Vintage clothes on display at Dangberg Ranch
September 3, 2014
The Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park will presents its annual exhibit of historic clothing today through Sunday.
The clothing exhibit includes visitor favorites, such as Gertrude Dangberg’s 1898 wedding gown, the oldest Levi’s in Nevada and the Dangberg sisters’ formal 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.
Reservations are not needed.
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 http://www.dangberghomeranch.org or by calling 775-783-9417.