The Douglas County High School exhibit at the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center features a Red Swift tiger.
Photo by Kurt Hildebrand.
The Douglas County Historical Society is actively seeking volunteers and museum facilitators to assist with special event programming, organization publications, and front desk operations. If you would like to learn more about the many DCHS-sponsored programs, you are invited to the Volunteer Coffee Social on Mondays at 9am.
The DCHS Volunteer Coffee Social is generally held on the first Monday of each month at the Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center at 1477 Main Street in Gardnerville. This first social for 2023 has been moved to the second Monday due to New Year’s Day ceremonies on January 2. The next social is scheduled for February 6.
DCHS Board Chair Linda Lechen said attendees will be able to hear about the organization’s upcoming events and activities in 2023 and enjoy complimentary coffee and pastries, a program offered by DCHS. Most of the time is made possible by volunteer efforts, and there are a variety of programs available.People make choices about when and how they give their time.
“We are always doing something fun,” says Lechien.
DCHS is a non-profit private enterprise with a mission to “enrich lives by preserving, collecting and making local history accessible to communities and visitors.” They operate the Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center in Gardnerville and the Genoa Courthouse Museum at 2304 Main Street in Genoa.
For more information about DCHS or upcoming Volunteer Socials, log on to historicnv.org or call 775-782-2555.
Pet adoption party January 14
If you’re looking to add a furry friend to your family this New Year, Douglas County Animal Services and Douglas Animal Welfare Group can help.
The two organizations will partner to host Betty White’s Birthday Adoption Event on January 14th from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at 921 Dump Road in Gardnerville. This will be her second year of the event, held in honor of her animal lover and advocate, Betty White, who passed away on New Year’s Eve 2021 at the age of 99.
Last year, animal service organizations across the country held adoption events with White’s love.
Dogs and cats of all ages are welcome to attend this year’s event. Anyone interested in adopting a pet is encouraged to attend to meet the animals and see if there is a potential match.
The day also provides an opportunity for those interested in volunteering to learn more about DCAS and DAWG and the services they provide to support animal health and community education and support. A light meal will be provided.
For more information, visit communityservices.douglascountynv.gov/animal_services. DAWG’s web address is dawgrescue.com. For questions regarding upcoming adoption events, please call 775-782-9061.
Amy Roby can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.