Shopping still available for Second Hand Rose show |

Shopping still available for Second Hand Rose show

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This is the weekend we say good-bye to March and welcome April. Where does the time go?

For a while now we have been telling you that the Second Hand Rose Fashion Show, Sale and Luncheon would be sold out well before the event arrived. If you don’t have tickets, we are really sorry but we warned you. However, you do still have today and tomorrow to donate your gently used clothing and accessories. Bring any donations to the Carson Valley museum & Cultural Center between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. and we’ll see you on Saturday, April 21, for food, fun and fashion.

Then set aside Wednesday, April 25, as the day for Dining for Dollars at Jethro’s Oven-Grille and Sports Bar on Kimmerling in the Ranchos. Pick up a flyer at the Gardnerville Museum and head to Jethro’s where they will donate a portion of your check to our Historical Society.

But first, join us for the Thursday, April 12, edition of our lecture series. Jeff Kintop, state archivist at the Nevada State Library and Archives will speak about the Earps in Nevada. There are accounts of the Earps living in Nevada. Are these accounts true? What were they doing here? Mr. Kintop will have the answers for us in just a couple weeks. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. with the lecture starting at 7 p.m. Admission is free for our DCHS members, $3 for all others.

While you are planning your lecture schedule, add Thursday, May 10. This lecture will feature Bob Stewart, formerly in the office of Governor Mike O’Callaghan and public affairs officer for the Bureau of Land Management, speaking about the Grosh Brothers who are thought to be the first discoverers of silver on the Comstock. Come hear their amazing story. Doors open at 6:45 with the lecture starting at 7 p.m. Free admission for DCHS members and $3 for all others.

Have you voted in the “Discover Your Nevada Contest”? Governor Sandoval will visit those locations that receive the most votes. Wouldn’t it be great to have him visit our museums right here in Douglas County? Go to and vote for your favorites. Local choices include both our museums and the Dangberg Home Ranch. Vote for your favorites often and bring the governor south to Douglas County.

There are all kinds of great events and fund raisers coming up starting in May. Saturday, May 5, is the grand summer opening of the Courthouse Museum in Genoa. The museum will be open for the Cowboy Poetry and Musical Festival, but the grand opening celebration will be held on May 5. The lecture series will be on May 10. June will feature Chautauqua in the Park, the Pony Express Re-ride, our annual Barn Tour, an edition of our lecture series and a flea market. We will have lots to talk about as the weeks roll by.

If you have any questions about anything mentioned here, please call the Douglas County Historical Society at 782-2555 or visit our website at