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Free locals day at Sugar Pine Point

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The Hellman-Ehrman Mansion (also known as Pine Lodge) is a summer home built in 1903 by financier Isaias W. Hellman, and later owned by his daughter Florence Hellman Ehrman.

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — In honor of the 150th anniversary of California State Parks and in appreciation of the support of the Lake Tahoe and Truckee community, the Sierra State Parks Foundation is sponsoring a free locals day at Sugar Pine Point State Park on Sunday, June 8, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on the West Shore of Lake Tahoe.

"We are inviting the community to celebrate the establishment of California State Parks by being our guest for a day at the park where our organization began 40 years ago," said Sierra State Parks Foundation Executive Director Heidi Doyle. "Visitors may enjoy the grounds and tour the 1903 Pine Lodge (Ehrman Mansion). We deeply appreciate the support of our community and our members in enabling the Sierra State Parks Foundation to complete many vital restoration and educational projects at the park."

The Foundation will cover the $10 parking fee and the cost of admittance for the house museum tours.

Visitors must present local ID or SSPF membership to take advantage of this opportunity.

The Sierra State Parks Foundation began in 1974, when a group of citizens formed a committee to save the Ehrman Mansion from demolition. Since then, the organization has dedicated over $3 million to support education, interpretation, preservation and restoration efforts at the six Sierra area State Parks it serves.

Visit https://sierrastateparks.org for more information and follow on Facebook. For more information on free locals day call 530-583-9911.

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The 1903 Hellman-Ehrman Estate is now open for tours daily through Sept. 30.