DOUGLAS COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY


We are beginning a Fundraising Campaign to raise $100,000 of matching funds for the New Outdoor

Ranching & Agricultural Heritage Exhibit 

We hope to raise these funds to receive a $229,500 Edwin L. Wiegand Trust Grant we have been offered to help build this Exhibit. To qualify for this grant we must raise these matching funds by Dec 1, 2018.

Click here for the Campaign Fund info and forms if you wish to sign a commitment letter or mail a check.

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The historical society has a substantial collection of artifacts from the early ranches and farms in Carson Valley and the creation of this outdoor exhibit will make room for the safe and secure presentation of this collection, including providing space for the collection as it grows. Its addition we will be giving the history of agriculture in Douglas County an exhibit worthy of its significance.
Plus this exemplifies our mission statement, ‘…to seek to enrich lives by preserving local history and making it accessible to our communities and visitors.’

THE  PROPOSED AGRICULTURE HERITAGE EXHIBIT

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Upcoming Events & Programs

 “Gowns of the Governor’s Wives,”

 

Join us for our Evening Soiree, “Gowns of the Governor’s Wives,” presented by Jan Loverin, Curator of the Marjorie Russell Clothing and Textile Research Center. An elegant evening including a sit-down dinner and no host wine bar. Friday, April 27 at the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center, 1477 US Highway 395 N, Gardnerville. Doors Open: 5:30 p.m. Program begins at 6:00 p.m. Tickets: $40 General / $35 DCHS Members. Info at 775-782-2555

A small group of Nevada residents has been working to establish a permanent memorial to Hans Meyer-Kassel, and his beloved wife Maria. Join us for this historic gathering to celebrate the installation of this monument.