Will You 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
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
An urgent special project is needed to raise the
capital to upgrade the facilities. The cost of the upgrades
required over the next five years is $100,000. This amount
must be realized in addition to the Historical Society’s
current 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.
Extensive concrete failures are occurring at both the
Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center and the
Courthouse Museum Genoa. The memorial flag surround is
crumbling and in need of replacement. Wear and tear from
rotting woodwork to extensive parking lot cracks are just a
few examples of the repair work needed at both museums.
In order to maintain proper climate control and protect
the precious artifacts entrusted to us, air conditioners and
furnaces need to be replaced at the Carson Valley Museum.
This is imperative along with building maintenance, both
exterior and interior. Additional needs include two water
heaters, resurfacing front steps, asphalt repair, placement
of plaques in cement, repair and painting the gazebos,
replacing parking lot wheel stops and handicapped parking
signs, plumbing repairs, and carpet replacement. The
Courthouse Museum Genoa needs new exterior paint, brick
repair, and stabilization.
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 Cindy Rogers,
Director of Museums 775-782-2555.