MUSEUMS IMMEDIATE MAINTENANCE NEEDS
PLEASE JOIN us in PRESERVING the PAST—SECURING the FUTURE
The Douglas County Historical Society’s two museums are home to more than artifacts. We are a unique gathering place for the community and home for the Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Carson Valley Visitor’s Authority. As new residents move into our county to live and conduct business, we have a perfect opportunity to make a great first impression with our beautiful historic buildings on the Main Streets of Gardnerville and Genoa. Our image is effective and positive when our buildings are in good repair and our artifact collection is well stewarded.
With over 35,000 square feet of combined floor space, our two museums have maintenance needs that must be dealt with now to safeguard the Historical Society’s exhibits and future.
An Urgent Special Project is needed to raise the capital to upgrade the facilities.
The cost of the repairs and upgrades required over the next five years is $100,000. This amount must be realized in addition to the Historical Society’s current annual budget. We are mounting a special project entitled Preserving the Past—Securing the Future, to raise funds through local businesses and people like you who have an interest in our rich local history.
The memorial flag surround is crumbling and in need of repair. Wear and tear and rotting woodwork are just a few examples of the repair work needed at both museums.
Additional needs include resurfacing the front steps, repair and painting the gazebos, replacing parking lot wheel stops and handicapped parking signs and re-striping the parking lot and handicap spots.
The Court House Museum needs the exterior trim restored and painted plus brick repair and stabilization. We have a bid for $70,000.00 to do this work. Please consider donating to this project.
If you would like to help, send your tax deductible donation for this important special fundraising project to DCHS, 1477 Hwy. 395, N. Suite B, Gardnerville, NV 89410.
Or you may make your donation online using PayPal here on the web site.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call the Museum.
Director of Museums 775-782-2555.