DOUGLAS COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
We are beginning a Fundraising Campaign to raise $100,000 of matching funds for the New Outdoor 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.
As part of the kick-off to this FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN, we will be hosting an OPEN HOUSE Tuesday March 20 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. where residents will be able to view the location of the proposed exhibit, the concept drawings and a video of what the completed exhibit will look like.
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
Upcoming Events & Programs
March is National Women in History Month and the Douglas County Historical Society will be honoring six Douglas County women at a reception on Saturday March 24, 2018 at the Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center in Gardnerville, Nevada.
This event is titled “Women in History Remembering Project” and its purpose is to preserve history of Douglas County women who have made a significant historical contribution to the quality of life in Douglas County.
Deadline for submitting nomination is 4 pm March 1, 2018. DCHS will honor the first six nominations received.
Nomination packets are now available on line or at the front desk of the museum in Gardnerville.
For added information: DCHS office 782-2555 or Marlena Hellwinkel 782-2010
JOYCE PIKE ART EXHIBIT
PARABLES OF THE BIBLE