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Tallac Historic Site offers children’s programs

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The Garden Party program is one of the many programs for children at the Tallac Historic Site. Participants enjoy lemonade and cookies while learning about the lifestyle of the 1920s.
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The Tallac Historic Site, three miles north of the “Y” off Highway 89, offers a wide range of activities for youths throughout the summer. Volunteers in period costumes lead tours, lead cooking classes and share stories of life at the estates in the past. For reservations and more information call the Dextra Baldwin Cabin (530) 541-5237 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. All tickets for interpretive programs will be available in the Dextra Baldwin Cabin, across from the Baldwin Museum.

— Kitchen Kids is offered at 1 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The program shows children ages 6 through 12 the various cooking techniques used in earlier times. The program meets at the Pope Fountain in the Pope Estate. Tickets are $7.50.

— Boat Buddies is offered at 1 p.m. each Thursday. The program meets at the Pope Boathouse, where participants view the remains of the 100-foot steamer the Tod Goodwin as well as look at the other historic maritime items inside the boathouse. The program ends at the Pope Fountain with each participant powering their own steamboat. Tickets are $7.50.

— Garden Party is at 1 p.m. each Friday. The program meets at the Pope Fountain and ends in the Pope Arboretum. The program is designed for participants 5 to 11 years of age to learn about the lifestyles of the 1920s while crafting a stylish hat and enjoying lemonade and cookies. Tickets are $7.50.

— Story Time with The Tales of Tahoe is at 2:30 p.m. each Friday. Participants listen to stories of the Tahoe area and learn of the people and places that made such a unique place to live. Stories take place at the Gazebo in the Pope Arboretum. The program is free.

Special program

— The Mother and Daughter Tea will begin at 1 p.m. July 16 and Aug. 6. This program provides an opportunity to share a special moment in time with your child or grandchild and all ages are welcome. While the Pope family is occupied elsewhere, the Nanny takes the children up to the front porch for a unique teatime experience. Will the butler show up and take the kids for a drive in the old GMC? Will Captain Pomin let you go inside the boathouse for a look at his favorite boat, the Quic’ Chakidn? Tickets are $10 with prepaid reservations required. The event is limited to 20 people.

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