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North Lake Tahoe Historical Society names Marguerite Sprague as executive director

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Marguerite Sprague is the new North Lake Tahoe Historical Society executive director.

TAHOE CITY, Calif. and#8212; The North Lake Tahoe Historical Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to collecting, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting North Lake Tahoe history, has named Marguerite Sprague as its new Executive Director.

and#8220;The membership and Board of the North Lake Tahoe Historical Society are very pleased that Marguerite Sprague has elected to join us as Executive Director,and#8221; said Bruce McNulty, board president. and#8220;Her leadership qualities, knowledge of the North Shore community and experience as published author, executive and educator will enhance the many educational and cultural programs offered year round by the Society, and help us continue as a vibrant and valued asset enjoyed by the community, our membership and visitors alike.and#8221;

Most recently, Marguerite served as executive director of the Sierra State Parks Foundation, a nonprofit benefiting Tahoe area California State Parks. Previously, Marguerite was associate development director with Save the Bay, a San Francisco Bay Area-based nonprofit. She currently serves on the boards of the California League of Park Associations and 2311 Corporation, a nonprofit dedicated to funding education for disadvantaged students. Marguerite is also the author of Bodieand#8217;s Gold, a book chronicling the social history of and#8220;Californiaand#8217;s Official Gold Rush Ghost Town,and#8221; University of Nevada Press, 2003, and the producer of a living history audio CD, The Bodie Companion.

and#8220;Iand#8217;m honored to have been chosen to lead the North Lake Tahoe Historical Society,and#8221; said Marguerite. and#8220;Our regionand#8217;s rich history not only has relevance to the issues we face today and#8212; offering important lessons for us to absorb and remember rand#8212; it is also wonderful storytelling.and#8221;

About the North Lake Tahoe Historical Society

The North Lake Tahoe Historical Society works to present regional history in a manner that is engaging, educational and culturally sensitive, through innovative programming and exhibits at its three museums and park: Gatekeepers Museum, Steinbach Indian Basket Museum, the Watson Cabin Museum and William B. Layton Park, all of which are located in Tahoe City. The NLTHS vision is to operate a community center where interactive exhibits and innovative educational programs promote ongoing thought, research, discussion and involvement in the preservation and interpretation of North Lake Tahoe History and its context within the American West. Visit the NLTHS museums at the Truckee River Outlet in Tahoe City, open weekends 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Holiday schedule upcoming! For information please call 530-583-1762 or visit http://www.northtahoemuseums.org.