Take in Nevada history during the historic barn tour and other activities on June 23 in the Carson Valley — about 50 miles south of Reno.
The Douglas County Historical Society sponsors the Historic Barns of Carson Valley tour from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 23. Six barns are on the itinerary, and at one of the sites, a local bird expert will give a talk about barn owls.
The barns on the tour provide a look into the history of ranching and agriculture in the Carson Valley and Nevada, according to Guy Proto, barn tour chairman. Many of the barns were well-built, and continue to be in use today.
Cost for the tour is $25, and includes admission to the Courthouse Museum in Genoa and the Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center in Gardnerville. A ticket to the barn tour also entitles ticket-holders to a two-for-one discount at the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park, which won the Nevada Treasures social media contest in the Reno-Tahoe category in May. A free ice cream social and timber framing demonstration are set for 1 p.m., following the barn tour, at the park.
Tickets are at the Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center, 1477 U.S. 395 in Gardnerville. Tickets also 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 or mailed for a $1 charge.
For information on staying in Carson Valley, visit the Carson Valley Visitors Authority.
Photos: Bob Rittenhouse