New Year brings many events |

New Year brings many events

Contact Ellen Caywood by email at or at 790-1565.

Here we are in January of a brand new year and, of course, we at DCHS have lots of events coming up for your entertainment and pleasure.

If you don’t want to miss a moment of the fun, call 782-2555 and tell them that you want to join DCHS. Once a member, you will receive our quarterly newsletter telling you of all our upcoming events well in advance.

Tomorrow is the first Saturday in January and our Student/Senior Day for the month. Each month on the first Saturday we open our doors free of charge to seniors (65+) and students accompanied by an adult.

This is your chance to check out our museum and introduce your young ones to the history of our Valley. Hope to see you there.

Our Young Chautauqua program begins with an informational meeting Tuesday at the Gardnerville Museum at 7 p.m.

We are looking for students in the 4th through 12th grades who are interested in drama, history or speech.

Attend this initial meeting to learn about our program and join us for a year of making history fun.

Thursday, Jan. 12, at 7 p.m. Guy Rocha will be our featured lecturer explaining the myth and the truth of the story of Horace Greeley and Hank Monk. Rocha is a noted historian who specializes in Nevada’s history and lore. The lecture is free for our members and only $3/non-members.

Sunday, Jan. 15, bring your best game to the Silver Strike Lanes in the Ranchos and bowl for DCHS.

Three games and shoes only cost $12 per person.

The team with the highest score will receive dinner for four at Jethro’s.

Call 782-2555 and get in on this event. Dinner at Jethro’s is a great prize.

February’s featured event is our Melodrama. If you live in Douglas County, you have to come to the Melodrama.

You’ll meet interesting characters, root for heroes and boo villains and laugh at the whole production.

Tickets are on sale at the Gardnerville museum or by phone at 782-2555. Tickets may be purchased by credit card or with old fashioned cash or check. You have your pick of four performances, Thursday, Feb. 9, through Sunday, Feb. 12.

We currently have seats available for all four performances.

However, that won’t be the case for long. We will start to sell out performances soon and will be totally sold out well before our first show.

Pick your show – beverages only, full dinner or Elks Lodge No. 2670’s famous hot dog lunch – and order your tickets today.

We’ll keep you up to date on how sales are going, but don’t wait until last minute and take the chance of missing out on a really great time.

Does your group need a place to meet? Our meeting room is available for rent and we have compiled a new brochure explaining its uses and costs.

Stop by Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. to pick up our brochure and book your meeting or event.

We’d like to remind you that any donations to DCHS are totally tax deductible.

All monies donated to DCHS go to keep our roof from leaking (should it ever rain or snow this winter) and our doors open.

We are self-funded and here solely to preserve the history of this wonderful valley and to make sure you have the opportunity to enjoy it.