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Historical society benefits from Thrivent donation

Ellen Caywood

Linda Reid smiles as she watches Richard Sheldrew present Douglas County Historical Society president Grace Bower with a check for $3,345 from the Douglas-Alpine Chapter of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.

Despite the rain and wind, our DCHS patrons and family supported our recent Taste of the Towns. Between your support and Thrivent’s supplemental contribution, we raised $3,345. The weather was no match for your generosity.

All of us at DCHS thank you, the ticket buyers and museum supporters, and Thrivent Financial for your contribution to our success. Without you we would have to close our doors.

As the country’s largest fraternal benefit society, Thrivent offers programs and outreach opportunities where members can connect with each other, learn new things, and help their communities and congregations. Other programs in Douglas County that Thrivent has helped sponsor include the recent Relay for Life and the upcoming cookie dough sale at Trinity Lutheran Child Care Center.

The historical society’s final swap meet of 2010 is Saturday. Booth space is filled with vendors from as far away as Reno. Shopping starts at 8 a.m. and continues until 3 p.m. Get there early for the best deals. Then don’t miss the street fair in Minden and all the other events taking place this September Saturday. Make a day of it and enjoy our beautiful fall weather.

Don’t miss the final Thirsty Third Thursday crowd on Sept. 16 as they wind up the year on downtown Main Street. The walk goes from 4:30 to 8 p.m. and registration is at the Gardnerville museum starting at 4:30 p.m. The theme for this last walk is Hawaiian, so feel free to dress accordingly.

Other tidbits of museum news include our Facebook page. Surf on over and check us out and leave a message on our wall. We’ll keep you up to date on what’s new and what’s happening. And if you are interested in genealogy, we offer you free Ancestry.com. Whether you’re an old pro or new at this, Ancestry.com makes it easy to check out your ancestors and learn new things about them. You may use our computer from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Contact the Douglas County Historical Society at http://www.historicnevada.org or the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center in Gardnerville at 782-2555. Remember, DCHS and its two museums in Gardnerville and Genoa don’t receive any regular state or county funding. It’s up to our members and friends to help keep our doors open.

Contact Ellen Caywood at in2my2cats@yahoo.com or 790-1565.