Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture

History of Squaw & Alpine at Gatekeeper’s Museum Sept 18

Posted on August 31, 2014
Filed Under North Tahoe Events

Gatekeepers MuseumIf you want to learn about Lake Tahoe’s enchanting history and local characters, head to the Gatekeeper’s Museum in Tahoe City for free presentations.

Don’t miss Eddy Starr Ancinas as she shares the histories of Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows as they have never been told before on Thursday, September 18 matey!  It’s all free, and fun.

Celebrate California’s Birthday with Steve Beck

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 6:30pm

Steve Beck, Director of History and Educational Programming at Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park, will discuss the Bear Flag Revolt. His documentary on the subject won a cable television WAVE award in 2012. Join us for an interesting look at California history and enjoy a piece of birthday cake!

Learn How to Talk like a Pirate with Roger Huff

Sunday, September 14 at 2pm

In honor of “International Talk Like a Pirate Day” (September 19), Roger Huff will delight and entertain us with music and sounds about the history of nautical terms and common expressions with nautical origins. Roger is the author of Captain Bucko’s Nauti-Word Handbook.

Local Eddy Starr Ancinas Local Ski Historian

Thursday, September 18 at 6:30pm

Nestled amidst California’s High Sierra Peaks, two valleys have captured the imaginations of mountain explorers and skiers since the 1930s. Eddy Starr Ancinas shares the histories of Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows as they have never been told before.

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Each speaker is sure to bring a fascinating perspective on the Truckee- Tahoe area while entertaining locals and tourists alike.

The North Lake Tahoe Historical Society operates two museums in Tahoe City: Watson Cabin Museum and the Gatekeeper’s Museum, featuring the Marion Steinbach Indian Basket Collection showcasing more than 800 baskets from 85 tribes west of the Mississippi River. The North Lake Tahoe Historical Society’s mission is to collected, preserve and present Lake Tahoe history for all people now and for future generations. For more information, visit or call 530-583-1762.


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