The museum recently received a set of rare books donated by Peggy Deen in memory of her father Charles Proctor an early California skiing pioneer. The donation included: “California Winter Sports and the 1960 VIII WinterGames at Squaw Valley” by J. E. (Jerry) Carpenter; ~ “1960 United StatesOlympic Book” Edited by Arthur G. Lentz ; ~ “III Olympic Winter GamesLake Placid 1932” Compiled by George M. Lattimer; and “ A History ofSkiing in California” by J. H. Hildebrand, ~ a 16 page booklet reprinted from the 1939 issue of THE BRITISH SKI YEAR BOOK “Lost Sierra” by William B. Berry . ~~~ The 1932 Winter Olympics book and the History of Skiing in California booklet are in excellent condition and extremely rare. These will be of much use by researchers and enjoyed by museum visitors. Thanks so much Peggy!
Monthly Archives: November 2015
If you missed it we had a great party at the museum to revealing the new Granlibakken display. The display combines the old and the new of the longest continuous open ski resort in the Sierras. The display was created from the wood of the old ski jump at “Olympic Hill” in Granlibakken with the display content created by historian Carol Van Etten under the direction of Granlibakken owner Ron Parson. The largest crowd the Museum has every hosted enjoyed the “Reveal Party” complete with food, drinks and camaradiere to make it a fun, special event. Come by the museum, view the new display and learn the fascinating history of our neighbor Granlibakken.