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YOUNG CHAUTAUQUANS: We are very excited to start our 2016 Young Chautauqua Program and share the Art of Chautauqua with your youngster. We have a wonderful schedule of games, lectures & demonstration arranged for our young Players and look forward to the Spring performances.
The purpose the Douglas County Historical Society offering supports and funds for the Young Chautauqua Program is Threefold. 1st, we hope to offer your students positive role models, giving them example of others who have struggled and yet still accomplished great things. Also, we feel The Art of Chautauqua helps gain confidence through public speaking which will only benefit one's abilities as they enter adulthood. And also, we hope to encourage the youths of our community to appreciation their own lovely Carson Valley Museums. By understanding the devotion your Carson Valley Historical Society has in preserving the history of this area, we hope to help instill a love of history & community.
We will have an informal meeting 2/11 Thursday @ 1pm; downstairs at the Carson Valley Historical Museum.
Many family were unable to register last Saturday. I will be available to the registration of those additional families & answer question. Feel free to stop by if you have questiions.
Our 1st official meeting will be Thursday, February 18 @ 1pm
Carson Valley Museum, downstairs in the meeting area.
SECOND THURSDAY LECTURE: Helen Townsell, author of A Cry For Help and founder of the Westbrook Foundation will speak on the history, struggles and victories of Black Springs, Nevada. Thursday, February 11, doors open 6:00 p.m., lecture at 6:30 p.m. at the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center, 1477 Highway 395, Gardnerville. $3.00 General Public, DCHS Members Free. Information (775) 782-2555 or http://www.HistoricNV.org
Now on exhibit at the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural is a collection of the 1947 artwork of Lynd Ward and descriptive writings of Hildegarde Hoyt Swift. Taken from the publication "North Star Shining" this collection chronicles famous Black Americans and outstanding moments in 1947 Black History. The exhibit runs throughout the month of February in tribute to Black History Month.
DCHS HOSTS GARDNERVILLE'S MAIN STREET MINGLE: It was our pleasure to host the January Main Street Gardnerville Business Merchants Mingle. We now have the inside "scoop" on the fun events that will be hosted throughout 2016 including the themes for the upcoming wine walks! Though our historical society is outside norm of a typical commercial business, we dedicated to the support and promotion of our local communities, keeping them vibrant and alive. Assisting us at the Mingle was The Blue Cow and Grocery Outlet's Wine Department. Their contribution of cheese and wine made for an excellent gathering. We encourage our friends to visit Main Street Garnerville's website at http://www.mainstreetgardnerville.org