Tickets for museum melodrama going fast |

Tickets for museum melodrama going fast

Ellen Caywood

If you haven’t gotten your tickets to the Douglas County Historical Society’s melodrama “Rolling Down to Gardnerville,” you had better hurry or you could be out of luck. Tickets for the shows on Feb. 4 and 5 are just about gone. Hurry in to the Gardnerville museum today and get your tickets before they’re all sold out. You’ll be glad you did.

These tickets are the hot item for the winter because our melodrama is the break we all look forward to during the cold winter months.

This is also a major fundraiser for the historical society. You spend a few dollars to help us out and we give you dinner or lunch, a wildly funny melodrama and an evening or afternoon to remember.

Something this big only happens once a year. The Feb. 4 and Feb. 5 dinner show tickets are $25 per person, $20 for DCHS members. When was the last time you got dinner and a show for $20? 

The Sunday, Feb. 6, luncheon matinee is $15 per person, $10 for DCHS members. When was the last time you got a lunch for $10, let alone lunch and a show? If you can’t get down to the museum, call 782-2555 and reserve tickets by credit card. We’re open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Keep those cards coming for our melodrama friend and supporter Sue Smith. She says knowing that you care makes her feel better already. Send cards in care of the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center, 1477 Highway 395 N., Gardnerville, NV 89410, and we’ll see she gets them.

Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park Interpreter Mark Jensen is offering 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. This class is offered 1-4 p.m. Feb. 12 and again March 12. Advance registration is required. Make your reservation for this informative class at 783-9417.

If you are out and about, looking for something fun to do, stop by the Gardnerville museum and tour our new exhibit on the history of aprons. Do any of us even use aprons anymore? Aprons in earlier times served many different purposes and our exhibit will bring back all the warm memories of Grandma or Mama at the stove with her apron on.

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.