Churchill County Museum will hold its 12th Annual Ladies Luncheon this year on Sunday, May 7, beginning at 1 p.m. The theme is The Grey, The Blue…The Women: Women Soldiers of the Civil War. Speaker Jennie Mader will provide an interesting narrative of the military role which women secretly assumed in order to serve their country in the Civil War.

The luncheon menu will include foods from the Civil War era that might have nourished the troops: fried apples and ham, Johnny cake (cornbread), a sweet potato side dish, green salad, and among desserts, tea cakes. Coffee, blackberry iced tea and water will also be available. Attendees may wish to participate that day in the silent auction which will feature gift baskets – including one for the chocolate lover, another for those who enjoy wine, and still a third for the gardener – as well as other items. A raffle will also be conducted.

Tickets for the May 7 event are $25 per person or $200 for a table of eight and may be purchased at the Churchill County Museum, 1050 So. Maine St., Fallon. Seating is limited so get your tickets early. Proceeds benefit the Churchill County Museum and help to underwrite its programs.

For more information call the museum at 775-423-3677. Come and partake in a delicious Civil War themed meal and experience an afternoon of historical interest.