Home Ranch for the Holidays, December 15-16, 2018

Home Ranch for the Holidays, a celebration of the season that includes a vintage toy exhibit, music and treats, returns to Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park on Saturday-Sunday, December 15-16 from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

The exhibit includes toys from the 1870s through the 1890s that were played with by Fred Dangberg and his siblings, as well as numerous toys enjoyed by Fred’s five children and a grandson from 1901 through the 1940s.

A doll house, a variety of dolls, handmade doll clothing and doll accessories will be a feature of the exhibit. Construction toys, cooking toys, games and cards will also be shown.

A Christmas tree featuring the Dangberg family’s ornaments is on display in the living room, with additional holiday decorations thoughout the house. Displays of vintage Christmas cards, elegant winter coats, fine china and additional items from the Home Ranch artifact collection will also help celebrate the season.

Christmas music from talented performers is included in the event. On both days, Mylo McCormick will play guitar from 11:00-12:30; Howard Bennett, Friends of Dangberg Home Ranch president, will play the park’s 1895 pump organ from 12:30-1:30; and Linda Sandstrom will play the park’s 1917 grand piano from 1:30-3:00.

Admission is free for members, with a $5 suggested donation for non-members. Reservations are not needed. The park’s store will be open, with a selection of jewelry, history books, photo notecards and other gifts. Treats and hot cider will be provided.

The park is located at 1450 Hwy 88, ¾ mile south of the high school roundabout. For more information, visit dangberghomeranch.org.

2019 Dangberg Summer Festival

Festival Sponsors

Frances C. and William P. Smallwood Foundation

Douglas County

Horse Tales

with additional support from

Nevada Arts Council

If your business or organization would like to join in sponsoring the 2019 Festival, please call Kim at 775-783-9417, or use the contact form elsewhere on this website.

Please bring your own seating for all events. No dogs at events; legitimate service animals only. All events are free to attend unless otherwise noted, and all are free for youth 16 and younger. Members receive special ticketing discounts not shown here. See our “Donate” page for information about joining the non-profit Friends of Dangberg Home Ranch.

**The calendar of events for 2019 is under development, and new information will be added as plans are completed.

11-12: Scatter’s Attic (A Rummage Sale benefiting the non-profit Friends of Dangberg Home Ranch)
18-19: “Something in the Wind” Kite Weekend

15: Neighbor Fair

20: Western Jamboree
25: Concert, 6:30 pm: Todd Morgan and the Emblems


23-24: Minden Founders Main Street Event: An antique car show and fundraiser in downtown Minden, benefitting the non-profit Friends of Dangberg Home Ranch.

     Car Show Information Flier

     Car Show Registration Form for Entrants