Dangberg Ranch curator to give a lecture Jan. 10 in Gardnerville
Mark Jensen, curator of the Dangberg Home Ranch Historical Park, will talk about the Dangberg children at 7 p.m. Jan. 10 at the Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center, 1477 U.S. 395 North in Gardnerville.
In the spring of 2012, the Dangberg Home Ranch was voted as a Nevada Treasure in a social media contest run by the Nevada Commission on Tourism as part of its Discover Your Nevada campaign.
The ranch was built in 1857 in Minden by German immigrant Heinrich Dangberg, and over the years, three generations of Dangberg children were raised there. Today, the ranch is a museum with a collection of Dangberg family artifacts — including children’s playthings dating from 1860 through the 1940s.
Jensen will discuss the Dangberg children, some of the toys and games they played with and how those items illustrate changes in the cultural perspectives on children and play.
Admission to the lecture is $3. Details: Douglas County Historical Society, 775 782-2555.