Purchase your Haunted Weekend tickets early
Did any of you make it to Minden Park on Oct. 1 for the start of the 150 year birthday celebration for Douglas County? If you did, you were treated to a great exhibit showing historical photos of our valley over the years. We thought the whole event was a huge success and we thank you for coming out to celebrate with us.
Haunted Weekend is coming soon and you just might need to get your tickets early as some tours sell out fast. It seems everyone wants to tour a cemetery at night, but no one wants to go alone. Historic and haunted adventures begin with Haunted Minden Ghost Walk on Friday night, Oct. 21. Tours depart at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. from the corner of Minden Park on Esmeralda Street.
Haunted Garden Cemetery Tour is Saturday night, Oct. 22, from 6:30 until 8 p.m. at the Garden Cemetery on Douglas Avenue. Guided tours depart approximately every 15 minutes.
Sunday morning, Oct. 23, Haunted Genoa Ghost Walk will take place in historic Genoa. The one and only tour departs at 11 a.m. from the Courthouse. Of course you will learn about hangings, murders, suicides and mysteries and other events from Genoa’s past. Each of the walks is still only $5 per person.
You can also visit the Dangberg Home Ranch’s annual clothing exhibit to be held on Oct. 22 and 23 and again on Oct. 29 and 30. Guided tours of the historic home are offered weekly, Thursdays through Sundays. Reservations are required and can be made by contacting the park at 783-9417.
Our Nov. 10 lecture series will feature Richard Potashin and Nancy Hadlock speaking on Basque culture, the history of aspen tree carvings and sheepherding. The lecture will start at 7 p.m. and admission, as always, is free for DCHS members, $3 for non-members.
Nov. 11 is our special fundraiser put on by the Knights of Columbus at St. Gall. They are hosting a bingo night open to all with the proceeds going to help support your local museums. If you love to play bingo or are new to the game, be there early as the warm up game starts at 7 p.m. Call 782-2555 for more details. Sorry, due to Nevada gaming regulations, no one under 21 can be allowed in.
Saturday, Dec. 3, is our annual Christmas Gala. When we throw open the doors of the Gardnerville Museum at 10 a.m. we will offer you a gallery of trees, fantasies in gingerbread, pictures with Santa and the always popular cookie walk. New this year, the Museum will be staying open extra hours for those coming into town to enjoy the Parade of Lights. Be sure to arrive in plenty of time to stake out your prime viewing spot on our front lawn and browse our gift shop for Christmas presents and stocking stuffers. The Museum will be serving hot beverages for our parade visitors. We’ll have more info on this Holiday Gala next week.
If you have any questions about anything mentioned here, please call the Douglas County Historical Society at the Carson Valley Museum in Gardnerville at 782-2555. Visit our website at http://www.historicnevada.org. Remember, DCHS and its two museums, the Carson Valley Museum in Gardnerville and the Courthouse Museum in Genoa, do not receive any regular state or county funding. It’s up to our members and friends to help us keep our doors open.