The 2014 Olympic Heritage Celebration is coming to the Museum! – “Olympic Museum Mixer” Thursday Jan. 16th. 5:30-7:30. Olympic Athletes, Refreshments, Olympic Slide Presentations and Olympic Overview from Lake Tahoe Historian David C. Antonucci
Monthly Archives: November 2013
This book features rare images taken by official Olympic photographer Bill Briner that are complemented with images from public and private collections, some never before published. Using extensive research and oral histories from Olympic athletes and officials, award-winning author and museum founder David C. Antonucci brings the VIII Olympic Winter Games to life. You will be able to purchase the book at amazon.com by following the link to Amazon under our web page “Tour/Video/Books” above. Congratulations David!
~~~~This is what started it all!~~~~ Alexander Cushing’s bid for the 1960 Winter Olympic Games began when he saw an article about The City of Reno’s Olympic bid. Well the extremely rare Reno Olympic Submission Bid Book has been found and was donated by the Dwyer Family. This artifact was found by the antique book collector and is the only one they have known to exist. The book is leather bound, in great condition and contains all of the plans for the Olympics including the planned conversion and use of Slide Mountain for the main venue. Thanks so much Dwyer family for your generous donation and for understanding the value to the museum. The book will be photographed and then will be on display before the upcoming Olympics.