Second Hand Rose Fashion Show and Sale tickets on sale Monday |

Second Hand Rose Fashion Show and Sale tickets on sale Monday

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

This is it. Melodrama Week-end. Last night’s show was a huge success. Bring your wallet for the raffles and come have a great time. Here’s a recap of the week-end schedules.

Tonight and Saturday nights, the doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Beverages will be immediately available for purchase and the dinner will start at 6 p.m. The performance will start at 7 p.m. Sunday the doors will open at 11:30 a.m. Beverages again will be available for purchase. Lunch will be served at noon and the performance will start at 1 p.m. Remember, the best seats and the best parking will be found by the early birds.

Is there life after the Melodrama? You bet. We have all kinds of fun things planned for our members and friends. We have the March lecture featuring Bob Ellison discussing “The Search for Laura Dittenreider,” who was one of the first white women in Nevada. This lecture ties into our annual celebration of Women in History. Admission to the lecture series is free for DCHS members, $3 for all others.

The reception for Women in History is scheduled for March 24, from 2 to 4 p.m. This year we are honoring Native American Women, including Dat-so-la-lee, Sue Coleman, Sarah Winnemucca, Clara Frank and Susie Dick. Dianna Borges will be doing her Chautauqua presentation of Sarah Winnemucca. Admission for this event is free and the public is invited.

The next big event at the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center will be the Second Hand Rose Fashion Show and Sale set for April 21, at 12:30 p.m. Tickets will go on sale for this fantastic event on Monday. All tickets are $15. This will sell out early as we can only seat so many in the main gallery and this is another one of those events you do not want to miss.

Your ticket entitles you to shop starting as early at 11 a.m. for unbelievable bargains in clothing and accessories. These are boutique clothes at thrift shop prices. You will also enjoy a luncheon and a fashion show featuring some of the wonderful items available for purchase. Just last year we had five ladies bidding for one skirt shown in the fashion show.

Also starting soon we will be accepting your donation of gently used clothing to be included in this year’s Second Hand Rose. We’ll let you know as soon as our doors are open for donations – and we have found places to put them.

Then on April 25, from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. Jethro’s in the Ranchos will donate 20 percent of your check to our Historical Society. Grab your friends and come in for breakfast, lunch or dinner out at one of the best restaurants in town and help support DCHS. Flyers for this event are being printed and will be available at the Gardnerville Museum soon. Pick up a flyer and head to Jethro’s. You will need one flyer per check.

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