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The Douglas County Historical Society is privileged to be the first museum in Nevada to get the Smithsonian Institution’s Museums on Main Street exhibit “Between Fences.” To go along with this exhibit, DCHS is having a photography contest of fences. The DCHS exhibits committee plans to display the entries while the Museums on Main Street “Between Fences” exhibit is in place at the Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center in Gardnerville. The exhibit will run October through December 2005 and photos may be available for purchase.

Entry fee for adults is $10, students 15 and under can enter for free. Up to three color and/or black and white photos can be submitted per entrant. The deadline for submitting photos to DCHS is 3 p.m. Sept. 1 at the Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center, 1477 Highway 395 North in Gardnerville. Entry forms are available at the Museum and Cultural Center during business hours, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information call (775) 782-2555.

Historic women brought to life



The Folsom History Museum will presents its fourth annual Women in History celebration on Sunday. The event will be from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Folsom Community Center in Folsom.

The fund-raiser offers people the chance to learn about some amazing women in history. This year’s theme is “A Salute to the Arts: Passionate Women in History.” Melissa Stevenson of Biologues will provide first-person narratives of four famous women who challenged society’s view of women.



She will bring to life: Isabdora Duncan, who pioneered a free style of dance; Georgia O’Keefe, whose desert paintings won her recognition; Frida Kahlo, who overcame severe pain and found passion in art; and Lola Montez, a dancer of questionable morals.

The event will offer light refreshments, live music, and a silent auction. The cost is $20 per adult, $10 for youth 17 and under. The event is not recommended for children under 12. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are available at the museum. Call (916) 985-2707.


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