Storyteller presents tales from around the world |

Storyteller presents tales from around the world

Staff Reports

Returning for a second year, storyteller Joel ben Izzy will present his newest tales in “Buried Treasures: Stories to Carry You Around the World and Back Again” at the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park 6:30 p.m. on today.

The event is open to the public and free to attend.

For over 30 years, Joel ben Izzy has traveled the world, gathering and telling stories from many countries.

“He’ll share some wild ones filled with fun and laughter that will carry the audience around the world and back again,” according to organizers. “Depending on how brave the audience is, he might tell some ghost stories as well. This is not ‘storytime,’ but is instead the art of storytelling performed by one of its best tellers, and all ages of children and adults will be entertained.”

Joel ben Izzy is an award-winning storyteller and author.

His six CDs of stories have won awards from such organizations as the American Library Association, Booklist magazine and the Parents’ Choice Foundation.

He is the author of an acclaimed memoir, “The Beggar King and the Secret of Happiness,” now in its seventh printing and translated into 17 foreign editions.

He hails from Berkeley, Calif.

More information about ben Izzy can be found at

This is a free outdoor event.

The park is located at 1450 Hwy 88, ¼ mile north of the Carson Valley Veterinary Hospital.

Visitors are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or use one of the park’s chairs. Dogs are not permitted in the park, with the exception of certified service animals.

For more information, visit or call 783-9417.

Other storytellers in the series will be Karla Huntsman on Aug. 26, Tom Wade on Sept. 16, and Juanita Westbrook on Sept. 30.

The park’s storytelling events are sponsored by Bently Enterprises, SoaringNV, Douglas County, The Record Courier, Carson Valley Inn and the Frances C. and William P. Smallwood Foundation.

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.