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Society to pay tribute to women

Staff reports

The Carson Valley Historical Society, family and friends on March 4 will honor 17 outstanding Carson Valley women who have made a difference in the lives of their families and their community. This year’s theme “2001, A Woman’s Odyssey,” will be a forum for documenting how these women lived and worked. All information collected will be archived in the Van Sickle Research Library at the Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center, 1477 Highway 395, Gardnerville. Documentation will be shared with The Nevada Women’s History Project, which is dedicated to archiving information, photos and artifacts about the roles and contributions of Nevada’s women.

Eight of the 17 women being honored will attend the ceremony, which will begin at 1 p.m. March 4 at the Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center main exhibit hall in Gardnerville. The nominees and the person who nominated them include Donna Allgeier, Virginia Henningsen; Alora Knight, Jane Lehrman; Lois Storke, Kathy Peltier; Bea Jones, Starla Smith; Eileen Bianchi, Diane Callahan; Linda Monahan, Maribeth Volk, Winona James, Laurie Hickey; Carol Anderson, Dennis O’Neil.

The nine honorees who are no longer living will be represented by photos and/or family and friends. These women and the person who nominated them are Alice Elda Hellwinkel, Irene Marshall and Debbie Byers; Marie K. Cordes, Lois Thran and Myldred Hoover; Annie Trimmer, Shirley Giovacchini; Sarah Trimmer, Shirley Giovacchini; Juanita Schubert, Sherry Darling; Augusta Dieckhoff Hellwinkel, Debbie Byers; Elizabeth McLaughlin Brown, Marcella Oxoby; Hope Falcke, Sonia Dehart; and Eliza Mott Taylor, Laurie Hickey.

This is the second year that Peggy Knox, curator of collections for the Carson Valley Historical Society, has organized this project and reception.

“The response from the community has been so gratifying that we are providing twice as much seating as we did at last year’s event, which drew a standing room crowd,” Knox said.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information call (775) 782-2555.

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