Carolyn Dolan & Big Red with Mick Clarke are performing Thursday night at the Dangberg Historic Home Ranch in Minden.
Carolyn Dolan & Big Red will play rockin’ blues with Mick Clarke on his Gibson guitar 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Tickets can be purchased at the event and are $15 for members, $20 for non-member adults, and free for youth 16 and younger.
Chautauquan Kim Harris will perform 6:30 p.m. today as Mary Perkins Bradbury, who was convicted, tried, and sentenced to hang as a witch in Salem, Mass. in 1692. In her own words, Bradbury will tell of her experiences during the Salem witch hunts, and how she escaped the gallows.
For this Chautauqua presentation, tickets can be purchased at the event and are $10 for members, $15 for non-member adults, and free for youth 16 and younger.
Dr. Michael Fischer will give a presentation on “The Origin and Evolution of the Basque Hotel” 10 a.m. Saturday.
Fischer retired from dentistry and was appointed, serving in both Gov. Gibbons’ and Gov. Sandoval’s cabinet until the Department of Cultural Affairs was formally disbanded. He is now an independent scholar whose interests include the history of Nevada cowboys, ranching and politics. This event is free for all to attend.
Chautauquan Anita Watson will perform 6:30 p.m. Aug. 16 as Agnes Scott Train, who along with her husband Percy, for 11 years collected fossils, minerals, and plants in the remote areas of Nevada and Death Valley. Train used her art talent for sketches of the specimens that were sent to the Smithsonian Institution, the University of Nevada, and museums across the country.
For this Chautauqua presentation, tickets may be purchased at the event and are $10 for members, $15 for non-member adults, and free for youth 16 and younger.
Chautauquan DebiLynn Smith will perform as prominent early Carson Valley businesswoman Anna Harris 10 a.m. Aug. 18. Harris was also the first woman in Nevada to be issued a sole proprietorship. This event is free for all to attend.
This season’s Chautauqua programs are all funded in part by a grant from Nevada Humanities and National Endowment for the Humanities.
Author and historian Linda Reid will share a view of six families who have played prominent roles in Carson Valley history from the mid-1880s to the present 10 a.m. Aug. 19. Included are stories from the Berrum, Heitman, Neddenriep, Reid, Shaw and Springmeyer families. This event is also free for all to attend.
“We have a line-up of some incredible history, both local and national, and are excited about the presentations,” said Kim Harris, the park’s events manager.
Visit Dangberg.org for more information about visiting the park, including guided tours.