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Gatekeeper’s Museum opens SnowFest! mini-exhibit

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Blast to the past: Find SnowFest! memorabilia at the Gatekeeper's Museum through March 26 in Tahoe City.
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TAHOE CITY, Calif. and#8212; The Gatekeeper’s Museum opened its new SnowFest! mini-exhibit, featuring memorabilia from 1980s and 1990 SnowFest! celebrations.

The exhibit, on display through March 26, 2011, features buttons, hats, scrapbooks and other artifacts sure to bring back wonderful memories for attendees of SnowFest!s past.

It was made possible by donations from Judy Friedman, former executive director of SnowFest! and Ron Treabess, SnowFest! attendee.

Friedman noted in 2006: and#8220;SnowFest! has always been about people having a good time and there’s no better time that can be had than just watching little kids. In the early parades, the Squaw Valley parking lot just wasn’t big enough, so they’d parade around it twice. The parade was full of kids and through the years you not only watched them march but watched them grow up.and#8221; and#8212; Tahoetopia, 2010

and#8220;SnowFest is important to our region not only for the visitors it draws and#8212; including the Vulcans from Minnesota and Those Guys From Wisconsin from, of course, Wisconsinand#8212;but for the joyful celebration it brings locals each year as well,and#8221; said Marguerite Sprague, executive director of the North Lake Tahoe Historical Society.

Gatekeeper’s Museum is in the log cabin between Fanny Bridge and Bank of the West in Tahoe City. The museum is open daily through Feb. 27, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Starting Feb. 28, the museum is open weekends 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, children 12 and under are free. Active military families are free. Admission and donations fund the museum’s educational and interpretation efforts.

The North Lake Tahoe Historical Society preserves and presents regional history through engaging and educational programming and exhibits at its three museums: Gatekeeper’s Museum, Steinbach Indian Basket Museum and the Watson Cabin Museum. 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 http://www.northtahoemuseums.org for information.

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