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Dangberg toy and Christmas display this weekend

The Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park invites the public to Home Ranch for the Holidays, a special exhibit of historic toys, games and Christmas decorations from the 1860s through the 1940s.

The exhibit is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $5 for adults, free for children 16 and younger, and free for members of the Friends of Dangberg Home Ranch nonprofit. Reservations are not needed.

"The holiday exhibit is always a great way to finish off the year at the park," said curator Mark Jensen. "The toys and decorations are a fun way to remember the Dangbergs and celebrate what the park is and will become."

The exhibit displays board and card games from the 1870s and 1880s that were played with by Fred Dangberg, Jr., and his siblings.

A variety of dolls, handmade doll clothing and doll accessories will be shown, as well as toys, books and games from 1900 to 1945.

There are also numerous toys enjoyed by Dangberg's five children and grandson from the 1910s through the 1940s. These include a small wood-burning cook stove, a child's drop-front desk and a miniature tea cart.

The park is located at 1450 Highway 88, in Minden, one mile south of the Carson Valley Swim Center.

More information can be found at, or by calling 783-9417.


What: Dangberg exhibit

When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday

Where:1450 Highway 88, Minden

Cost: $5 adults, under 16 free

Info:, or 783-9417

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The Record Courier Updated Dec 4, 2012 04:46PM Published Dec 4, 2012 04:42PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.