Young Chautauquans at Dangberg Historic Park |

Young Chautauquans at Dangberg Historic Park

Staff Reports

Young Chautauquans will present “People Who United the States” at the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The Douglas County Historical Society’s Young Chautauqua Program presenters are 15-year-old Jahmila Santiago as Sarah Winnemucca, 15-year-old Sandia Johnson as Abigail Fillmore, 6-year-old Sam Johnson as John Muir, 10-year-old Micaiah Maulis as Thomas Edison, and 9-year-old Mamre Maulis as John Glenn.

This free event is sponsored by Soaring NV, Bently Ranch, Douglas County, Dr. James the Dentist, NV Energy, Ridge Tahoe Resort, Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce, Carson Valley Inn and the Frances C. and William P. Smallwood Foundation. This event is also made possible with the assistance of Nevada Humanities, an independent affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. 

“The Douglas County Historical Society seeks to enrich lives by preserving and making accessible local history, to its surrounding communities and visitors,” organizers said. “The program brings history alive and encourages a fun learning environment where the children understand the complexities, struggles and achievements of some of history’s most inspirational individuals.”

The park is located at 1450 Hwy 88, a quarter mile north of the Carson Valley Veterinary Hospital. This is an outdoor event, and visitors should bring their own seating. Dogs are not permitted at this event. For information, visit

Other Chautauqua performances coming up at the park include Doug Watson as Will Rogers on July 12, Doug Mishler as Theodore Roosevelt on July 26 and Chris Bayer as Major William Ormsby on Aug. 9. The park’s full 2017 event schedule is available at the park’s website.