Introducing North Lake Tahoe Historical Society’s new executive director |

Introducing North Lake Tahoe Historical Society’s new executive director

Staff report

TAHOE CITY, CALIF. — The North Lake Tahoe Historical Society is pleased to announce the hiring of new Executive Director Rebecca Phipps.

Her qualifications include a bachelor's degree cum laude in history from Truman State University and a master's degree in museum studies at the University of Kansas, where she also designed and taught a graduate course in museum management. Phipps was director of the Watkins Community Museum of History in Lawrence, Kansas.

Prior to that she was the curator at the Leavenworth County Historical Society and the Leavenworth County Historical Society.

She also has a strong passion for the performing arts, particularly classical ballet. She was a valuable fundraiser and grant writer for two ballet companies and a community arts center.

Phipps has visions of new permanent exhibits, stronger and properly maintained collections, youth-oriented educational programs and creative community collaborations. The NLTHS staff and board are looking forward to a wonderful working relationship with Rebecca.

The Gatekeeper's Museum is open Fridays and Saturdays throughout the winter at 130 West Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, by "Fanny Bridge." Drop by and meet Rebecca — a great addition to the North Lake Tahoe community.

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