Tickets available for Haunted Weekend tours |

Tickets available for Haunted Weekend tours

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

This is the time of year when we wish that this column was two pages long. There is so much going on at the Gardnerville Museum that we can only mention a few items each week. I suppose we could just give you a long list, but what fun would that be?

Let’s start this Thursday at 7 p.m. Our lecture series is offering you a glimpse of Kit Carson through the talents of Richard Clark. Mr. Clark will be doing a Chautauqua performance for us recounting the life and adventures of Kit Carson. Come join us and remember that DCHS members always get in free. Admission is $3 for all non-members.

The weekend of Oct. 21, 22 and 23 offers you several fun things to enjoy. We will be celebrating Haunted Weekend all three days. First, on Friday, Oct. 21, the Haunted Minden Ghost Walk will depart at 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. from the corner of Minden Park on Esmeralda Street. Saturday, the Haunted Gardnerville Cemetery Tour will depart every 15 minutes from 6:30 to 8 p.m. And the last tour, the Haunted Genoa Ghost Walk will depart at 11 a.m. from the Court House Museum. Each tour offers you a chance to meet Carson Valley old-timers and learn something of our history. And, yes, the tours are kid friendly. Admission is still only $5 per person per event.

Also the Dangberg Home Ranch will be showing its annual clothing exhibit on Oct. 22 and 23 and again on Oct. 29 and 30. Call 783-9417 for details and admission information.

That puts us at the Halloween/Nevada Day weekend. For a safe, sane Halloween, check the articles in the Record-Courier. There are lots of safe Harvest Festival and Halloween events put on around town every year.

Our Nov. 10 lecture series will feature Richard Potashin and Nancy Hadlock speaking on Basque culture, the history of aspen tree carvings and sheepherding. Both have been researching Basque culture and will provide an informative evening of information. The lecture will start at 7 p.m. and admission, as always, is free for DCHS members, $3 for non-members.

How long has it been since you spent an evening of fun playing Bingo? Come join us on Friday, Nov. 11, at St. Gall Catholic Church for a grand time. The Knights of Columbus are hosting this fundraiser for DCHS. Doors will open at 6 p.m. with games starting at 7 p.m. Complementary coffee and popcorn will be offered. Nachos, hot dogs, hamburgers, beer, wine, bottled water, and soft drinks will be available for purchase. Because of Nevada gaming regulations, no one under the age of 21 can be admitted. Call 782-2555 for additional information.

Next is December and our annual Holiday Gala, but we’re out of column space. We can tell you that there will be photos with Santa, a Cookie Walk, beautifully decorated trees, gingerbread houses, contests, and more. Check back next week for more details.

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 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.