GeneralNewsTahoe Museum Seeks 1960 Winter Olympic Games Memorabilia

FasterSkier FasterSkierMay 11, 2009

(NORTH LAKE TAHOE, California/Nevada) – If you have any memorabilia from the 1960 Winter Olympic Games in Squaw Valley or are a collector of skiing artifacts that tell about the history of winter sports in the Western United States, a group planning a new museum in Lake Tahoe wants to know about your collections.

The Squaw Valley Ski Museum Foundation is pleased to announce it has commenced a master planning process for a proposed new museum that will cover the history of the landmark 1960 Olympic Winter Games, held at Squaw Valley USA, and the skiing heritage of the Western United States. A consulting team has been engaged to undertake the plan, including Gary Davis Group (architects and engineers based in Tahoe City), AMS Planning & Research (a national museum planning firm) and Will Bruder+Partners (a Phoenix-based architecture firm).

This master plan follows an earlier market study undertaken by the Truckee-based Streamline Consulting Group, which identified potential models and markets for a museum in the Squaw Valley–Lake Tahoe area.
As part of the master plan, the consultant team is identifying possible collections of objects including photographs, films, scrapbooks, ski equipment and artifacts. The master plan, to be announced this spring, will include an interpretive plan, exhibition themes, stories and artifacts that might become part of the new museum devoted to the culture of winter sports and mountain communities.

If you have, or know of others who have objects or items that may be of interest, please contact Linda Williams, local project coordinator for the master plan study, at 530-581-8701 or by e-mail at svomuseum@gmail.com.

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North Lake Tahoe is a 45-minute drive from the Reno Tahoe International Airport, two hours from Sacramento International Airport and just over three hours from San Francisco International Airport. For lodging reservations, recreation and event details, call North Lake Tahoe at 1-877-949-3296 or visit www.GoTahoeNorth.com. Visitor information centers are located at 380 North Lake Boulevard in Tahoe City and 969 Tahoe Boulevard in Incline Village. The North Lake Tahoe Visitors Bureaus, Incline Village Crystal Bay Visitors Bureau and the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association, work together to promote North Lake Tahoe as a premier, year-round destination.

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