Tahoe Maritime Museum celebrates first birthday and Memorial Day
The Maritime Museum brings Tahoe history to life on the west shore of Lake Tahoe and there is fun to be all had by all ages. Children can use a variety of maritime themed stamps, get a temporary pirate tattoo, little ones enjoy the classic wooden rocking boat and story books and kids and adults can challenge one another at the knot tying wall.
“The West Shore’s Opening Weekend on the lake is an ideal time for families to check out the Tahoe Maritime Museum. This Memorial Day weekend we are offering a free commemorative item to our first 50 visitors on Sunday morning. We also great pirate cups donated by a generous volunteer to offer as prizes for children who complete a hands-on scavenger hunt at the museum,” said Nicole Cheslock, Director of Education and Outreach.
The Museum Store will offer major discounts and new sale items to kick off the summer, including boating theme serving dishes, crafts and items for the whole family. New members also receive a complimentary issue of Sierra Heritage magazine and a one day store discount incentive this weekend. Some membership benefits include free admission, invitations to special events and a classic boat ride on Miss Tahoe, the old Gar Wood Jake Obexer used to own and drive around the lake.
SATURDAY, MAY 23
The Museum opens at 10 a.m. with great activities and prizes for children, a sale in the Museum store and a welcoming atmosphere for an hour of fun for all ages. $5 admission.
First Birthday Party and FUNdraiser
$65 per person includes catering by local Tahoe City resident Melanie Jackson
“This is a special evening to celebrate the first year in our new building,” Cheslock said. “It is a chance to socialize, bid on unique auction items designed for couples and families to share, and kick off the summer in style with old friends and new friends.” People may order tickets by phone at 525-9253 ext. 0
SUNDAY, MAY 24
Tahoe Maritime Museum kicks off summer with a Museum store sale, pirate themed activities, crafts and prizes for children and $5 admission, free for children under 12 years old from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
MONDAY, MAY 25
“David Smith, a Tahoe resident for more than 15 years, and the Museum’s best in-house tour guide will provide an engaging guided exhibition tour at 2 p.m. that is free with admission. We will have arts and crafts projects, refreshments and incredible raffle prizes” all for free on Sunday and Monday,” said Nicole Cheslock, Director of Education and Outreach.
Long committed to providing a family-friendly environment, the Museum features an area dedicated to youth.
The Museum seeks to stimulate interest in and preserve watercraft and marine artifacts significant in Lake Tahoe’s maritime history. The Museum is located at 5205 West Lake Blvd. in Homewood, next to Homewood Mountain Resort /across from High and Dry Marina. Summer hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day except Wednesday. Call 525-9253 or visit http://www.TahoeMaritime.org.
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