GARDNERVILLE -- A June 9 trial date has been scheduled to decide what exhibits will populate a museum built around the old Dangberg Home Ranch in Carson Valley.
It has taken seven years for the lawsuit between Douglas County and the owners of the Dangberg estate to get this far.
Douglas County Deputy District Attorney Robert Morris said the issue over the actual home ranch property, located off Highway 88, was settled in January.
Last week, the estate of the last Dangberg daughter, Katrina Glide, quitclaimed the property to the county, leaving only her nephew, Steve Achard engaged in the lawsuit.
Achard claims some of the property inside the home was promised to him. The county believes the property is part of the museum.
A session to try and resolve the issue before the trial date will be held before the end of the month.
Last week's hearing was to eliminate Glide's estate from the legal battle.
A quit-claim deed giving Douglas County property from the Glide Estate was approved last week by Judge James Hardesty in Douglas District Court.
Milos Terzich, representing the Glide Estate, said it wants out of litigation and offered the quit claim to give Douglas County all other personal property to resolve the matter.
Hardesty approved the joint motion on the quit-claim deed with the conditions the proposed museum open within five years, a plaque honoring the estate be placed at the museum, and some personal property, including authentic American Indian baskets, jewelry, artwork and rugs, be returned to the estate.
Achard's aunt, Katrina Glide, died in the mid-1990s. She was a granddaughter of H.F. Dangberg, who settled the ranch west of Minden off of State Route 88.
A 1978 decree between H.F. Dangberg's three granddaughters, including Achard's mother, said the women could live out their lives at the ranch, and that it would become a living-history museum after they died.
Planning for the museum has been going on for nearly 15 years.
"We have a real solid foundation for going forward with the museum," Morris said. "The question is how much of the personal property will be in it."