North Lake Tahoe Historical Society announces ‘Gather at the Gatekeeper’
Ryan Summerlin July 6, 2013
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — The North Lake Tahoe Historical Society will host its annual “Gathering at the Gatekeeper’s” fundraiser on Sunday, July 14, 4-8 p.m. The dinner and auction will take place in Layton Park, steps away from the Gatekeeper’s Museum in Tahoe Cityon Lake Tahoe’s shore.
All proceeds will go toward the ongoing operation of Watson Cabin and The Gatekeeper’s Museums and their culturally and historically rich events.
The “Gathering at the Gatekeepers” will be an evening of food, refreshments, silent and live auction bidding under the shade of ancient pines. The museum, a reconstruction of the original Gatekeeper’s Cabin, residence of the gatekeeper who controlled the water flow out of Lake Tahoe, will be open during the event.
The present-day gatekeeper lives in town. The museum also houses the Marian Steinbach Indian Basket Museum and other exhibits.
Among the exhibits is “Ursus Among Us: The American Black Bear in the Tahoe Basin,” which opened last summer to great acclaim. The exhibit features information about bears in the wild and bear-human interaction, including the ancient Washoe people, as well as a taxidermy bear specimen. An antique bear trap is also on display as well as “touchable” replica skulls and claws, and real bear fur, and craft projects providing experiential fun.
The highlight of “Gathering at the Gatekeeper’s” will be its auction with original and enticing packages.
Tickets for the Gathering can be purchased for $65 at www.northtahoemuseums.org or at the Gatekeeper’s Museum in Tahoe City.
The Historical Society invites members and the public to join them on July 14 for an evening of fun, food and fundraising.
For more information call 530-583-1762.
Founded in 1969, the North Lake Tahoe Historical Society preserves and presents the history of the Lake Tahoe region, both regionally and in the larger context of the American West. The Marion Steinbach Indian Basket Collection showcases more than 900 baskets from 85 tribes west of the Mississippi River. Visit northtahoemuseums.org or call 530-583-1762.