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 »


Statehood and Halloween celebration October 25 at Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort

September 30, 2008
Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Park

Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Park

LAS VEGAS — The Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park is hosting its annual celebration of Nevada’s birthday and Halloween on Saturday, October 25, 2008 from 9:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m.

This family friendly “Nevadaween” celebration will include pumpkin decorating, door prize raffles, Nevada’s birthday cake, Daughters of the Utah Pioneers soup cook-off, homemade root beer, archeology muck digs, pioneer activities and games. Costumes are welcome.

Entrance fees to the park include all the featured program activities and are only $1 for visitors over the age of 12. Children under 12 are free. The Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park is located on the southeast corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Washington Avenue at 500 East Washington Avenue.

For more information about Nevadaween call 702-486-3511.

Nevada State Parks floats take top awards at Nevada Day celebrations

October 30, 2007

Nevada State Parks float at the 2007 Nevada Day Parade

CARSON CITY, Nev.—The Nevada Division State Parks entered the Nevada Day Parade and took two top awards this year.

With the help of several volunteers State Parks received two first place awards for their alien-themed float entry—the Parade Judges’ Award and the Community Award. Read the rest of this entry »