• 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: January 2014

New 1960 Winter Olympic Film !!!

For the Olympic Heritage Celebration Week Museum open house, we created a new 1960 winter Olympic movie comprised of newly edited Olympic footage.  We included pre-Olympic footage from the US forest service as well as video clips from honeymoon videos the summer after the Olympics with view of the inside of Blyth arena.  Watch the opening ceremonies and brief overviews of all the winter events. The video debuted at the very successful open house with a list of Tahoe dignitaries and multiple prior Olympians.  ~~~~~~ You can watch the video as it is on the video link on this museum website.  Thanks so much for everyone coming to the open house and stay tuned to the website for the next upcoming event!

Olympic Heritage Celebration ~ Museum Open House Jan. 16th 5:30-7:30pm

The Museum will be holding an open house Thursday January 16th from 5:30 to 7:30pm,  celebrating our Olympic Heritage.  Come visit the Museum and see hundreds of 1960 winter Olympic artifacts and slide show featuring the outstanding photos of the Olympic photographer bill Briner.  Meet prior Olympians and hear stories of those who attended and participated in the Olympics.  Lake Tahoe historian and Museum partner David C. Antonucci will also be there to answer any questions relating to the Olympics and the ski history of the Tahoe region.  Refreshments will be served, we will have a great time and possibly all come together to prey for snow!!!!! Don’t miss out……

The Weekly~~~ Featured Article: – Joe Pete Wilson

“Wilson grew up in Lake Placid, New York. A place that Wilson says is just like Tahoe: kids dream of growing up to become winter Olympians.” -The Weekly ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~To see the full article go to our page “Events/Press” above and follow the link!