Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park

  • The full schedule of 2022 Summer Festival events is available here (ticket listings) and at Dangberg.org (includes free events).
  • Member tickets are available now by contacting the park.
  • Non-member tickets are available beginning the morning of June 5. Non-members are encouraged to buy tickets in advance on Eventbrite, as most events are expected to sell out and tickets may not be available at the entrance.

With Thanks to these Festival Sponsors:

Douglas County

Frances C. and William P. Smallwood Foundation

Carson Valley Accounting ~ Horse Tales

D & B Cabinets ~ TruNorth Wealth Management

Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce ~ Douglas Disposal & Recycling Service

Edward Jones Investments –Tim Cleveland ~ Hone Company ~ Kaiser Genoa Property, LLC

Carson Valley Inn ~ Holiday Inn Express—Minden

Chautauqua programs are funded in part by a grant from Nevada Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park is operated by Friends of Dangberg Home Ranch, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. In cooperation with Douglas County, the park's owner, the non-profit is dedicated to the continued operation of the park and the preservation of its historic structures and museum collection.

The Dangberg Home Ranch was founded in 1857 when German immigrant Heinrich Friedrich Dangberg started a new life in Carson Valley. He married, and a small cabin grew into a large house as he and his wife, Margaret Ferris Dangberg, raised five children. Dangberg prospered, and his success as a rancher, businessman and politician established the Dangbergs as one of the most influential families in Carson Valley history.

In 1902, they founded the Dangberg Land and Live Stock Co., and over the next few decades expanded to almost 50,000 acres supporting cattle and sheep production, along with vegetable crops and other products. In 1905, the family founded the town of Minden and there, in partnership with other ranchers, established several businesses focused on agriculture, banking and a hotel.

Today, the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park preserves this essential chapter in Nevada’s history. The park is located just west of Minden, NV, at 1450 Hwy 88. The site includes eight historic structures built between 1857 and 1917, along with a large museum collection of artifacts, documents and photographs acquired and used by the Dangberg family.

The park is a day-use facility, and current visitor information is available at Dangberg.org. The park can also be reserved for weddings, reunions and other events from May through September.

  • The full schedule of 2022 Summer Festival events is available here (ticket listings) and at Dangberg.org (includes free events).
  • Member tickets are available now by contacting the park.
  • Non-member tickets are available beginning the morning of June 5. Non-members are encouraged to buy tickets in advance on Eventbrite, as most events are expected to sell out and tickets may not be available at the entrance.

With Thanks to these Festival Sponsors:

Douglas County

Frances C. and William P. Smallwood Foundation

Carson Valley Accounting ~ Horse Tales

D & B Cabinets ~ TruNorth Wealth Management

Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce ~ Douglas Disposal & Recycling Service

Edward Jones Investments –Tim Cleveland ~ Hone Company ~ Kaiser Genoa Property, LLC

Carson Valley Inn ~ Holiday Inn Express—Minden

Chautauqua programs are funded in part by a grant from Nevada Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park is operated by Friends of Dangberg Home Ranch, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. In cooperation with Douglas County, the park's owner, the non-profit is dedicated to the continued operation of the park and the preservation of its historic structures and museum collection.

The Dangberg Home Ranch was founded in 1857 when German immigrant Heinrich Friedrich Dangberg started a new life in Carson Valley. He married, and a small cabin grew into a large house as he and his wife, Margaret Ferris Dangberg, raised five children. Dangberg prospered, and his success as a rancher, businessman and politician established the Dangbergs as one of the most influential families in Carson Valley history.

In 1902, they founded the Dangberg Land and Live Stock Co., and over the next few decades expanded to almost 50,000 acres supporting cattle and sheep production, along with vegetable crops and other products. In 1905, the family founded the town of Minden and there, in partnership with other ranchers, established several businesses focused on agriculture, banking and a hotel.

Today, the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park preserves this essential chapter in Nevada’s history. The park is located just west of Minden, NV, at 1450 Hwy 88. The site includes eight historic structures built between 1857 and 1917, along with a large museum collection of artifacts, documents and photographs acquired and used by the Dangberg family.

The park is a day-use facility, and current visitor information is available at Dangberg.org. The park can also be reserved for weddings, reunions and other events from May through September.

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