There are no more events scheduled in 2016, but the park remains open through the winter. See Visit for information on guided tours and other activities.



28: The park is a stop on the annual Eagles and Agriculture weekend. For more information, see the website for the Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce.


4: Founders Roundup

A Chautauqua portrayal of President Theodore Roosevelt will be the focus at the Founders Roundup benefit on February 4. The event includes dinner and will be held at Minden’s CVIC Hall, with proceeds supporting the non-profit Friends of Dangberg Home Ranch.

Over the last twenty years, Chautauqua scholar Doug Mishler has become nationally recognized for bringing “history to life.” In addition to Roosevelt, Mishler has presented Jack Warner, D.W. Griffith, P.T. Barnum, Stonewall Jackson, and fourteen other historical figures in Chautauquas nationwide. Mishler has a Ph.D. in American cultural history from the University of Nevada, Reno.

The event begins at 5:00 pm, and advance ticket purchase is required. Tickets are $45 for adults, $20 for 17 and younger. Tickets can be purchased at foundersroundup2017.eventbrite.com, with an RSVP deadline of January 31.

The event will also include an exhibit of artifacts from Roosevelt’s era, all selected from the park’s extensive collection. The exhibit will also be open to the general public from noon-4:00 pm that day, for a suggested donation of $5/person.

Proceeds from the event will help fund restoration and other projects at the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park, a Douglas County property operated by the Friends of Dangberg.

Charcuterie tray of assorted cheeses, meats, jams, nuts and crostini
Bison meatballs in peach raspberry gastrique
Seared coffee-crusted bison tenderloin with a port reduction
Venison stew served in toasted sourdough bread bowl
Mixed spring greens with candied dates, walnuts, and feta cheese, served with cranberry balsamic vinaigrette
Candied carrots and grapes
Layered four-cheese brulee’ potatoes
Pear and berry cobbler with lavender whipped cream


Dangberg Summer Festival: A mix of live music, storytelling, kites, Chautauqua, Western heritage, authors, historians and more is under development. Check back for details in the new year, or use our contact form to get added to our e-mail list.