Funsters and gatherers at Gatekeeper’s Museum in Tahoe City |

Funsters and gatherers at Gatekeeper’s Museum in Tahoe City

Vicki Kahn
Special to the Sun
Longtime Tahoe City resident Dody Scoville grinds some fresh pepper over her salad at the Gathering at the Gatekeeper's dinner.

TAHOE CITY, Calif. and#8212; The Gatekeeper’s Museum, a log cabin at Fanny Bridge, is steeped in local history, nestled where Highways 89 and 28 intersect in Tahoe City.

The museum is located on an ancient Washoe campsite and inside is a treasure trove of eclectic Tahoe artifacts and memorabilia including historical photographic collections, oral histories and transcriptions, archival newspapers and documents, maps and letters, clothing, furniture, and an impressive collection of native American baskets. It is also located on one of the most beautiful lakeside settings in the Tahoe basin, surrounded by venerable pine trees and native vegetation. It was at this site, outside by the lake’s shores, that the annual Gathering at the Gatekeeper’s took place Sunday, July 17.

The late afternoon event commenced with the nonprofit’s traditional ample silent auction displayed on tables under the evergreens. Guests dined on a delicious buffet dinner prepared by Mountain Magic Catering, and then a short lively live auction transpired with such interesting and unusual offerings as a guided tour of the historic ghost town of nearby Bodie. The fruitful gathering of close to 200 North Lake Tahoe Historical Society supporters added more than $20,000 to the historical society’s coffers.

Gathering together at the Gatekeeper’s Museum were event chair Carol Shaw and husband Jay, auction chairs Karen and Warren Wagner, Rich and Charlotte Davidson, Carol Savary, Karen and Art Mennick, NLTHS board President (and live auctioneer) David Elliott and wife Susan, Judy and David Thompson, Bruce and Marian McNulty, Michele Finch, Bob and Marge Hartsfield, Trudy and Rolf Lesem, Diane and John Schrage, Dick and Nileta Morton, Julie Quintana, NLTHS Exec Director Marguerite Sprague and husband Bob Hubbard, Dave and Sue DeVoe, Malcolm and Mary Ann Dunlap, Ellen and Gil Magnani, Hugh and Muriel Harris, Don and Jeanne Davis, Bobbie and Bob Dolton, Norm and Nan Bouton, Nancy and Jean Mooring, Pat and Steve Paddock, Lisa and David Hansen, Frederick and Sybil Patten, Cathy and Bill Erickson, John and Virginia Rarig, Marion Ratkovsky, Bill and Fritzi Briner, Joan and Bob Clark, Jeanie and Gordon MacAulay, Mary Louise and Richard Johnson, Ginny Topol, Kay Turner and staff members Javier Rodriguez, Deja Kirkwood and Jim Hillick. The North Lake Tahoe Historical Society’s upcoming home tour is Aug. 4. For more information visit or call 530-583-1762.

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