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Douglas County Historical Society
Facebook IconMarch 25, 2017 at 2:15 pm

Women in History is in full swing to a full house at the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center.

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Douglas County Historical Society
Facebook IconMarch 25, 2017 at 9:00 am

Hidden History: Though we would never wish anyone a trip to the emergency room, if you find yourself at Carson Tahoe Health and related medical facilities in Minden (or should you have a few extra minutes passing through town) be sure to check out the historic photographs in the hallways, both floors. The medical complex hosts an excellent selection of circa 1950 photographs by James A. Lawrence. Shown are the Adams House in Genoa, 1949 and the V&T Station in Minden, 1950. More information on James can be found at http://www.onlinenevada.org/articles/james-lawrence. Carson Tahoe Health, 925 Ironwood Drive, Minden Nevada. Do you have a collection of Hidden History to share? Please let us know.

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Douglas County Historical Society
Facebook IconMarch 24, 2017 at 2:37 pm

Q: How many DCHS Members does it take to setup for a special event? A: Lots! Why so many? Not because it's difficult but because it's fun. Staff and crew is having a great time setting up for Women in History, tomorrow, Saturday, March 25, 2:00 to 4:00. Free admission. PS We're always delighted to have volunteer join us. Join the fun, join the crew.

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Douglas County Historical Society
Facebook IconMarch 24, 2017 at 9:09 am

In honor of National Women in History Month the Douglas County Historical Society is recognizing five women for their contribution to the quality of life in Douglas County. A reception in their honor will be held on Saturday, March 25 at the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center, 1477 US Highway 395 N, Gardnerville. Doors open at 1:00 p.m. and the program presentation begins at 2:00 p.m. Free admission, and at the conclusion of the program miniature pastries and coffee will be served, compliments of Harrah’s/Harvey’s Resort Casino. Added information is available by calling the Historical Office at 782-2555.

Honorees include Elzyette Knott Selby; born in 1859 and believed to be the first white child born in Genoa. A founding member of the Rebekah Lodge in 1896 at Genoa , and elected Noble Grand in 1899. In 1931 she became a founding member of the Genoa Parents Teachers Association (PTA).

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Douglas County Historical Society
Facebook IconMarch 23, 2017 at 9:01 am

In honor of National Women in History Month the Douglas County Historical Society is recognizing five women for their contribution to the quality of life in Douglas County. A reception in their honor will be held on Saturday, March 25 at the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center, 1477 US Highway 395 N, Gardnerville. Doors open at 1:00 p.m. and the program presentation begins at 2:00 p.m. Free admission, and at the conclusion of the program miniature pastries and coffee will be served, compliments of Harrah’s/Harvey’s Resort Casino. Added information is available by calling the Historical Office at 782-2555.

Honorees include Linda Lucile Shaw Reid; Raised in Carson Valley, being born of a Carson Valley pioneer family and graduating from Douglas County High school in 1961. Receiving a nursing degree, Linda worked at the Carson Tahoe Hospital , and later as a nurse at Meneley Elementary School, while being a wife and mother of 4 boys.

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