2020 Lecture Series

Lectures are conducted of the 2nd Thursday of each month at 6:30 PM at the Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center

General Admission is $3.00 per Person
There is no charge for Carson City, Alpine County and Douglas County Historical Society members

March 12th” | The Brand Inspectors”

John Laxaque – Nevada State Brand Inspector

Wally AdamsĀ  – Retired Nevada State Brand Inspector | Douglas County Resident

Any sales or travel movement of livestock must have a registered brand and be inspected for that brand before trucking or change in ownership. How to obtain and use a brand will be explained during the lecture as well as the design of one and how to read one. A collection of old brands will be on display.

April 9th | “History of 4-H”

Shannon Montana – Douglas County 4-H Coordinator

May 14th | Basque in Carson Valley”

Francie Pedoarena – Basque Historian – Douglas County Resident

Anita Izoco Basque – Historian – Douglas County Resident

June 11th | “What Ranch Life Was Like”

Kare Dustman – Author, Journalist, Historian – Resident Alpine County

July 9th | “Carson Valley Barns”

Paul OatmanĀ  – Timber Framing Expert

August 13th | “The Sheep Business”

Ted Borda – Douglas County Native of Basque Heritage – Operates original family sheep business

September 10th | “Jacobs Berry Farm”

Jack Jacobs – Owner of Jacobs Berry farm growing raspberries and blackberries on thehistoric family farm in Douglas County. The home and barn built from 1869 to 1898 have all been restored.

October 8th | “The Cow Bell”

Devere Dressler – Native and 5th generation of Douglas County. Long time agricultural family.

Marlena Hellwinkel – Native and 4th generation of Douglas County. Long time agricultural family.

November 11th | “Dairying in Carson Valley”

Frank Godecke – Native of Douglas County and former memberof Planning Commission. Family in dairy operations & member of various Dairy boards.

December | No Lecture