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Tahoe museum seeks 1960 Winter Olympic Games memorabilia

Photograph courtesy of William Briner, Tahoe CityA view of the 1960 Winter Olympic Ski Jump at Squaw Valley as seen from Blythe Arena.

Donate memorabilia from the 1960 Winter Olympic Games in Squaw Valley or skiing artifacts that tell the history of winter sports in the Western United States.The Squaw Valley Ski Museum Foundation is pleased to announce it has commenced a master planning process for a proposed museum that will cover the history of the landmark Squaw Valley USA 1960 Olympic Winter Games and the skiing heritage of the Western United States. A consulting team has been engaged to undertake the plan, including Gary Davis Group (architects and engineers based in Tahoe City), AMS Planning andamp; Research (a national museum planning firm) and Will Bruder+Partners (a Phoenix-based architecture firm).This master plan follows an earlier market study by the Truckee-based Streamline Consulting Group, which identified potential models and markets for a museum in the Squaw ValleyLake Tahoe area.As part of the master plan, the consultant team is identifying possible collections of objects including photographs, films, scrapbooks, ski equipment and artifacts. The master plan, to be announced this spring, will include an interpretive plan, exhibition themes, stories and artifacts as potential components of the museum.Please contact Linda Williams, local project coordinator at 530-581-8701 or by e-mail at svomuseum@gmail.com with items that pertain to skiing history and mountain communities.