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Visitors will learn the history of skiing in the Sierra and the story of the 1960 Olympic Winter Games.
Visitors will learn the history of skiing in the Sierra and the story of the 1960 Olympic Winter Games. The exhibits include hundreds of artifacts including official Olympic items such as skis, racing bibs, official results, promotional literature and participation mementos. . Dozens of never before exhibited banners, souvenirs and spectator memorabilia from the Batiste Family Collection are on display. The collection includes items from the pre-Olympic days of Squaw Valley Ski Area. Exhibits will also show rarely seen conceptual drawings prepared by Walt Disney for planning of the VIII Olympic Winter Games.
The museum is on the second floor of the Boatworks Mall, 760 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City.
The Museum displays a rich photographic history of the area’s towns, mining, lumbering, schools, churches, social, Indian and Chinese heritage.
Auburn’s sleek, newly updated Gold Rush museum reinterprets a 19th-century world for modern day families, who can pan for gold, delve into the mining experience, learn about long-ago settlers and pose for selfies, with a bag of hard-won loot. (San Jose Mercury News)
Provides classes on acting as well as puts on performances for the community.