1960 Winter Olympics to be highlighted by El Dorado Arts Council
The El Dorado Arts Council will open a new exhibition Friday, Jan. 12, that celebrates the 1960 Winter Olympics held at Squaw Valley.
The curated exhibition of art, memorabilia and promotional items runs through March 9 at the organization’s Fausel House Gallery in Placerville.
The exhibit, “The Games of Winter,” uses items on loan from the Museum of Sierra Ski History and 1960 Winter Olympics, and collector Stan Batiste.
Batiste and his wife Maryann, of the Sierra Ski Museum, are excited about the upcoming show at the Gallery.
“This is the first time we have loaned pictures and artifacts out of the Museum — it should be fun,” said the Batistes in a press release. “Our goal has always been to share the history of the 1960 Winter Olympics and Sierra Ski History in order to educate the community about our rich history.”
The public opening reception takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, and will feature fondue — a classic recipe from the 1960s — supplied by Dedrick’s Cheese, which will be paired with local wine.
Batiste, author David C. Antonucci and official Olympic photographer Bill Briner will be in attendance. The event and parking are free.
At 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, Antonucci, author of “Snowball’s Chance: The Story of the 1960 Olympic Winter Games Squaw Valley & Lake Tahoe” will discuss the 1960 Winter Olympics. The free event will be held at the Fausel House Gallery.
The Coachman Hotel in South Lake Tahoe also is supporting the exhibition. Gallery visitors who present the exhibition postcard during their stay at The Coachman will receive a complimentary glass of wine at the hotel bar.
For more information, contact Andrew Vonderschmitt at 530-295-3496 or email at email@example.com.
Support Local Journalism
Support Local Journalism
Readers around the Lake Tahoe Basin and beyond make the Tahoe Tribune's work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.
Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.
Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.
Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.
User Legend: Moderator Trusted User