I’m excited to tell you about a special exhibit at the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park over Nevada Day weekend. We’ve selected numerous items from the park’s large collection of historic clothing and will present them in various rooms of the Dangberg home. On display will be women’s, men’s and children’s clothing from the 1890s through the 1960s.
Featured will be clothing worn by Henry Fred Dangberg, Jr., and his wife, Gertrude. Two of Mrs. Dangberg’s dresses from the 1890s and additional dresses she wore from the 1920s through the 1960s will be on display. We also have some of her jewelry to show off, as well as a beautiful silver dresser set dating from about 1900. Mr. Dangberg’s hats and business suits from the 1930s and 1940s will provide a male contrast to his wife’s clothing.
Other highlights of the exhibit will be clothing worn by the Dangbergs’ four daughters throughout their lifetimes, beginning with their childhoods in the 1910s. You’ll see evening gowns from before World War II, and selected hats, gloves and other accessories. A collection of baby clothes from the early 1930s, recently donated to the park by Steve “Dinky” Achard, will make its Carson Valley debut during the exhibit.
The exhibit will be open from noon to 4:00 pm on Friday, October 30, through Sunday, November 1. Reservations are not required; you can come anytime you’d like during those hours. Admission is $3.00 for adults and free for children 12 and under. Dress in warm clothing, as the inside of the house is a little cool this time of year. The park is located at 1450 Highway 88, one-half mile south of the Carson Valley Swim Center.