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 Adams – 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 Oatman – 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.