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Tickets on sale for historical society’s Haunted Weekend

Witches, from left, Tonja Dressler, Ruby Roach and Laurie Hickey would like to invite the community to the Garden cemetery tour.
Jim Grant | The Record-Courier

The Douglas County Historical Society’s Haunted Weekend starts Oct. 17 with a Haunted Genoa Walk.

Kim Copél will share stories of hauntings as told to her by Genoa residents, as well as her own research at 6 and 7 p.m. The cost is $10 per person, and group sizes are limited.

The Haunted Cemetery Tour is 6-8 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Garden Cemetery in Gardnerville.

Tours depart approximately every 15 minutes. Admission is $5 per person.

“If you have ever wanted to visit a cemetery at night, but were too spooked to take a chance, now you can,” organizers said. “Ghosts from our rich and exciting past will come to life for this fun educational evening for the whole family. Tour guides will lead you through the cemetery as you step back in time, in search of real ghosts from Nevada’s past.”

This is the 18th annual Douglas County Historical Society’s Haunted Cemetery Tour.

“The cemetery tour came into being as a fun way to teach local history and make a little money for the Douglas County Historical Society,” organizers said. “The tour has taken place every year on the third Saturday in October, when leaves go crunch under your feet, and whirl in the cold fall wind. That is when area ghosts can be found in local cemeteries to provide a fun historic adventure into our past.”

Local FFA members act as tour guides and sell hot beverages to warm up participants, so make sure to bring an extra dollar or two.

Organizers encourage people to dress warmly and bring a flashlight if they have one.

“All you ghost hunters and history buffs that are looking for some cheap thrills, this is your chance,” organizers said. “Join us if you dare for this historic and haunted adventures for the whole family. Skeptics welcome.”

The Garden Cemetery is located on Cemetery Street behind Stratton Center in Gardnerville.

Tickets for either tour can be purchased in advance at the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center or on the night of the tour. For information call 775-782-2555.


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