Gatekeeper’s in Tahoe City hosts tea, fashion show |

Gatekeeper’s in Tahoe City hosts tea, fashion show

Battleborn Civil War Reenactors from left: Yvonne Sullivan, Toni Van Cleave, Susie Giurlani and Judy Quinlan participated in an afteroon tea.
Amy Edgett / Sierra Sun |

The Gatekeeper’s Museum was the site of an 1860s Afternoon Tea and Fashion Show on July 20.

The ladies of the Battle Born Civil War Reenactors created the costumes and provided the fashion show. Food was based on 1860s recipes and made by Marlies, Your Personal Chef.

According to, The Battle Born Civil War Reenactors “are an association of individuals and families dedicated to pursuing and encouraging family oriented fun and participation in Civil War Reenacting while also educating and sharing history with our fellow citizens about the events surrounding the American Civil War.”

The Battle Born Civil War Reenactors is a private, fully recognized 501-(c)(3) nonprofit, educational organization in Northern Nevada and North Eastern California using living history to help the public gain a better understanding of the American Civil War.

“The tea may become an annual event,” noted Rebecca Phipps, North Lake Tahoe Historical Society executive director.

Basketweavers and more

Upcoming events include the 11th annual Native American Basket Weavers Gathering, Aug. 23, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Gatekeeper’s Museum in Tahoe City. Weavers from California and Nevada will have baskets for sale and demonstrate weaving. The event if free for members and $5 for non-members.

Invite your friends and family to join NTHS for this annual summer’s end fundraiser on the Tahoe Gal for breathtaking panoramas, dinner, dessert and coffee for the Labor Day Cruise Sept. 1. Space is limited, so order your tickets right away! Tickets are available at and by calling Marnie at 530-583-1762. North Lake Tahoe Historical Society members $65, non-members $75. Board the Tahoe Gal at 5:30 p.m. This year, proceeds will be used to purchase supplies to care for NLTHS archival collections and reference materials for its library.

The Spooky Ghost Walk is free and open to the public on Oct. 31, 7:30 p.m. Ghosts from Tahoe’s past will haunt the “Black Bear Forest,” telling tales of derring-do or woe. Stroll the forest grounds and learn about local legend. Family friendly, non-scary event.

For more information about the North Lake Tahoe Historical Society visit

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