do to help? First, get those nomination forms in to the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center as soon as possible. Second, reserve the date and plan to be there to celebrate all those nominated. For more information, call the CV museum at 782-2555. In addition to our monthly lecture series, we have some fun events scheduled for the spring months. The History Mystery Luncheon will be held on April 20, starting at 11 a.m. The Genoa Cowboy Poetry Festival is scheduled for May 3-5. You can bet we’ll have the Genoa Courthouse Museum open in time for that. Dining for Dollars will be held at Jethro’s Bar and Grill in the Ranchos on May 15. Then DCHS will be having their first flea market of the year on June 15, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come out and join us and enjoy your hometown. All monies donated to DCHS are 100 percent tax deductible and go to keep our doors open. The Douglas County Historical Society receives only occasional financial assistance from our county and state governments. We are here solely to preserve the history of this wonderful valley and to make sure you have the opportunity to enjoy it. If you have any questions about anything mentioned here, please call the Douglas County Historical Society at 782-2555 or visit our website at Contact Ellen Caywood by email at