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Books, Bears and Baskets: Gatekeeper’s to stay open late Dec. 14

Special to the Sun
Courtesy North Lake Tahoe Historical SocietyThe Gatekeeper's Museum will be open the evening of Friday, Dec. 14 for a gallery exploration, visit with an author and book signings.

TAHOE CITY, Calif. – Gatekeeper’s Museum will be open free to the public on Friday, Dec. 14, 5-8 p.m. In addition to free admission, four authors will be present at the museum that night signing books.

Authors David Antonucci, “Snowball’s Chance, Fairest Picture;” Carol Jensen, “West Shore of Lake Tahoe;” Mark McLaughlin, “Longboards to Olympics, The Donner Party: Weathering the Storm,” “Skiing at Lake Tahoe,” “Western Train Adventures and Sierra Stories,” volumes 1 and 2; and Robert Stewart, “Finding Sam Clemens Cove” and “The Gold Rush Letters of E. Allen Grosh and Hosea B.Grosh” will all be on hand inscribing books for people, providing an opportunity for special, personalized holiday gifts.

Visitors will remember this past June, Antonucci and Stewart engaged in a lively debate on the whereabouts of Mark Twain’s 1851 Lake Tahoe campsite. The two scribes may disagree about this, but they heartily agreed to join forces on this evening for the benefit of museum-goers and shoppers.

Storm King McLaughlin, another summer lecturer at the museum, will join in as well, with Carol Jensen, who has a variety of interesting historical anecdotes she has found about the region, from Aimee Semple McPherson on the West Shore, to Elizabeth Taylor at the Dolby estate. This is your chance to visit with these authors about local historical mysteries and debates.

Visitors will be able to enjoy museum exhibits free of charge, as well as light refreshments. The museum store will also be open for holiday shopping.

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