One melodrama performance added |

One melodrama performance added

Ellen Caywood

The tickets for all three performances of the “Rolling Down toi Gardnerville” melodrama are all gone, but melodrama fans know that when we sell out, we open up the dress rehearsal.

Here’s the plan: We are going to allow the public in to the Thursday, Feb. 3, dress rehearsal of “Rolling Down to Gardnerville.” There will be no advance ticket sales and no reservations taken. Doors open at 6 p.m. For $7 per person you can come in, buy a beverage, buy a raffle ticket for our 50-50 raffle and enjoy the show which starts at 6:30 p.m. The first person in line when the doors open gets the best seat.

Our melodrama friend and supporter Sue Smith says she is doing better each day. She is so appreciative of your cards and notes. You have really cheered her and helped her through this illness. As long as you keep sending her cards, we’ll make sure she gets them. We’re glad to see she has so many people out there rooting for her.

The Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park interpreter Mark Jensen offers a free, three-hour class on the techniques and materials used in the storage of historic documents and photographs including writing storage inventories and safe handling. Anyone working to organize and preserve family or business records will benefit. This class will be offered from 1-4 p.m. Feb. 12 and again March 12. Advance registration is required. Call 783-9417 to make your reservation for this informative class.

The Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park also offers tours on Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. January through March. Reservations are required and can be made by contacting the park at 783-9417. Groups of six or more should contact the park to make special tour arrangements. Tour admission is $3, free for children 12 and under.

Although we may not have a special event scheduled, the first Saturday of every month is Student-Senior Day where school students and senior citizens are admitted to the museum for free. Younger students need to be accompanied by an adult and seniors need to be 65 or older. The museum is a great place to show your youngsters the history of our valley and our state. They can admire exotic animals up close and see what life was like over 100 years ago.

For seniors, this could be your opportunity for a fun, new hobby. Come see our museum for free and then learn how you can be a part of the history of our towns. We are always looking for volunteer help and you might just discover you have a real talent for sharing our history.

Information about the Douglas County Historical Society at 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 or 790-1565.