Dangberg Home Ranch to host holiday toy exhibit December 12-14

December 2, 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, 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 »


Nature buddies at Dayton State Park

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.

President Lincoln and the Civil War

April 1, 2008

Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State ParkReenactment of Nevada statehood conversation April 18 and 19 at Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort

LAS VEGAS—Join the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park on Friday, April 18 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 19 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. for a once-in-a-lifetime reenactment of President Lincoln and Secretary of War, Charles A. Dana’s conversation regarding Nevada’s statehood and the end of the Civil War.

This prologue will be presented by Michael Green, respected author and historian of the College of Southern Nevada. Live music with a choir will also be performing.

Entrance fees to the park include all the featured program activities and are $1.00 for adults. Children under 12 are free. Read the rest of this entry »

December events at Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort

November 20, 2007

Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State ParkLAS VEGAS–History comes alive at the Old Mormon Fort State Historic Park when the gates open for the annual Pioneer Christmas Celebration on December 14 and 15 from 7:00 p.m. through 9:00 p.m.

Take a step back in time and discover the pioneer era with live music, Christmas carols, aromas of authentic Dutch oven cooking and a Christmas story as pioneer children hang their stockings. An 1860s Christmas will be re-created as close to the time period as one can imagine, with Civil War soldiers welcoming a wagon train into the Old Fort. This nostalgic experience for adults and children is free to the public.

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