1960 Winter Olympic Games and Ski History Artifacts Sought.
[Olympic Valley, California] Did you attend the 1960 Olympics as a spectator? Were you involved as a volunteer or athlete? Does your family have a long time connection to skiing in the region? If so, the Squaw Valley Ski Museum Foundation would love to hear about your experiences and is seeking donations of artifacts and memorabilia. Artifacts will be on display at this January’s Olympic Heritage Celebration and the future Squaw Valley Ski Museum and Winter Sports Heritage Center.
The Olympic Heritage Celebration January 8-17, 2010 will commemorate the landmark 1960 Olympic Games in California, which changed the course of North Lake Tahoe history. The public is invited to participate in more than 25 events over the 10 days including historic reenactments and interpretative tours of original venues and courses. There will be a temporary Museum of Olympic History in Squaw Valley open free to the public where artifacts and memorabilia collected will be exhibited. The Heritage events will culminate with the Olympian Gala on January 16 when returning 1960 and local Olympians gather for a special tribute at the Resort at Squaw Creek. Tickets and more information can be found at http://www.squawvalley1960celebration.com/.
The Squaw Valley Ski Museum Foundation collections drive is a race against time. The mission is to collect, preserve and exhibit the legacy of the 1960 Winter Olympics and our western ski heritage before it is gone. Any winter sports related historical item, ranging from Olympic objects, photographs and films, vintage equipment to family scrapbooks is of interest. The Foundation is asking for donations, loans and permission to reproduce media.
To donate artifacts, provide a tip for locating artifacts and more information go to http://www.squawvalleymuseum.org/ or contact us at SVOmuseum@gmail.com