December 2, 2015
Filed Under South Tahoe Events
Step back in time and into the South Lake Tahoe Museum for its annual Holiday in History event Saturday, December 19th from 11am to 7:30pm.
The doors to history and the holiday spirit kick off with free refreshments around the Victorian tree, calls to Santa’s helpers at the North Pole, and tours of the 1930’s log cabin, fully furnished with bedroom and bath in the loft, a reliable tenant and BMP complete!
The museum will be decorated for the holidays and you’ll be impressed by the large selection of books about Lake Tahoe by local writers, gift items, and cards in the museum shop. Refreshments will be served and there’s no admission fee for this South Lake Tahoe event.
- Free docent tours of the history museum and 1930s log cabin
- 11:00 to 5:00 children can call the North Pole on our special phone
- 5-7:30 pm don’t miss a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus
- Fire department decorated fire truck
- Tree lighting
- Menorah lighting
- South Lake Tahoe children’s choral society
The Lake Tahoe Historical Society Museum located in the center of South Lake Tahoe features displays and artifacts which chronicle the development of the Lake Tahoe basin, including the earliest inhabitants – the Washoe, John Fremont’s discovery of Lake Tahoe, westward moving wagon trains, gold and silver rush traffic through the basin, Pony Express stations, the logging and railroad industries, early steamships, and more recently, the development of tourism, skiing and gaming. One of the largest exhibits is part of the old dairy from Celio Ranch, a family farm established in 1857 in Meyers which still exists today.
In addition to the exhibits inside the newly refurbished museum, directly behind the museum is the Old Log Cabin built in 1931. And a few blocks away at the Bijou Community Park is the museum’s Lake Valley Railroad narrow gauge and log carrier exhibit.
The museum also has a great little book store brimming with literature on early immigrants, building of the railroads, native inhabitants, local geology and wildflowers. Some notable photographic books by local authors include “TAHOE in Black & White” by South Shore photographer Jim Hildinger, and “Memories of Tahoe” and “Tahoe’s Gilded Age” by North Shore photographer, Jim Bell. Visitors, researchers and history buffs are welcome to peruse the artifacts and the large collection of historic photos which can be special ordered.
Lake Tahoe Historical Society Museum
3058 Lake Tahoe Blvd. (next to the Senior Center) in South Lake Tahoe
Winter Hours: 11am to 3pm Saturdays only until Memorial Day
Admission is FREE