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Dangberg Home Ranch exhibit

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Nevada State Parks hosts an exhibit of historic clothing from the Dangberg Home Ranch collection during Nevada Day weekend and the first weekend in November.

The exhibit features clothing worn by three generations of the Dangberg family. Included are the 1898 wedding gown worn by Gertrude Dangberg, casual and formal clothing worn by Gertrude and her four daughters in the 1920s through the 1960s, and children’s clothing from 1910 to the 1930s worn by the daughters and Gertrude’s grandson C. Stephen Achard Jr.



Also included in the exhibit is the christening dress first worn in 1866 by Fred Dangberg Jr. recently donated to the park by Achard. Visitors will also see a range of men’s and women’s hats, shoes, jewelry and accessories from the 20th century.

The historic clothing exhibit is noon to 4 p.m. today through Sunday, and Nov. 6-7, at the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park, 1450 Highway 88, a half mile south of the Carson Valley Swim Center. Cost is $3 for adults, free for children under 13. Map and information at parks.nv.gov/hr.htm or 783-9417.