December 2, 2008
Hat collection at Dangberg Ranch
MINDEN, Nev. — The Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park, operated by the Nevada Division of State Parks in collaboration with Douglas County, invites the public to attend a celebration of the holidays. The event will feature an exhibit of antique toys, Christmas cards and decorations from the park’s extensive collection. Visitors will enjoy hearing music played on the Dangberg’s 1916 Knabe and Company grand piano.
Displayed exhibit items will include: a variety of stuffed animals, dolls, card games and other toys from the early decades of the 20th century, as well as board games, construction sets and other play items from the 1930s and 1940s. These items are examples of the childhood play from two generations of the Dangberg family.
“The park’s collection of antique toys is a lot of fun,” said Park Interpreter Mark Jensen. “We have Kewpie dolls, early Mickey Mouse toys, cast-iron trains, ‘Tinker Toys,’ board games from the 1910s such as ‘Department Store’ and ‘Sailor Boy,’ ‘Lincoln Logs’ and other and other toys that will make park visitors laugh, think and reminisce.” Read the rest of this entry »
June 12, 2008
DAYTON, Nev.—Join park rangers each month for an hour and a half of fun-filled nature activities designed for children ages 2-7 and their parent or caregiver to enjoy together. We will be taking short nature hikes, making crafts and learning about plants and animals.
The event is scheduled on June 17, July 15 and August 12 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and visitors will meet at the park’s group pavilion. Contact Lynn Stephenson at 775-687-5678 for more information.
June 9, 2008
PANACA, Nev. — Beaver Dam State Park invites you to participate in a ranger led nature hike on June 14, 2008. Beaver Dam has 2,393 acres of pristine beauty located only three hours north of Las Vegas off U.S. 93.
This 4.2-mile round trip hike runs along Beaver Dam Wash and will let you explore native plants, animals, and fish that exist around the stream. Hikers should be prepared to bring their own food, water, adequate hiking boots and insect repellent. Read the rest of this entry »
May 20, 2008
SILVER SPRINGS, Nev.–Nevada Division of State Parks personnel are gearing up for a busy Memorial Day weekend at Lahontan State Recreation Area.
Up to 15,000 people are expected each day at Lahontan during the weekend. Preparation includes increased law enforcement activities designed to crack down on underage drinking, driving under the influence, fighting and other offenses. Read the rest of this entry »