Christmas at the Dangberg Historic Home Ranch

December 24, 2008

The Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park is one of Carson Valley’s first and largest ranches. The ranch was home to German immigrant Heinrich Friedrich Dangberg who founded the site in 1857. Christmas at the Dangberg Home Ranch has been reconstructed with historic artifacts, toys and decorations. Park Interpreter Mark Jensen narrates this video and describes the Ranch’s Christmas time exhibit.


Dangberg Ranch features historic clothing exhibit Oct. 31

October 22, 2008

Hat collection at Dangberg Ranch

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, will display portions of its collection of historic clothing in a special exhibit over the Nevada Day weekend.
Items to be shown in the exhibit include clothing from the 1890s through the 1960s. Highlights include the wedding gown worn by Gertrude Dangberg in her 1898 wedding, a ball gown she wore to Carson City parties in 1903 and Henry Fred Dangberg, Jr.’s tuxedos from the first decades of the 20th century.
Children’s clothing from the early 1900s will be displayed, including a pair of bib overalls from the 1890s that are the oldest Levi’s known to exist in Nevada. Beaded dresses from the 1920s, evening gowns from the 1930s, and casual dresses in a variety of styles from the 1930s through the 1950s will also be shown. Selections from the park’s collection of jewelry, shoes, hats, gloves and purses will round out the exhibit. Read the rest of this entry »

Dangberg Home Ranch expands tour schedule for Candy Dance weekend

September 24, 2008

MINDEN, Nev. — The Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park, operated by the Nevada Division of State Parks in collaboration with Douglas County, is offering tours during Candy Dance weekend. In addition to the regular 10:00 a.m. tours offered Wednesday through Sunday, a 2:00 pm tour will be offered during the weekend of September 26-28.

Advance reservations are required for all tours.

“The Home Ranch truly is an important site with a fascinating collection,” said Park Interpreter Mark Jensen. “Four generations of the Dangberg family lived here, so in addition to giving visitors a sense of a specific era in each room, we also want to show the changes that took place over the entire span of the ranch’s 150-year history. As a result, every visitor seems to find something that connects with their own history.” Read the rest of this entry »

Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park 2008 tour schedule

June 10, 2008

MINDEN, Nev.– Nevada State Parks invites the public to tour the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park, located just west of Minden in Douglas County. Tours include several historic buildings constructed between 1857 and 1916, including the main residence, which was one of the most prominent.

Tours also include information on the history of the Dangberg family and its ranching operations, with displays of artifacts that date from the late 19th century through the 1970s and include furniture, clothing, agricultural tools, carriages and more. Restoration work on the buildings’ electrical systems and exteriors, including wood and masonry repairs and a fresh coat of paint, has just been completed. Read the rest of this entry »

Engineer rejects tribe’s attempt to block Douglas County water applications (Nevada Appeal)

October 26, 2007

Nevada State Engineer Logo

CARSON CITY, Nev.–The state water engineer has rejected the move by the Pyramid Paiute Tribe to block 19 separate applications to move or change water rights in Douglas County.

Most of the changes were designed to enable municipal and commercial development in the county. In addition to the county and area general improvement districts, the applicants included ranchers, commercial developers and the owners of a commercial nursery.

Read the complete story at the Nevada Appeal.