Dangberg Home Ranch exhibits historic clothing over Nevada Day weekendPosted by jkittrell on Oct 22, 2009 in News, State Parks | 1 comment
MINDEN, Nev. — The public is invited to the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park in Minden over Nevada Day weekend to enjoy a special historic clothing exhibit.
Items on display will include womenâ€™s, menâ€™s and childrenâ€™s clothing from the 1890s through the 1960s. Displays will feature clothing worn by Henry Fred Dangberg Jr., and his wife, Gertrude Hieronymous Dangberg. Two of Mrs. Dangbergâ€™s dresses from the 1890s and additional items found in her closet worn in the 1920s, 1940s and 1960s will be on display.
Henry Dangbergâ€™s hats and business suits from the 1930s and 1940s will provide a male contrast to his wifeâ€™s clothing.
Other features of the exhibit will be clothing worn by the Dangbergsâ€™ four daughters, beginning with their childhood in the 1910s through their later years in the 1970s. Visitors will see a variety of evening gowns and other selected items from the parkâ€™s large collection of hats, gloves and other accessories from throughout the twentieth century.
â€œThe parkâ€™s staff and volunteers are very excited to put on the clothing exhibit again this year,â€ said Park Interpreter Mark Jensen. â€œWeâ€™ve learned so much about the items in the parkâ€™s collection since our exhibit last year, and we have a lot of new stories to tell.â€
The exhibit will be open from noon to 4:00 pm on Friday, October 30, through Sunday, November 1. Admission is $3.00 for adults and free for children 12 and under. Visitors should dress in warm clothing. The park is located at 1450 Highway 88, one-half mile south of the Carson Valley Swim Center. A map and other information about the park can be found at parks.nv.gov/hr.htm, or by calling 775-783-9417. The regular tours will not be offered during the exhibit.