Vintage Clothing Exhibit Sept. 3-7 at Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park

Vintage Clothing Exhibit Sept. 3-7 at Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park

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by Mark Jensen, Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park
MINDEN, Nev.- The Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park will presents its annual exhibit of historic clothing from Wednesday, September 3 through Sunday, September 7.

The clothing exhibit includes visitor favorites, including Gertrude Dangberg’s 1898 wedding gown, the oldest Levi’s in Nevada, and the Dangberg sisters’ fancy dresses from the first half of the 20th century.
Other highlights of the exhibit include the christening dress first worn in 1866 by Fred Dangberg, Jr., and women’s dresser sets from the 1890s-1930s.
Portions of the exhibit this year will focus on pajamas, nightgowns and other sleepwear, as well as baby and children’s clothing.

Suits and other clothing worn by Fred Dangberg, Jr., from the 1920s-1940s will be shown, and visitors will see a range of men’s, women’s and children’s hats, shoes, jewelry and accessories from throughout the 20th century.

There is no admission fee, though donations are requested. The exhibit is self-guided and is open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. each day from September 3 through September 7. Reservations are not needed.

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The clothing is displayed in the historic Dangberg residence, which contains the family’s original furnishings, including a 1916 grand piano that will be played during much of the event.

The park is located at 1450 Highway 88, Minden, Nevada, ¾ mile south of the Carson Valley Swim Center. More information can be found at or by calling 775-783-9417.


The Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park is the 2012 and 2013 Reno-Tahoe Territory winner of the Nevada Commission on Tourism’s “Discover Your Nevada” contest. The site preserves the home of Heinrich F. Dangberg and his descendants. The Dangbergs were a prominent ranching family in Carson Valley history and founded Minden in 1905. The site includes eight historic structures built between 1857 and 1917, along with a collection of 39,000 artifacts, documents and photographs acquired and used by the Dangberg family. Programs include tours, exhibits and other public events. The park is operated by Friends of Dangberg Home Ranch, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, in cooperation with Douglas County.


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