Kites & Art Event May 14-15 At Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park

Posted By on May 4, 2016

Courtesy of the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park

MINDEN, Nev. — Something in the Wind, a free kite flying and arts event, will take place at the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park on Saturday-Sunday, May 14-15, 2016. An artists’ marketplace will be a feature of the event.

A celebration of the Washoe Zephyr, Something in the Wind features expert kite flyers from the Rogue Valley Windchasers kite club in Brookings, Oregon. Brett Morris, a vice-president and regional director of the American Kitefliers Association, will give a 30-minute presentation on kites at 10:00am and 1:30pm on both days of the event. The public is also welcome to bring kites to fly and learn from the visiting experts throughout both days. A limited number of kites will be available for purchase.

Also on both days, from 10:30-11:30am and 2:00-3:00pm, elementary-school aged children can participate in several simple wind-related craft projects, including how to make a basic kite. All craft supplies will be provided.

A juried artists’ marketplace will offer opportunities to purchase a variety of arts and crafts from 9:00am to 6:00pm both days. Special emphasis will be on wind-related arts, such as mobiles, kites, kinetic art, windmills, windsocks and outdoor bells, but a variety of other creations will also be available.

Something in the Wind is a joint project of the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park and the Carson Valley Arts Council. The event is sponsored by Soaring NV, Bently Enterprises, The Record-Courier, Holiday Inn Express, and the Frances C. and William P. Smallwood Foundation.

The full event schedule is available at the park’s website,

This is a free outdoor event. Bring a picnic, a lawn chair and enjoy the day, but dogs should be left at home. Soft drinks and snacks will be available for purchase. The park is located at 1450 Hwy 88, ¼ mile north of the Carson Valley Veterinary Hospital.


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 three generations of descendants. The Dangbergs were a prominent ranching family in Carson Valley that founded Minden in 1905. The Park includes eight historic structures built between 1857 and 1917, along with a large collection of artifacts, documents and photographs. Programs include guided tours, concerts, Chautauqua 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 its owner, Douglas County.