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July 31, 2012
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North Lake Tahoe Historical Society to feature home and historic tours

TAHOE, Calif. — The North Lake Tahoe Historical Society will host two tours in August: Their Annual Home Tour and Historic Bus Tour. The Annual Home Tour attendance is exclusive to NLTHS members only. Individuals may purchase membership for as little as a $30 annual fee ($5 for full-time students). The Historic Bus Tour, which is open to the public, attracts a large crowd, and will likely sell out again this year.

The Annual Home Tour takes place Aug. 2 on the West Shore of Lake Tahoe, taking guests through historical Tahoe homes and modern homes. “This is a chance to step inside some of the most interesting and beautiful homes on the lake. Each home has a story to tell, and each is captivating,” said NLTHS Executive Director Marguerite Sprague. Food and drink will be served at one of the homes. Tickets are on sale for $55.

The popular Historic Bus Tour will return Aug. 24, and participants will be taken along the Lake Tahoe's west shore. The tour guide is local Tahoe author, “Storm King” Mark McLaughlin. McLaughlin will regale guests with little-known facts, weather quips and anecdotes. A picnic lunch is included with the ticket price. Tickets are $60 for NLTHS members and $70 for non-members.

“The Historic Bus Tour is an exciting summer event for Tahoe locals and visitors. Mark McLaughlin brings Tahoe history to life on the tour and, with lunch included, it's a uniquely Tahoe day,” said Sprague. To make reservations or to get more information on the Home Tour and the Historic Bus Tour, call 530-583-1762 or visit www.northtahoemuseums.org.

The North Lake Tahoe Historical Society operates two museums in Tahoe City: Watson Cabin Museum and the Gatekeeper's Museum, which features the Marion Steinbach Indian Basket Collection showcasing more than 800 baskets from 85 tribes west of the Mississippi River. The North Lake Tahoe Historical Society's mission is to preserve and present Lake Tahoe history both regionally and in the larger context of the American West. For more information, visit www.northtahoemuseums.org or call 530-583-1762.

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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Aug 1, 2012 01:59PM Published Jul 31, 2012 03:58PM Copyright 2012 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.