Events

Scroll through the event calendar below to see what’s happening month-by-month.

Tickets for all music events can be purchased at dangberg.eventbrite.com. Other events are free for everyone.

For an event schedule suitable for printing, click HERE.

~ Festival Sponsors ~
Douglas County ~ Frances C. and William P. Smallwood Foundation
Bently Heritage ~ Carson Valley Accounting
Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce ~ Dr. James the Dentist
Edward Jones Investments – Tim Cleveland ~ Horse Tales
Carson Valley Inn ~ Holiday Inn Express, Minden
Jacobs Family Berry Farm ~ Nevada State Bank

thu18jul6:30 pm8:00 pmMovie Night: The GeneralEvent Type :Special Events

Event Details

Join train expert Jim Clark providing an introduction and commentary for a viewing of the classic silent film, The General.

Suggested donation: $5/person, members free. No-host bar. Please bring your own seating. No pets are allowed at events–service animals only.

Time

(Thursday) 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Location

Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park

1450 Hwy 88

sat20jul10:00 am4:00 pmA Western Jamboree at the Dangberg Home RanchEvent Type :Special Events

Event Details

Musical performances by Mike Beck and The Sierra Sweethearts. Also: cowboy poet Tony Argento and The Foothill Vigilantes, a Western theatrical troupe. Come for fun, no-host bar and more.

The Friends of Dangberg will provide a no-host bar, or you can bring your own. We’d hoped to have a food vendor available for this event, but no such luck. Bring a picnic, if you’d like.

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM: The Sierra Sweethearts

2:30 PM – 4:00 PM: Mike Beck

17 and older $20, Members $10, 16 and younger free. Tickets available at dangberg.eventbrite.com while they last. Please bring your own seating. No pets are allowed at events–service animals only.

Time

(Saturday) 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location

Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park

1450 Hwy 88

wed24jul10:00 am11:00 amSpeaker: Iker Saitua on John Dangberg and Basque Immigration

Event Details

Iker Saitua, a researcher of the history of Basque people in the United States, will present “Vital to the Industry: John B. Dangberg, Basque Immigrants, and Nevada’s Sheep Industry in World War II” on Wednesday, July 24, at 10:00am.
 
This lecture explores how John Dangberg, the second son of Dangberg Land & Live Stock Co. founder H. F. Dangberg, headed a group of Western wool growers to recruit Basque immigrants during the Second World War, when demand for all kinds of labor rose.
 
Saitua is a Basque Government Postdoctoral Fellow in history at the University of California, Riverside. He received his PhD from University of Nevada, Reno in 2016. Later, he presented his dissertation at the University of the Basque Country in northern Spain, receiving summa cum laude honors.
 
Born and raised in the Basque Country, Saitua holds two PhD degrees, with specialties concerning immigration, labor, livestock grazing, international relations, and the American West. His work has focused largely on the intersections between agricultural labor, natural resources, and livestock raising. He is an expert on Basque immigration and the sheep industry of the West, and is the author of Basque Immigrants and Nevada’s Sheep Industry: Geopolitics and the Making of an Agricultural Workforce, 1880-1954 (University of Nevada Press, 2019).
 
The 2019 Dangberg Summer Festival is sponsored by Douglas County, Nevada, Bently Heritage, Carson Valley Accounting, Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce, Dr. James the Dentist and Associates, Edward Jones Investments – Tim Cleveland, Horse Tales, Carson Valley Inn Casino, Holiday Inn Express & Suites Minden, Jacobs Family Berry Farm, Nevada State Bank – Minden Branch and the Frances C. and William P. Smallwood Foundation.
 
This is a free event. Please bring your own seating and no pets allowed – service animals only.
 
The Dangberg ranch house will be open for one hour before the events for anyone who would like an introduction to the Dangberg family history and the park’s artifact collection.

Time

(Wednesday) 10:00 am - 11:00 am

thu25jul6:30 pm8:00 pmTodd Morgan & the EmblemsEvent Type :Concerts

Event Details

Todd Morgan & the Emblems, West Coast Songwriters’ “Best Song of the Year” recipients, performing modern pop/rock and roll, blues, funk, disco, hot jazz, country and early rock ‘n’ roll.

17 and older $15, Members $10, 16 and younger free. Tickets available at dangberg.eventbrite.com while they last. Please bring your own seating. No pets are allowed at events–service animals only.

Time

(Thursday) 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

sat27jul10:00 am11:00 amMichael Fischer: The Nevada Buckaroo from the Ground Up: His Heritage, Gear and TraditionsEvent Type :Speakers and Authors

Event Details

Michael Fischer: The Nevada Buckaroo from the Ground Up: His Heritage, Gear and Traditions.

Free for everyone. Please bring your own seating. No pets are allowed at events–service animals only.

Time

(Saturday) 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Location

Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park

1450 Hwy 88

wed31jul6:30 pm7:30 pmDoug Mishler as Duane L. BlissEvent Type :Chautauqua

Event Details

Doug Mishler as Duane L. Bliss: lumber and mining magnate and founder of the Carson and Tahoe Lumber and Fluming Company.

Free for everyone. Please bring your own seating. No pets are allowed at events–service animals only.

Time

(Wednesday) 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Location

Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park

1450 Hwy 88

Sponsors

Governor

Douglas County     ~     E. L. Cord Foundation

Frances C. and William P. Smallwood Foundation

Cattle Baron

Western Turf and Hardscapes

Rancher Sponsors

Bently Heritage     ~     Carson Valley Accounting     ~     Horse Tales

Trail Boss Sponsors

Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce     ~     Dr. James the Dentist

Edward Jones Investments – Tim Cleveland

Minden Fortnightly Club     ~     Mountain View Tree Farm

Cowhand Sponsors

A.B.E. Printing and Copy Center     ~     Carson Valley Inn

Cowboy’s Café     ~     Holiday Inn Express     ~     Jacobs Family Berry Farm

Les Schwab--Mark Smith Tire Center     ~     Nevada State Bank     ~     Sorensen’s Resort

Sheepherder
C.O.D. Casino     ~     Environmental Testing and Consulting     ~     Minden Electric     ~     Minden Meat & Deli     ~     Personal Pedigree Genealogy
Business Supporter
Carson Valley Community Theatre     ~     Carson Valley Golf Course     ~     Debug Computer
88 Cups & More Coffee Shop     ~     Greenhouse Garden Center