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Tour historic barns of the Carson Valley
by Tribune Staff
Jun 11, 2011 | 560 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
CARSON CITY — Spend a day going back in time in beautiful Carson Valley, the birthplace of Nevada. The Douglas County Historical Society will be hosting the “Historic Barns of Carson Valley” tour from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 25. Tickets cost $25 and include guided tours of six historic barns. Also included in the price is free admission to the Courthouse Museum Genoa and the Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center at any time during that day. For an additional $10, enjoy an open range lunch at Dr. Eliza Cook’s historic home. Tickets are limited so order early.

These historic old timber frame barns provide a look into the history of ranching and agriculture in the Carson Valley and Nevada. Some are still associated with family ranches. They represent a time when ranching and agriculture were more diversified and the many changes that have taken place over the years. Many are so well built that they are still in use today even after more than 100 years.

Tickets can be purchased at the Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center in Gardnerville, open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday, or at the Courthouse Museum Genoa, open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets can be ordered by phone at 775-782-2555 and can be picked up on the day of the tour at the Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center, 1477 U.S. Highway 395 in Gardnerville, or can be mailed for a $1 charge.

Proceeds from the tour benefit the Douglas County Historical Society and help with the operation of The Courthouse Museum Genoa and the Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center.
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