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Battle of the Museums during Discover Your Nevada Contest


The Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park.

WILBUR D. MAY CENTER NEWS RELEASE — The Wilbur D. May Center is taking on the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park in the final round of the Discover Your Nevada contest. The Nevada Commission on Tourism will declare the winner as the top regional treasure in the Reno-Tahoe territory!

The final round of voting in the contest takes place July 29 through August 2, with winners announced on August 5. Facebook users can cast votes daily, click here to vote. The Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park is the 2012 contest winner and this is the Wilbur D. May Center’s first year in the contest.

The Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park beautifully preserves Nevada’s rich ranching culture, so it is no wonder they won last year.” said May Center assistant curator, Samantha Szesciorka. “We’re honored to have made it this far and to be up against a real Nevada Treasure.”

“We couldn’t be prouder to be listed next to the Wilbur D. May Center in the final round,” said Dangberg Ranch curator, Mark Jensen. “The May collection is amazing and the museum’s programming sets a good example as we work toward similar goals.”

Located within Rancho San Rafael Regional Park, The Wilbur D. May Center is a museum, arboretum and botanical garden. Founded in 1985, the May Center preserves the life and legacy of Wilbur May, a Reno rancher, world traveler and philanthropist. Along with a collection of rare historical artifacts, the May Center offers revolving exhibits, lectures, workshops, and other educational opportunities for the community. For more information visit www.maycenter.com or call 775-785-5961.

The Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park preserves the home of Heinrich F. Dangberg and his descendants. The prominent Carson Valley ranching family founded Minden in 1905. The site includes eight historic structures built between 1857 and 1917, along with a collection of 39,000 artifacts, documents and photographs acquired and used by the Dangberg family. Programs include tours, exhibits 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 Douglas County. For more information visit www.dangberghomeranch.org or call 775-783-9417.

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