History

Skunk Harbor Railroad History Hike

August 18, 2017
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Learn about Lake Tahoe’s interesting railroad days on an easy hike down to Skunk Harbor.

Head down from HWY 28 above Skunk Harbor to Pray Meadows, then down to Skunk Harbor, where you can have a lunch at one of the most beautiful and secluded beaches on Lake Tahoe. […]

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Conversations with History at Vikingsholm Castle

August 9, 2017
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“Conversations with History” features a behind-the-scenes tour of the incomparable Vikingsholm Castle in Emerald Bay, and an intimate conversation with long-time park advocate and historian Helen Smith who spent 14 summers at Vikingsholm as the guest of Lorna Knight, the owner.

All proceeds will support the Sierra State Parks Foundation earmarked to provide critically needed funds for the maintenance and repair of the Vikingsholm. […]

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Great Gatsby Festival at Tallac Historic Site

August 2, 2017
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Return to the Roaring 20’s – Tahoe style at the Great Gatsby Festival at the Tallac Historic Site in South Lake Tahoe every August. […]

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Historic Walking Tours of Tahoe City

August 1, 2017
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The North Lake Tahoe Historical Society will be conducting a free Historic Walking Tours of Tahoe City on Saturdays starting at 10am. […]

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Living History Day at Ehrman Mansion

July 20, 2017
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This only happens once a year. Ehrman Mansion will be open to the public for free during Living History Day.

Here’s your chance to step back in time and relive life at the lake as it was in the 1930s, at one of the most scenic spots along the west shore of Lake Tahoe, and one of our most famous houses. […]

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The Donner Party, Truckee, CA

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The Donner Party was no party at all. […]

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Melissa Coray Peak named after Pioneer Trail Blazer

July 10, 2017
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While many call it Emigrant Peak, it’s actually named after Melissa Coray, a Mormon pioneer woman who walked over 2,000 miles to the west. […]

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Tahoe Maritime History at Tallac Historic Site

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“Q” is the nickname of this 1921 classic yacht on display at the Tallac Historic Site. Was she called the “Q” because her name was hard to pronounce, or because it was used by the US Navy in top-secret operations on Lake Tahoe during WWII?

Find out and learn more about the restoration of the Quic chakidn at the Tallac Historic Site in South Lake Tahoe. […]

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Tallac Historic Site: A Cultural Treasure

July 5, 2017
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Hidden by an old growth forest is South Shore’s cultural treasure.

Combined with the annual Valhalla Arts, Music, and Theatre Festival, the Tallac Historic Site has provided us a place to be, and to enjoy the arts and our cultural heritage in an unspoiled natural setting. […]

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Annual Gathering At Gatekeeper’s Museum Fundraiser

July 4, 2017
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The North Lake Tahoe Historical Society hosts its annual “Gathering at the Gatekeeper’s” fundraiser dinner every August. The meal is inspired by an 1908 Tahoe Tavern menu.  There will be a Barbershop Quartet strolling through the hotel lobby.  Inside the museum you can view Tahoe Tavern artifacts. Bid on exciting trips and activities during our […]

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Evolution of Tahoe Travel with Don Lane

June 29, 2017
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Learn about the Evolution of Tahoe Travel with renowned U.S. Forest Service historian and recreation officer, Don Lane, as he walks us through the varying ways of past travel to and within Lake Tahoe. […]

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Isolated Estate on West Shore: Ehrman Mansion

June 22, 2017
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Hidden from view across from Sugar Pine Point State Park, Ehrman Mansion is an isolated architectural treasure. […]

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