• Ancient Ski History through the 1700’s

    Ski History from Ancient times through the 1700’s

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  • Longboards to the Olympics

    Take a tour of “A Century of Tahoe Winter Sports” by Author Mark McLaughlin

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  • Story of the 1960 Winter Olympics

    Learn why the 1960 Olympics were a “Snowball’s Chance” told through the book of David C. Antonucci

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  • The Bill Briner Photo Collection

    See the remarkable Olympic Photo Collection of Bill Briner

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  • Best of Tahoe

    Learn about the Tahoe regions Ski Heroes from the 1800’s to Today!

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Monthly Archives: November 2013

2014 Olympic Heritage Celebration!

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

New 1960 Olympic book by David C. Antonucci available Nov. 11th 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!

WOW! Great, Rare Donation From The Dwyer Family!

~~~~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.