Dangberg Home Ranch receives grant
August 26, 2015
The Frances C. and William P. Smallwood Foundation has awarded a $10,352 grant to the nonprofit Friends of Dangberg Home Ranch to assist that organization in its work operating the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park, located just outside of Minden.
The grant will pay for many of the park's core operating expenses, such as internet access, website hosting, telephone service, music licensing, and employee wages. This is the fourth consecutive year the Friends of Dangberg has received a Smallwood Foundation grant.
"The Smallwood Foundation continues to believe in the importance of the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park, and we're impressed with the work being accomplished by the Friends group," said Suzy Stockdale, a Minden resident and Smallwood Foundation chairman and trustee.
The establishment of the foundation represented the culmination of the Smallwoods' lifelong support of a broad range of charitable organizations. In addition to the Friends of Dangberg, the foundation has awarded grants to several other nonprofits and other organizations in Carson Valley.
"We're extremely grateful for the Smallwood Foundation's help with the park," said the park's curator Mark Jensen. "Without this funding, and the support of the many individuals and businesses who contribute, we couldn't meet our goals."
The Home Ranch will be a busy place this week, with several guest performers.
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■ Karla Huntsman will combine the art of storytelling with her talent as a musician, in a performance at the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park 6:30 p.m. today. The event is open to the public and free to attend.
■ The Mountain Girls, a foursome that plays traditional American music, will perform 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
The band is comprised of Renee Lauderback, a violinist with the Reno Pops Orchestra; Cindy Gray, a founding member of the Traditional American Music Project; Kathi Scott, a previous member of several bands, including Rubber Chicken String Band, Nevada Rain, Riffle Hitch and others; and Karen Roemmich, who also plays with the bands Westwind and Southwestern Pilgrimage.
Tickets are $5 and are available in Gardnerville at Joyce's Fine Jewelry and Battle Born Wine, and are also available at dangberg.eventbrite.com. If available, tickets will also be sold at the gate, which opens at 5:30 p.m. Children 16 and younger are free and do not need a ticket.
■ Historian and author Frank X. Mullen will present "Westward Ho, Nevada" in a free presentation at the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park on 10 a.m. Saturday.
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. Dogs are not permitted in the park, with the exception of certified service animals. For more information, visit dangberghomeranch.org or call 775-783-9417.