Tahoe Social Scene | All hands on deck
It took a lot longer than a nine-month gestation period to give birth to it, but the Tahoe Maritime Museum on the West Shore celebrated its first year birthday just like a human being would ” with a celebration.
About a 150 community members, museum donors and supporters congregated at the beautiful new museum in Homewood to celebrate a successful first year in existence.
The mood was festive as guests re-connected after some spent the winter away in warmer environs.
Old friends and new enjoyed tasty tidbits prepared by longtime local caterer Melanie Jackson and her experienced crew while bidding on a unique “cruising” auction consisting of several exceptional experiences and excursions.
Both Tahoe Maritime Museum Executive Director Bill Kraus and its board President Tom Bredt made remarks to the crowd.
Everyone beamed with pride as they looked around at their accomplishment of successfully running a capital campaign to raise the necessary funds to build such a beautiful building.
The museum has a busy summer ahead with an inaugural sunset cruise outing scheduled on June 30 with Tahoe Sailing Charters out of the Tahoe City Marina, and the museum’s Truckee Annex open house series that kicks off on Father’s Day. And a continuing lecture series. For more info call 525-9253.
Some of those water vessel aficionados gathering at the museum included Denise and Captain Ron Kirby, Polly Bredt, Lynn and Dave Olson, Sue and Rich Stout, Kathy and Paul Schultz, Fritzi and Bill Briner, Steve Lind, artist Roy Dryer III, Penny and Steve Teshara of the NLRTA, Cheryl and Al Lebel, Martha and Tom Hughes, Jenny and Barry Ludwig, Nancy Cunningham and Wes Schimmelpfennig, Nancy and Max Gisko, Dave Ferrari, Denise and Woody Shackleton, Jeanie and Gordon MacAulay, Muriel and Hugh Harris, Bill and Olga Keever (they donated a tour and lunch at their winery), Deborah and Ed Scott, Lisa Dobey and Debbie Cole, Niletta and Dick Morton, along with the museum’s director of development Heather Leonard, director of education and outreach Nicole Cheslock and David Smith.
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