• 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: September 2014

Another Beautiful Gift from Inger Bisson!

The emblem is the New Oslo City Hall overlaid by the Olympic rings, and surrounded by the phrase, “The 6th Winter Olympic Games / Oslo 1952”. This wonderful framed display was donated to the Museum by Inger Bisson who had only recently donated a very rare 1960 Olympic plaque.  America won 4 gold medals in the 1952 winter games including Dick Button’s gold in figure skating, Ken Henry’s gold in speed skating and  Andrea Mead Lawrence’s 2 gold medals in alpine skiing.  The games were memorable also as it was the first time women competed in cross country skiing. If you see Inger skiing, golfing or riding bikes in this area please let her know that the Museum and the entire region is grateful for her gifts!

The Rare Disney Pageantry pin!

The Museum recently acquired the rare Walt Disney Olympic ceremony pageantry pin attached to the even rarer presentation card (only one we have ever seen!).  Disney not only designed the unique Olympic torch but scripted the very successful Olympic opening and closing ceremonies.  The pageantry pins were given to all those who were lucky enough to be involved in these ceremonies.  At the museum we have several very unique Disney artifacts from the Olympics with more to be displayed shortly.  Walt Disney loved the mountains and spent large parts of his winter skiing in the region.  Like us, he probably watched the skies, waiting for snow!