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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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Douglas County Historical Society
Facebook IconMarch 22, 2017 at 9:00 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.

Nevalyn Berrum Miller; Raised in Carson Valley on a ranch on Foothill Road, raising 4-H livestock and assuming various 4-H leadership roles. Having teaching credentials she taught Home Economics in Yerington and later at Douglas County High School and later at various levels in the District. She and her husband Jim, owned Miller’s Market for several years.

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Douglas County Historical Society
Facebook IconMarch 21, 2017 at 9:00 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. 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.

June Thran; Born in Salt Lake City and graduating from Moapa Valley High School in 1923, she completed her education at the University of Nevada, earning her expenses by working for the Drendel family in Reno. Her first teaching position was at the Mottsville School and subsequently teaching at the Fredericksburg School in nearby Alpine County for 21 years.

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