Free Admission to Tahoe Maritime Museum Second Saturday each Month this Winter

Free Admission to Tahoe Maritime Museum Second Saturday each Month this Winter

Posted on November 11, 2012
Filed Under North Tahoe Events

FletaFrom the history of speedboats to sea planes and elegant wooden boats, to dive explorations and tales from the Lake in the Sky, the Tahoe Maritime Museum preserves our nautical heritage.

On the second Saturday of each month throughout winter 2012-2013, all Tahoe residents can visit the museum free of charge during Local’s Day.  Don’t miss the current exhibit Tahoe Twenties: A Story of Boats, Booze & Business which showcases the amazing boats of the 1920s, and developments of the 1920s through the lens of its maritime vessels.

At the beginning of the 1920s, Lake Tahoe residents were entering into a time of incredible change. The end of WWI and the beginning of prohibition brought out a spirit of rebellion and innovation in people and industries across the nation. The maritime world used this energy to bring about a new period in boating: the era of the speedboat. Highlighted is Florence M II, a 26’ 1926 Stephens Brothers Runabout along with the original 1916 REO Speedwagon, Kerosene Kate, which pulled her up to the lake.

Meanwhile, Lake Tahoe residents faced uncertainty as they sought to make tourism their main industry. The beauty of the lake, easing transportation sources, luxurious accommodation, and invigorating activities combined to make Lake Tahoe a first class destination.

The children’s section lets the kids engage in hands-on activities to better understand maritime history.

 The museum is currently on its winter hours, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10am-5pm, last admission at 4:30.

Prices: Adults $5, Children 12 and under: free

Members: free

Tahoe Maritime Museum
5205 West Lake Blvd. in Homewood

For more info about monthly events and lectures, please call the museum at 530-525-9253 or visit www.TahoeMaritimeMuseum.org.

Located on the West Shore of Lake Tahoe, the Tahoe Maritime Museum’s mission is to stimulate an interest in and an understanding of Lake Tahoe’s rich maritime history through the highest standards of historic preservation, innovative interpretation and public education.

Information gathered from Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture. Please click here for more information.

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