Tahoe Maritime Museum presents online ‘Alan Furth: A Man & His Boats’
Ryan Summerlin July 18, 2013
TAHOE, Calif. — The Tahoe Maritime Museum (TMM) announced its new online exhibit, Alan Furth: A Man & His Boats.
After years of putting on quality exhibits in the museum’s Homewood building, TMM is excited to launch its first fully online exhibit. The museum’s curator, Christine Shook, searched primary sources and worked with friends and family of Alan Furth, famed boat collector and marquee class of boats for Tahoe Yacht Club’s 2013 Concours d’Elegance, to develop the display.
Alan Furth began collecting and restoring boats when the hobby was in its infancy. As a result, he became very influential in shaping the craft, and he is responsible for helping save many unique and historic vessels. Using four boats from their own collection, TMM’s online exhibit goes a long way in helping the public learn how this boy from a Northern California orchard came to be such a force in the boating world and Lake Tahoe’s maritime history.
One of the museum boats featured in the online exhibit is on display in the museum’s Homewood exhibit, Tahoe Escape: Surviving the Great Depression, and the remainder of the museum’s Furth boats will appear in the Concours d’Elegance.
The museum will further enhance the exhibit during the Aug. 9-10 boat show by showcasing relevant artifacts, and by providing a way for boat show visitors to review the sites contents at TMM’s booth.
To view the online exhibit at any time, visit www.TahoeMaritimeFurth.webs.com
The Tahoe Maritime Museum is open during the summer Thursday through Tuesday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (last entrance at 4:30 p.m.) at 5205 West Lake Blvd. in Homewood. Their mission is to stimulate an interest in and an understanding of Lake Tahoe’s rich maritime history through the highest standards of historic preservation, innovative interpretation and public education.
For more information about the museum, visit www.TahoeMaritimeMuseum.org or call 530-525-9253, ext.100.
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