Sierra State Parks Foundation presents and#8216;Conversations with Historyand#8217; |

Sierra State Parks Foundation presents and#8216;Conversations with Historyand#8217;

Special to the Sun

TAHOE, Calif. and#8212; Conversations with History features a behind-the-scenes tour of the incomparable Vikingsholm Mansion and a sit-down intimate historical conversation with long-time park advocate and historian Helen Smith at Emerald Bay State Park, June 30, July 28 and Aug. 24, 6-8 p.m.

Following the tour, guests will meet in the courtyard where wine and hors dand#8217;oeuvres will be served. Helen Smith will host an informal conversation about her experiences spending 14 summers at Vikingsholm as the guest of Lorna Knight, the owner. Smith will present a signed copy of her book and#8220;Vikingsholm,and#8221; a guide she authored, to every guest. The DVD and#8220;Vikingsholmand#8221; will be available for sale.

Reservations will be taken for 20 people per event. Guests will meet at the Visitor Center at D.L. Bliss State Park then be escorted to Vikingsholm via carpool at 5:30 p.m. for the two-hour event.

Tickets are $40 per person. Proceeds from the events provide critically needed funds for the maintenance and repair of the Vikingsholm Mansion. Seats are limited, so please call the Sierra State Parks Foundation and make your reservation now at 530-525-9460.

Enjoy this delightful experience at Emerald Bay on Lake Tahoe. In the glow of a magnificent sunset, relive golden summers of elegance and leisure through and#8220;Conversations With History.and#8221;

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