Young Chautauquans At Dangberg Historic Park June 28

Courtesy of Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park · 2 min read

MINDEN, Nev.- Young Chautauquans will present “People Who United the States” at the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park on Wednesday, June 28, at 6:30 pm.

The Douglas County Historical Society’s Young Chautauqua Program presenters are 15 year old Jahmila Santiago as “Sarah Winnemucca”, 15 year old Sandia Johnson as “Abigail Fillmore”, 6 year old Sam Johnson as “John Muir”, 10 year old Micaiah Maulis as “Thomas Edison” and 9 year old Mamre Maulis as “John Glen”.

This event is sponsored by Soaring NV, Bently Ranch, Douglas County, Dr. James the Dentist, NV Energy, Ridge Tahoe Resort, Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce, Carson Valley Inn and the Frances C. and William P. Smallwood Foundation. This event is also made possible with the assistance of Nevada Humanities, an independent affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The event is free for all to attend.

The Douglas County Historical Society seeks to enrich lives by preserving and making accessible local history, to its surrounding communities and visitors. Educators of the Young Chautauqua Program aim to inspire children to find a passion for history through the artistry of Chautauqua. The program brings history alive and encourages a fun learning environment where the children understand the complexities, struggles and achievements of some of history’s most inspirational individuals. These positive role models also play an important role in influencing the children’s future by inspiring them to become involved in their communities and to have a love of humanity.

The park is located at 1450 Hwy 88, ¼ mile north of the Carson Valley Veterinary Hospital. This is an outdoor event, and visitors should bring their own seating. Dogs are not permitted at this event. For more information, visit

Other Chautauqua performances coming up at the park include Doug Watson as “Will Rogers” on July 12, Doug Mishler as “Theodore Roosevelt” on July 26 and Chris Bayer as “Major William Ormsby” on August 9. The park’s full 2017 event schedule is available at the park’s website.

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 three generations of descendants. The Dangbergs were a prominent ranching family in Carson Valley that founded Minden in 1905. The Park includes eight historic structures built between 1857 and 1917, along with a large collection of artifacts, documents and photographs. Programs include guided tours, concerts, Chautauqua 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 its owner, Douglas County.

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