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The Dangberg Home Ranch, a Nevada Treasure

The Dangberg Home Ranch was here when Nevada began and the family shaped our state’s history. 

What is the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park?

The Dangberg Home Ranch Endowment supports the work of Friends of Dangberg Home Ranch, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, and its mission to protect and share the resources at the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park: a unique museum collection that helps understand Carson Valley’s agricultural history, eight historic structures on the National Register of Historic Places, and a pastoral setting for public arts and cultural events. You are invited to help achieve these goals by contributing to the Dangberg endowment fund.

The Dangberg Home Ranch preserves an essential chapter in Nevada’s history, sharing the story of four generations of a Nevada ranching family. That family settled the Home Ranch in 1857, and when the last resident died in 1995 they left a unique collection of artifacts, photographs, and documents, dating from the early 19th century to the late 20th, that helps tell the family's story of love, loss, land, livestock, and the bottom line. Your gift will help preserve this Nevada treasure for generations to come.

Friends of Dangberg has managed the park in cooperation with its owner, Douglas County, since 2011 and is continually working to fund restoration and maintenance work on the historic structures, while also striving to improve collection management, interpretive, and artifact conservation capabilities. Other goals include expanding educational programming for both youth and adults, and building a modern visitor center. Donations to the Dangberg endowment help this community organization continue to excel.